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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Dat Dog Mural with Group

Live Music

SWLA Zydeco Music Festival

Restaurants

People Eating Outside At CENTRAL In Lafayette, LA

Hotels

DoubleTree by Hilton - Lobby

Lafayette Weekly

New Orleans second-line giants Rebirth Brass Band swing into town this Thursday. The GRAMMY-winning horn-driven group will appear at the Acadiana Center... Read More

Black History Month in Lafayette

February may be one of the shorter months jam-packed with celebratory events like the Superbowl, Valentine's Day, President's Day, and Mardi... Read More

Black-Owned Restaurants

In celebration of the region’s black community, we’re exploring the Creole and soul food restaurants the area offers. Lafayette has a... Read More

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,... 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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