Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Itinerary

Lafayette, LA’s annual Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, held the second full weekend in October, provides the ideal opportunity to discover Lafayette, LA’s blend of food, music and culture that makes the city so unique. Since 1974 this free festival has offered locals and visitors alike the opportunity to experience three days of nonstop music, dancing, food as well as crafts and a genuine Cajun and Creole experience like no other.

Friday: Full Tour Day

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Bach Lunch in Parc Sans Souci with brown bag lunch and live music
5:30 – 8:45 p.m. - Opening night of the festival with official boudin cutting and live music

Saturday: Half Tour Day

1 p.m. - Arrive at Festival site. Visit the Bayou Food Festival where you'll find food booths featuring the area's best Cajun and Creole foods. Visit the Festival de Musique Acadienne featuring Cajun and Zydeco music, and the Louisiana Crafts Festival featuring handcrafted items, crafts demonstrations and performances.

Sunday: Festival

10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Festivals Acadiens et Créoles or enjoy full day of touring including brunch at an area restaurant

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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.

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