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

Spring Has Sprung in Lafayette

In Lafayette, Spring parades in like a Mardi Gras and two-steps out like a Zydeco Queen. Gardens burst with azaleas in every shade of pink, peach, red, and lavender, while magnolia trees present their showy white blossoms. Spanish moss-draped cypress and tupelo trees in swamps and lakes proudly…

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Lafayette's Unique Seasons

Immerse yourself in the untouched purity of a cypress and tupelo swamp. Sway your hips to the upbeat tempo of accordions and washboards, or let the seductive flavors of Cajun and Creole cooking dance on your palate. Join in on a colorful Mardi Gras celebration and experience the largest non-ticketed…

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St. Martin Parish: Where Cajun Culture Began

It's where "Cajun culture began." St. Martin Parish was the earliest arrival destination for exiled Acadian families from France and Nova Scotia in the 1700s. It also cradles the story of African-American slavery to freedom in the rural South. These journeys are the tapestry of South Louisiana's…

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