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

2023 Spring Schedule of Performers

March 3
Wayne Toups + Joe Hall & The Cane Cutters
PLUS: Lafayette Parish Bicentennial
Parc International

March 10
Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys + The Magnolia Sisters
PLUS: Shaka Zulu Stilt Walking Performance
Parc Sans Souci

March 17
Boogie Kings with Special Guests
PLUS: Taking it Back to ‘93
Parc Sans Souci

March 24
Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha Chas + Lil Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers
PLUS: Celebrating the Big 6-0 with Nathan
Parc International

March 31
Four Horses Band + Donnie Broussard & The Louisiana Stars
PLUS: Season Finale Dance Party
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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