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Fall Into Festival Season

Work hard, play hard. It’s not just a motto; it’s a way of life here in the heart of Cajun & Creole Country. No matter what time of year you visit Lafayette, LA we will have something for you to celebrate. That’s in large part because we have a festival for everything-from beer to boudinshrimp to sugarcane, gumbo to gratons-there is literally something happening every week.

Lafayette, LA truly comes alive in the fall and spring with remarkable weather to compliment the multitude of events and festivals. One thing unique to Lafayette, LA is the free concert series that take place in the fall and spring. But, it’s not just the free concert series that makes Lafayette, LA the self-proclaimed Free Music Capital of the World; the fall and spring months alone hosts countless events that boast free music.

Whether your passion is for Lafayette, LA's rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave Lafayette, LA nourished. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America.

Top Sights in Scott, LA

Much of Southwest Louisiana developed when the railroad came through in the late 1800s. In 1880, the Louisiana Western Railroad obtained a right-of-way... Read More

Holiday Cocktails in Lafayette, LA

The Holiday Season is here, and Lafayette's locally-owned restaurants have decided we have been good this year! Several local shops have created... Read More

Lafayette Weekly

On Thursday night, Zydeco hitmaker Horace Trahan will be squeezing his accordion at Rock'n' Bowl. Trahan will kick things off around 7:30 pm... Read More

Noel Acadien au Village

Noel Acadian au Village features half a million lights, live entertainment, and carnival rides spread across 10 acres in Acadian Village. Proceeds from... 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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