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

Family Friendly Guide to Lafayette Festivals

Here in Lafayette, LA we are known for our joie de vivre , a French expression meaning our exuberant love of life. We love hosting lively festivals to honor our rich cultures, and simply to have a good time with friends and family. Lafayette is famous for its year-round festivals celebrating…

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Top Sights in Oil Center

For a century, Louisiana has played a major role in the country’s oil and gas development, and Lafayette has served as a major spoke in the industry’s wheel. That’s why, in 1952, Lafayette businessman and philanthropist Maurice Heymann envisioned a section of town to house businesses associated with…

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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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Cajun Music

Cajun music is a central component and marker of Cajun identity and culture in southwestern Louisiana. Largely accordion and fiddle based, and mostly sung in vernacular French, Cajun music has foundations in Indigenous American, African, German, Irish, Anglo-American as well as Francophone folk…

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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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A First Timer’s Guide to Lafayette Parish

Are you short on time for your first visit to Cajun Country? Are you overwhelmed with all of the things to do and experience? There’s no shortage of ways to experience the Happiest City in America and its nearby communities. We’re sharing our favorites for first-time visitors. Listen and Dance to…

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