Everybody did this. Everybody killed pigs. Pork was one of the main staples for country people, self-sufficient people. Read the Story
Discover the people and stories behind some of Lafayette's oldest plate lunch houses. Follow the Trail
Po'boys reign as the Southern sandwich staple. Learn the history and popular po'boy places in Lafayette. Read the Story
Louisiana claims home to the "sno-ball", which has humble origins. Learn the history of this summertime treat. Read the Story
Gumbo is what your momma made, a definition that assures there are as many types of gumbos as mothers who make them. Read the Story
Learn about Lafayette's local eateries and the people who make this one of the best places to eat. Read the Story
With a strong multicultural & multilingual heritage Lafayette's food scene reflects this diversity. Read the Story
Crawfish is a staple of Cajun culinary culture as the accordion or fiddle is to our music. Read the Story
To drink beer and peel crawfish is to be Cajun. To have a signature dipping sauce is to be Cajun. To suck heads is divine. Read the Story
Rice has long been an essential ingredient for Cajuns, so much so some have called it a love affair. Read the Story
Yes, in Lafayette you can drive up to window and order a frosty, alcoholic beverage. Read the Story


Activist, environmentalist, poet & singer-songwriter Zachary Richard’s roots are deeply planted in Louisiana. Read the Story
Equal parts bar, performance hall, and community center, dancehalls provided a space for much needed recreation. Read the Story
Chubby’s enthusiasm for his heritage and culture is present in every aspect of his life-both professional and personal. Read the Story
In a region renowned for its music, the ways musicians acquire their instruments is rarely, if ever, discussed. Read the Story
Born, raised, and currently residing in Lafayette, LA Roddie Romero lives and breathes South Louisiana culture. Read the Story
No matter the dance floor us Cajuns will find a way to dance on it. Read the Story


Discover the history behind this Festival Acadiens et Créoles Read the Story
Look back at 30 years of Festival International through the lens of photographer Philip Gould. Read the Story
Downtown Alive Dancers Five Lafayette Festivals to Add to Your Bucket...
Lafayette is vibrant, colorful, and full of joie de vivre with a great mix of festivals. Read the Story
Learn about the Mardi Gras krewes, their elaborate balls and how they choose their king and queen. Read the Story
Learn about the history and customs of this much anticipated celebration in Cajun Country. Read the Story
Learn about the largest Francophone festival in the country connecting Acadiana and the Francophone world. Read the Story
Nightlife - Festival Festival International Field Guide
First time attending Festival International? Here are some tips and tricks for attending. Read the Story
All your questions about Mardi Gras answered from when is it, where to go and how to celebrate. Read the Story
Learn about the history of the king cake as well as the various ways places in Lafayette create them. A Cake Fit For A
Discover some of the movies filmed in and around Lafayette, LA. Read the Story
Learn more about the colorful celebration known as Mardi Gras in Cajun Country. Read the Story
No one knows how to a throw a party quite like South Louisiana, especially during Carnival season. Read the Story
Everyone associated Mardi Gras with beads, but did you know that floats throw a number of other goodies? Read the Story
Learn about the unique Cajun Country Mardi Gras including the Courir de Mardi Gras or chicken run. Read the Story