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

Desserts and coffee at Black Cafe in Lafayette, LA
Black Cafe
Jefferson Street Pub
Jefferson Street Pub
Poupart's
Poupart's Bistro

Downtown Shopping

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

Downtown Attractions

Generational Restaurants in...

In Acadiana, generational talent is easy to find - many musicians are descendants of a long line of music-making families. For example, the Savoys,... Read More

October Events Spotlight

If you're looking to spend some time in the Hub City and want to know what events are happening in October, you're in the right place.... Read More

Lafayette Weekly

Rhythms on the River returns this Thursday evening with a Grammy award-winning accordionist Chubby Carrier performance. The free concert series takes... Read More

Kolaches in Lafayette

People in Acadiana like to pass a good time. But when you have too much of a good time, you may need a rescue remedy in the morning. Enter kolaches. For... Read More

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