Spring in Lafayette

Lafayette is a destination that’s worth a visit any time of year. Come during the early spring when crawfish are at their peak. Roll up your sleeves and peel your own, eat it with a fork in an etouffee or the many variations at one of our many restaurants or the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. No trip is complete without boudin and po’boys. Be sure to stop at one of the legendary spots on our Cajun Boudin Trail and attend the annual Po’Boy Festival to sample various styles. Burn off some calories at a lively dance hall, or participate in the Vermilion Voyage, a three-day, 50-mile, overnight paddling excursion. Spring is also an ideal time to spend a day in Downtown Lafayette, where you’ll find attractions, restaurants, and nightlife. Every April, Downtown hosts Festival International, bringing more than 500 musicians from 15 countries to the stage. Need even more inspiration to visit Lafayette during the springtime? Check out our Springtime Guide to Lafayette below and start planning your spring getaway to the Happiest City in America.

Spring Guide

Check out our Spring Guide to Lafayette below and start planning your spring getaway to the Happiest City in America.

Spring Festivals

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Springtime Food


Lafayette Parish is the indisputable center of all things boudin. With over 50 locations, the Cajun Boudin Trail puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to discovering…


Here in Lafayette, the po'boy reigns as a Southern sandwich staple with nearly dozens of regional restaurants, diners, and even gas stations claiming they serve the best.

Things To Do In Spring

Inspiration Journal

Lafayette's blog showcasing the food, music, culture and history at the heart of Cajun & Creole Country.

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Lafayette Weekly

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Civil Rights Trail in Lafayette

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Thrift Stores in Lafayette

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Getting to Lafayette

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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