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.

What's New?

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
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 (April 5-11, 2020)

Local pop piano man Hunter DeBlanc takes the stage at the new Grouse Room downtown on Wednesday night with his Janky Piano Show. The performance will be... Read More

Breakfast in Lafayette

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then there are many important factors to consider, especially when you’re in South Louisiana.... Read More

Lafayette Weekly (March 29-April 4,...

With Lent coming to an end this week and covid restrictions being lifted, live music seems to be back in full swing. Louisiana French preservationist... Read More

Cycle Zydeco: The Ride of Your Life

It’s the best party on a bicycle. Cyclists from all 50 states and all over the world have participated in Cycle Zydeco, a four-day tour of... Read More

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