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