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Romantic Getaway in Lafayette LA

Yearning for somewhere unique to spend time with that special person in your life? Consider the heart of Louisiana's Cajun & Creole Country, Lafayette. Our culturally renowned region is the perfect romantic getaway with plenty of beautiful restaurants, cozy accommodations, vibrant nightlife, and…

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Farm Raised Oysters

"I have so much respect for the original oystermen like my grandfather back in the day," says Albert "Buzzy" Besson, "My grandfather would go out in his boats and dredge for oysters. It was a very labor-intensive process. We still produce a wonderful product, but now we farm oysters."…

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Celebrating Creole Heritage Month

From Tony Chachere to Beyonce, Creole people have made a long-lasting impression on the global landscape. October is known as Creole Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge, educate, and celebrate all things Creole. This holiday was created in the 1970's to uplift Creole culture and language across…

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October Events Spotlight

If you're looking to spend some time in the Hub City and want to know what events are happening in October, you're in the right place. We'll give you a monthly rundown of live music and other events taking place each month in the Happiest City in America. Concert Series | Wednesdays, Thursdays…

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Sno-balls: Perfect Summer Treat

Try Googling "snow cones" and see what comes up. It pretty much lands you in Baltimore. The Maryland city claims to be one of the originators of the desert, dating back to the Industrial Revolution when ice was shipped by the truckloads to southern states. Louisiana claims home to the "sno-ball"…

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Lafayette's Best Neighborhood Bars

It's the place you swing by after a long day work, to watch the game or just to yuck it up with some familiar faces. It was the backdrop of a long-running TV series where "Everybody knows your name". Yes, I'm talking about the neighbor bar. South Louisiana has a long list watering holes that cater…

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Black Icons in Lafayette

February may be one of the shorter months jam-packed with celebratory events like the Superbowl, Valentine's Day, President's Day, and Mardi Gras, but what makes this month even more significant is the celebration of Black lives and history with Black History Month. Beginning in 1926 as a week-long…

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King Cakes

Most people think of Mardi Gras as our season of merriment before Lent. Still, many of our traditions, such as the sweet and decorative king cake, actually begin with Christmas. King cakes date back to 12th century France when a cake was baked on the eve of Jan. 6 with a small token hidden inside…

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Holiday Shopping Guide in Lafayette, LA

Shopping locally is one of the best ways to support our neighbors and build our communities! Small business owners, artists, and creators make Lafayette, LA's shopping experience truly unique. Could you imagine Lafayette without the charm of our local gift shops, art galleries, boutiques, and craft…

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