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.
With the Mercredi Concert Series on Wednesdays, Rhythms on the River on Thursdays, and Bach Lunch and Downtown Alive! on Fridays, your weekday live music schedule is set with fun for the whole family. For a complete list of fall concert series events, click here.
Three cultural organizations, The Asociación Cultural Latino-Acadiana, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, and Festival International de Louisiane, have joined forces to bring Downtown Lafayette an unforgettable Latin-themed Friday night—live music, authentic Latin cuisine, traditional dance, and much more. The celebrations kick-off at 5:45 p.m. with the opening ceremonies followed by performances by Firmin Ceballos & Latin Fusion, Danza Azteca de Lafayette, and Atraxion de la Cumbia. For more details, click here.
Downtown Rising | October 12
Downtown Rising returns to Parc International on Thursday, October 12, with an electronic-funk lineup that includes Boogie T, Boogie T.rio, Iceman Special, The Debtors, DJ Digital, DJ RV, and other local favored DJs! For more information and advance tickets, click here.
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.
This festival provides the ideal opportunity to discover Lafayette's blend of food, music, and culture that makes the city unique. Celebrating 49 years, this free festival has allowed locals and visitors to experience three days of nonstop music, dancing, food and crafts, and a genuine Cajun and Creole experience like no other. For a schedule of events, click here.
Experience the Acadiana region's largest craft beer festival. Grab your brew book and make your rounds to taste over 200 beers from local distributors and homebrewers. Gulf Brew brings a southern festival feel to tasting the finest craft brews. For a schedule of events, click here.
For the past decade, boudin has drawn hundreds of people to Downtown Lafayette for a celebration and competition. Sample the wide varieties from some of the best boudin makers in the region while dancing to live music and watching the boudin eating contest. For more information, click here.
Blackpot Festival is one of the most unique festivals in Louisiana. Held annually in late October, the festival celebrates Cajun culture and cooking with two days of great music, dancing, food, camping, and jamming. For the performance schedule and cook-off details, click here.