Summer in Lafayette

Lafayette is a destination that's worth a visit any time of year. Summer starts early and sticks around a while. Stay cool with delicious frozen snoballs or a local craft beer. Give the kids a summer history lesson at Vermilionville, a historic village hosting free Creole and Acadian culture days. Take a stroll, ride a bike, or drive around town to admire some of the area's incredible architecture and public art. Need a playlist on your way to Lafayette or while you're driving around town? Check out our Lafayette Weekly playlist on Spotify, where you can hear Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, and more. Plan your meals around EatLafayette, where the top restaurants around town offer incredible deals. On your way out of town, shop our local makers for a tasty or artistic souvenir. Need even more inspiration to visit Lafayette during the summer? Check out our Summertime Guide to Lafayette below and start planning your summer getaway to the Happiest City in America.


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

Summer Festivals

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Summertime Trip Ideas

Public Art Trail

Experience the creative beauty of Lafayette through our public art trail that shares the unique stories and heritage of communities starting in Downtown Lafayette and weaving…

Lafayette's Local Makers

Lafayette is a melting pot of creativity with many locals creating their own clothing, jewelry, food products, and artwork, of which many are available in monthly subscription…

Summertime Food

Inspiration Journal

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

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Thrift Stores in Lafayette

Thrift stores are making a comeback. Whether you're looking for that ultra-rare rock tee or just an affordable pair of shoes, Lafayette has everything from resale designer…


Pamplona is a classic. It has been since it opened in December of 2007. Combining rustic decor, a beautiful downtown setting, delicious and interesting food, and a stellar wine and…

Lafayette's Historic Restaurants

In the late 1700s, South Louisiana was a melting pot of cultures where families, friends, travelers, and neighbors gathered around the table at mealtime. Today, Cajun culture still…

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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