Essence Festival Getaway

Lafayette is located in South Louisiana along 1-10 in the heart of Cajun Country, only 3 hours East of Houston, and 2 hours West of New Orleans. Kick-off the party before you arrive at Essence Music Festival with a stop in Lafayette for some authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine; and after the festival, Lafayette is the place to hear Zydeco music most any day of the week. Keep scrolling to plan your girl's trip to Essence Festival!

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Live Music

SWLA Zydeco Music Festival

Restaurants

People Eating Outside At CENTRAL In Lafayette, LA

Hotels

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Generational Restaurants in...

In Acadiana, generational talent is easy to find - many musicians are descendants of a long line of music-making families. For example, the Savoys,... Read More

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.... Read More

Lafayette Weekly

Rhythms on the River returns this Thursday evening with a Grammy award-winning accordionist Chubby Carrier performance. The free concert series takes... Read More

Kolaches in Lafayette

People in Acadiana like to pass a good time. But when you have too much of a good time, you may need a rescue remedy in the morning. Enter kolaches. For... Read More

Getting to Lafayette

The city of Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of I-10 and I-49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. The eight parishes that comprise the area are Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion. Acadiana is made up of 22 South Louisiana parishes that extend from south of Alexandria in the center of the state, to Lake Charles on the west, south of New Orleans on the east, and to the Gulf of Mexico in the south.

Plan Your Escape

Lafayette, LA is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’ and it’s no mystery. Whether your passion is for our rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave beaming from ear to ear. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America.

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