Lafayette, LA is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known for their unique blend of Cajun, Creole, Zydeco and modern music. During the fall and spring Lafayette, LA becomes a music mecca with free concert series held Wednesday through Friday.
Kick-off your weekend starting Wednesday in Pelican Park with the Mercredi Concert Series. The good times keep rolling on Thursday with Rhythms on the River, a free evening concert series held in River Ranch’s Town Square. Friday's are a doubleheader with Bach Lunch, a free popular lunchtime music series that takes place on Fridays in Downtown Lafayette, that couples local food offerings with music for all ages. The fun continues into the evening on Friday with Downtown Alive! another local favorite concert series offering free music from regional artists of all genres.
Whether your passion is for our rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or the distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure we have a festival just for you. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America.
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.
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.