Student Groups

Education with Curriculum programing/Lesson plans/STEM/STEAM:

People In A Boat At LARC's Acadian Village In Lafayette, LA

Acadian Village:

Lafayette's oldest authentic vision of life in 19th century Southwest Louisiana and a showcase of historic homes alongside winding bayous, depicting unique Acadian architecture of the time. Acadian Village exists as the fundraising arm of LARC. *French Experience

Acadiana Center for the Arts - Exterior

Acadiana Center for the Arts:

Arts in Education. Through our programs we providing arts experiences for students as well as tools and support for educators. We present a broad range of quality arts events and workshops, all of which are designed as interdisciplinary learning adventures that connect real-life experiences to academic instruction. Our nationally renowned program has been a Kennedy Center Partner for over 20 years. *French Experience

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra - Christmas

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra:

DoReME! is a music enrichment curriculum currently taught at Truman Early Childhood Development Center by two educational professionals employed by ASO. Our educators instruct at least five, 30 minute classes, per day integrating music into the school's standard lesson plans, utilizing basic instruments such as maracas, sand blocks, rhythm sticks, as well as introducing classical instruments and classical music, to stimulate creativity as well as assisting with the development of fine and gross motor skills - enhancing the early educational experience for over 500 students per school year. *French Experience

Bayou Vermilion

Bayou Vermilion District:

To improve the water quality and the aesthetics of the Bayou Vermilion within the Parish of Lafayette in an effort to promote the bayou as a recreational and cultural asset. *French Experience

Children's Museum of Acadiana

Children’s Museum of Acadiana:

Hands-on participatory museum serving children and their families, schools, and community organizations by providing interactive exhibits, special services, performances, and workshops. *French Experience

Roller Skates

Fun Nation Roller Rink:

Students will learn the concept of S.T.E.M. in a total in a totally interactive and entertaining manner.

Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

Hilliard Art Museum:

A dynamic, education-oriented museum that serves as a center for interdisciplinary learning. Exhibitions and programs are designed to meet the educational and cultural needs of Louisiana's highly diverse population and to foster intellectual discourse. *French Experience

Jean Lafitte Cultural Center

Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center:

The Acadian Cultural Center, a unit of the National Park Service, depicts the story of the Acadians who settled the prairies and wetlands of south Louisiana. *French Experience

Lafayette Science Museum - Exterior

Lafayette Science Museum:

A regional STEM-based museum with exhibition space dedicated to showcasing the scientific expertise held within the community. A digital planetarium takes visitors on an adventure through the cosmos without ever leaving their seats. *French Experience

Airboat Sailing Through Swamp From McGee's Ventures In Lafayette, LA

McGees Louisiana Swamp and Airboat Tours:

McGee's Swamp Tours has been a must-see for visitors to Cajun Country for more than four decades. Passengers on McGee's sightseeing airboats and swamp boat tours will be able to observe the vastness and beauty of one of America's greatest swamps, the Atchafalaya Basin.

Vermiionville - LOT


Cajun/Creole/Native American Heritage & Folklife Park. Historic village represents life in Acadiana from 1765-1890. Features self-guided tours; costumed, bi-lingual artisans, live music, cooking school, restaurant, boat tours and gift shop. *French Experience

Performing Arts Curtain

ULL School of Music and Performing Arts:

We bring together music, dance, and theatre to express ourselves as individuals, to enlighten our community about the world around us, and — of course — to entertain!  Our school is full of students and faculty whose lives and careers are built around performing, and we want to share our passion for the arts with you. At UL Lafayette, our joie de vivre is so closely tied to the arts — and we want you to be a part of it. *French Experience

Performance Venues:

Lafayette Art Walk - Downtown Lafayette (ACA)

Artwalk Saturdays:

ArtWalk Lafayette occurs every second Saturday in Downtown Lafayette. The monthly event features exhibits, live music, theatrical performances, and immersive artistic experiences in the shops, galleries, museums, and streets of Downtown Lafayette.

CYT - Christian Youth-Theatre

Christian Youth Theatre (CYT):

CYT Lafayette is a youth theatre organization dedicated to developing character in children through training in every aspect of theatrical arts.  They do 5+ performances a year with the production of wholesome family entertainment musicals at Angelle Hall, University of Lafayette

Zydeco Radio at Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive (DTA) - Friday before 5pm performance:

An exciting large-scale concert series attended by thousands of concert-goers. The center for great food, live music, arts and culture, and incredible events. Spanning genres from Cajun and Creole to Indie Pop, Rock, Soul, Country, Folk, and RnB—DTA is an event for music lovers of all kinds. *French Experience

Moncus Park Festival

Moncus Park – Amphitheatre:

A 100-acre green space located in the heart of Lafayette, Louisiana. A gathering space to come together to celebrate, relax, learn and take advantage of the endless opportunities that a regional park of this size provides.

Festivals Acadiens Itinerary

Music Festivals throughout the year:

No matter what time of year you visit us here in Cajun & Creole Country we will have something for you to celebrate. There is literally something happening every week. *French Experience

Bach Lunch - Band

Parc San Souci – Bach Lunch:

Free lunch hour concert features different musicians performing from noon to 1 p.m. *French Experience

Rock N Bowl Lafayette

Rock and Bowl:

One stop for dining, live music, and bowling.

Performing Arts Curtain

ULL School of Music and Performing Arts:

We bring together music, dance, and theatre to express ourselves as individuals, to enlighten our community about the world around us, and — of course — to entertain! Our school is full of students and faculty whose lives and careers are built around performing, and we want to share our passion for the arts with you.

Vermilionville Performance Center

Vermilionville Performance Center:

Located at Vermilionville. Styled after an old agricultural building, with sliding exterior walls. *French Experience

Wonderland Performing Arts:

Strong foundation in the arts focusing on leadership, scholarship, and a progressive performing arts facility. *French Experience

Music based attractions/Interest:

Performing Arts Curtain

Cha Cha Studios — Nathan Williams:

High-end studio specifically designed and built for the purpose of mixing and mastering music of virtually all genres. *French Experience

LA Backbeat

LA Backbeat – Drums/Drumsticks:

Handcrafted and Drumsticks creation sourced from regional materials and suppliers. Every board used is hand selected before it becomes drumsticks. .

Martin Accordions - Accordion

Martin Accordions:

Cajun accordions manufacturer. Tour of factory with an hour of Cajun music after the tour. For groups of 15 or more. *French Experience

Sola Violins:

Owner Anya Burgess is a violin maker, restorer and player. Her work blends interests in craft, design and music. Group presentations are available. *French Experience

Major Festivals:

Acadian Culture Day 2018

Acadian Culture Day:

Live music; tintamarre parade; traiteur traditions; local art of; cooking, accordion construction and repairs; spinning and weaving, wood carving, open hearth cooking and other demonstrations. *French Experience

Cajun & Creole Christmas - Larc's Acadian Village

Cajun and Creole Christmas:

The heart of Cajun & Creole Country, Lafayette, LA, is transformed into a winter wonderland throughout the months of November and December with a Cajun and Creole Christmas. From light shows to parades, tour of homes, performances, carolers and much more you can be sure to find something to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

Creole Culture Day People Listening To A Story

Creole Culture Day:

Cajun accordions manufacturer. Tour of factory with an hour of Cajun music after the tour. For groups of 15 or more. *French Experience

Festival International

Festival International:

Largest Francophone music festival in the country. Held during the last weekend in April, the festival celebrates the Cajun & Creole cultural influences through music, dance, food, cinema & other performance arts. *French Experience

Festival Acadiens

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles:

A music, food & craft festival that features the sounds, flavor & crafts of south Louisiana. *French Experience

Extra Curricular Activities:

Cajun Fast Track - Bumper Cars

Cajun Fast Track:

Come and enjoy our many attractions, games, prizes and more. With over 68,000 square feet of fun under one roof, we’re ready to play rain or shine!

Elevation Station

Elevation Station:

A 37,000 square foot fun factory offering a variety of trampoline activities.

Kart Ranch - Bumper Boats

Kart Ranch:

Go-karts, water wars, miniature golf and a huge arcade, our adventures are like no other


Cutting-edge entertainment, fitness and sports facilities unlike anything you have ever experienced


Irene Hodge

Tourism & Convention Services Manager

Eugenie Mitchell

Vice President of Tourism Sales


Find out how your group can become honorary Cajuns by filling out the form below.

* Indicates a required field.

Lafayette Weekly

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, 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

Hotels Call to Action

ENews Call to Action

Planner Guide