Concert Series | Wednesday - Friday
Springtime in Lafayette is music to everyone's ears with free concert series held Wednesday through Friday. Kick off your weekend starting Wednesday in Pelican Park with the Mercredi Concert Series. On Thursday, the good times keep rolling with Rhythms on the River, a free evening concert series held in River Ranch's Town Square. Fridays are a doubleheader with Bach Lunch, a free popular lunchtime music series on Fridays in Downtown Lafayette and Downtown Alive! later that evening, with free music from regional artists of all genres. To download the spring concert series calendar, click here.
Cochon de Lait at the Acadian Superette | Saturdays
One of Acadiana's most famous and delectable dishes is on display every Saturday at the Acadian Superette from 12–4 p.m. Enjoy sampling a suckling pig served every which way, complete with live music on the Superette's beautiful patio. For more information, click here.
Crawfish Festival | May 6-8
The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, held the first full weekend in May, provides the perfect opportunity to witness over 30 Cajun and Creole bands over three days, coupled with the delicious crustacean, the crawfish. Sample crawfish dishes are prepared in every way imaginable–fried, boiled, étouffée, bisque, boudin, pie, jambalaya, crawdogs, and other Cajun and Creole favorites. The Crawfish Festival also hosts a parade, crawfish eating contest, Cajun and Zydeco dance contest, crawfish étouffée cook-off, crawfish race, and carnival rides for young and old alike, as well as an arts and crafts fair. Click here for more information, including live music schedule.
Tommy McLain Runs Down Every (Sweet) Dream | May 7
This extraordinary one-of-a-kind hometown show will celebrate Tommy McClain's new record release. Come hear a recreation of this beautiful new work by the all-star cast that helped record it and reimagined versions of his greatest golden jukebox hits. For more information and tickets, click here.
Mother's Day Brunch Downtown | May 8
Treat the moms in your life to a Sunday brunch experience like no other in Downtown Lafayette from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the 200, 300, & 400 blocks of Jefferson Street for food & drink specials from local businesses, retail promotions, live music by Ray Boudreaux, and more. For more information, click here.
ArtWalk | May 14
ArtWalk occurs every second Saturday in Downtown Lafayette. The monthly event features exhibits, live music, theatrical performances, and immersive art experiences in the shops, galleries, museums, and streets of Downtown Lafayette. For a list of participating galleries and other events, click here.
Cajun Accordion Festival | May 14
See if you have what it takes Saturday, May 14 at Vermilionville for the Cajun Accordion Contest. There will be cash prizes for first, second, and third place in the youth, junior, and adult divisions. The contest will also include live music from the Pine Leaf Boys, Savoy Family Band, and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. For more information click here.
Wing Wars of Acadiana | May 14
Gifting Grace Project will be hosting its inaugural "Wing Wars of Acadiana" on Saturday, May 14, at Parc International. The Wing Wars of Acadiana will allow professionals and amateurs to showcase their cooking skills while also bringing the community together to raise needed funds for Gifting Grace Project.
Cajun Heartland State Fair | May 26 – June 5
The Cajun Heartland State Fair is an eleven-day fair complete with rides, games, food, live music, etc. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Cajun Heartland State Fair fairgrounds. Click here for more details, including deals, live music schedule, parking info, and more.