Downtown Lafayette

Downtown Lafayette provides a rich and unique experience for groups, large or small. Whether your interest is to visit, shop, dine, play Downtown has something for everyone from galleries to restaurants and everything in between. Home of Downtown Alive!, a spring and fall concert series, and 2nd Saturday ArtWalk as well as over 80 events annually, Downtown is your center for events and fun.

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Bowling with live Cajun & Zydeco music. Private rooms available for groups or parties.
Community arts center with weekly dance classes, art classes, visual arts residencies, gallery programming and special...
Come be the Y in Lafayette
Violin/Fiddle retail and repair with handmade instruments. Group demos and performances available.
Fine craft gallery featuring pottery, blown glass, wood and metal sculptures, baskets, dyed silk, jewelry, recycled art and...
Learn the two-step and waltz to Cajun & Zydeco from an experienced instructor with live music by request.
Beer garden with open-air market and performance space in a family-friendly and pet-friendly atmosphere.

Downtown Restaurants

Carpe Diem!
Carpe Diem! Gelato - Espresso Bar
Pop's Poboys
Pop's Poboys
Tsunami Sushi
Tsunami Sushi
Desserts and coffee at Black Cafe in Lafayette, LA
Black Cafe
Jefferson Street Pub
Jefferson Street Pub

Downtown Shopping

Reflections of Olde Antique Mall
Reflections of Olde Antique Mall
Gallery 549
Gallery 549

Downtown Attractions

Lafayette Weekly (September 20-26,...

The Cajun music community lost one of its most extraordinary talents over the weekend with the passing of fiddler Courtney Granger. Hundreds of fellow... Read More

A Guide To Lafayette's Pizza Joints

Pizza has a long history and even more varieties adapted over the years and in different regions. According to History.com, flatbreads with toppings... Read More

A Guide To Lafayette's Burger Joints

Nothing seems more American than a good burger. A dish that has stood the test of time and can be reinvented in various ways, it's no wonder... Read More

The Hidden Street Taco Joints of...

Why reserve tacos just for Tuesdays? Lafayette has a hidden street taco scene, and all you have to do is look just beyond the horizon. Staring at us in... Read More

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