Sharing the food, music, culture, and history at the heart of Cajun & Creole Country.

Lafayette Mardi Gras: Revelry For All Ages

No one knows how to throw a party quite like South Louisiana, especially during Mardi Gras season. Whether in the city of Lafayetteor the rural fields of Evangeline and Acadia parishes, Mardi Gras offers revelry for all ages. Here in Acadiana, there's little exclusivity regarding Mardi Gras event…

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Hot Spots for Foodie Families

Lafayette is a foodie town, dishing out authentic cuisine with plenty of flavor and without pretension. Cajun cuisine was created by French Acadian immigrants in the 1700s who relied on shrimp, crawfish, sausage, rice and a “holy trinity” of green bell pepper, onion and celery. Today locals honor…

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Ultimate Outdoor Adventures for Kids

South Louisiana is a nature-lover’s paradise with its mild climate, hardwood swamps and wildlife galore. Acadiana is home to hundreds of species of birds and fish as well as the famed American Alligator. Lafayette is the perfect home base for a day of exploring with the family, whether you’re…

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Acadiana’s Coolest Pools and Splash Pads

Louisiana’s prime location in the South means the weather can be hot and humid, but plenty of places around town provide a refreshing splash of fun. And even though Lafayette’s balmy winters, families can dive right into swimming pools and splash pads open year-round. Toddlers to tweens can’t resist…

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A Guide To Lafayette's Pizza Joints

Pizza has a long history and even more varieties adapted over the years and in different regions. According to History.com, flatbreads with toppings were consumed by the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. The latter ate a version with herbs and oil, similar to today’s focaccia. But the modern…

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Downtown in a Day

Downtown Lafayette is the heart of the city and walking through its lively streets you’ll feel the pulse of Acadiana’s culture, history, and joie de vivre. Downtown Lafayette was once a town called Vermilionville, established on the fertile banks of the Vermilion River before the American…

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36 Hours in Lafayette-Family Edition

In the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun Country lies Lafayette, perfect for spending a fun-filled weekend and introducing children to one of the richest cultures in America. To fully appreciate Louisiana’s famous Cajun culture, you must first go back 260 years. In 1755, the British Crown exiled nearly…

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