In addition to being known as Cajun & Creole Country, Lafayette is also known as the Heartbeat of Acadiana, and with good reason. Their distinctive mix of Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco music has people coming down from all over for a two-stepping good time. On any night of the week, you can listen to live music at one of the area's many dancehalls and dance the night away. There's no shortage of dance partners or places to dance in Lafayette so bring your dancing shoes and get ready to laissez les bons temps rouler.
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.