July 2017 Events Spotlight
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August 2017 Events Spotlight
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Monday Adventure Guide
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The Art of Staying Put
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Sno-balls: Perfect Summer Treat
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A First Timer’s Guide to Lafayette Parish
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Acadiana Antique Shops
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Artist Spotlight: Dirk Guidry
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Two-Step Your Way Through Acadiana
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Po'boys: The Southern Sandwich Staple
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Lafayette Movie Madness
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Where Food and Culture Meet in Louisiana
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Happiest City Happenings in 2017
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Plan Your Escape

Lafayette, LA is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the Happiest City in America. A short drive, but a world away from New Orleans, our history dates back to the 18th century, when Canada’s Acadians were expelled and settled in Louisiana. More than two centuries later tourists visit for a rare taste of the genuine Acadian or 'Cajun' experience.
 
Lafayette has a distinct culinary identity as the epicenter of Cajun cuisine that’s earned us the title Best Food City in the USA. Lafayette’s culinary scene is steeped in tradition and continues to evolve with a new generation of chefs making it an incredible place to eat.
 
No matter what time of year you visit Lafayette we will have something for you to celebrate. It doesn’t take long to get hooked on our Cajun and Zydeco music and there’s never a shortage of dance partners if you want to try your hand at a two-step or waltz.

Whether your passion is for our rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave with a smile on your face.


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Learn more about the origin of the word Cajun and how it developed into a culture all its own. Learn More
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Discover the Food, Music & Culture at the heart of Cajun & Creole Country
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