Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive! has merged community and culture to create a weekly tradition and celebration in Downtown Lafayette, LA Friday evenings from 5:30 – 9 p.m. in the fall and spring. Downtown Alive! offers free entertainment through smoke-free, family-friendly outdoor concerts with genres ranging from Cajun to Zydeco and even modern and world music. Food and beverage concession are available, and sales help keep Downtown Alive! free, so please leave your ice chests at home with your pets. Downtown Alive! is produced by Downtown Lafayette in cooperation with Lafayette Consolidated Government.

Downtown Alive - Dancers

2022 Fall Schedule of Performers

September 2
The Revelers + The Magnalites
Parc Sans Souci

September 9
Chris Ardoin + Wayne & the Same Ol' Two Step
Parc International

September 23
Rusty Metoyer & the Zydeco Krush + Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers
Parc Sans Souci

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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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