Spring Festivals

Lafayette is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known for letting the good times roll, or as we say it laissez les bons temps rouler. No matter what time of year you visit Lafayette we'll have something for you to celebrate. That’s in large part because the region is teeming with celebratory festivals year round-from beer to boudin, shrimp to sugarcane, gumbo to gratons-there is literally something happening every week. Lafayette truly comes alive in the spring with remarkable weather to compliment the multitude of events and festivals like the ones below.

Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive

Fridays in March & April
6 – 8 p.m.
Downtown Lafayette

Downtown Alive! has merged community and culture to create a weekly tradition offering free entertainment by way of smoke free, family friendly outdoor concerts with genres ranging from Cajun to Zydeco and even modern and world music. Food and beverage concession are available and sales help keep Downtown Alive! free, so please leave your ice chests at home with your pets.

March 10 - Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars
March 17 - Patty in the Parc 2017 w/ Better Than Ezra & Wayne Toups
March 24 - Zydeco Radio
March 31 - Feufollet
April 7 - Lost Bayou Ramblers
April 21 - Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
May 5 - The Rayo Brothers

Celtic Bayou Festival

Celtic Bayou Festival

March 10-11, 2017
Parc Putnam - 813 Lafayette St. Lafayette, LA 70501

The annual Celtic Bayou Festival is a family friendly event that celebrates all aspects of Irish, Irish American and other Celtic cultures with a weekend full of events such as Irish Lenten Crawfish Boil, Guinness Cook-Off Competition, an Irish Storytelling Puppet Show for children, a Genealogy tent for Acadiana people to trace their Celtic roots and of course plenty of Irish music complete with Irish dancers. Click here for complete schedule of event.

Weekend Pass – $20
Friday Pass – $10
Saturday Pass – $10

Scott Boudin Festival


April 21-23
Lions Club Rd., Scott

Enjoy sampling boudin every which way in a family friendly environment at the Scott Boudin Festival. Enjoy live music, food, crafts and more!

Friday April 21st
Main Stage

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Jaryd Lane
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Bag of Donuts
10:30 PM – 12:30 PM – Keith Frank &The Soileau Zydeco Band

Saturday April 22nd
Main Stage

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM – Warren Storm & Willie Tee
12:15 AM – 1:45 PM – Horace Trahan & The Ossun Express
2:15 PM – 4:45 PM – Lil Nate
5:15 PM – 7:15 PM – Nik L Beer
7:45 PM – 10:00 PM – Chris Ardoin
10:30 PM – 12:30 PM – Wayne Toups & ZyDeCajun

Sunday April 23rd
Main Stage

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Kevin Naquin
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Dustin Sonnier
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie

Acadiana Po-boy Festival

Acadiana Poboy Festival

April 2
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Parc Sans Souci in Downtown Lafayette

This year is Lafayette’s very first Po-boy festival. The festival will be centered around Louisiana’s favorite sandwich, the po-boy. Admission is free, but there will be lots of drinks and food for purchase. Along with sampling Po-boys there will be children’s activities, live music, and the festival will feature the world’s longest Po-boy. 

Zydeco Radio
Ray Boudreaux
Soul Express Band
Louisiana Soul Revue
337 Band

Children's Activity Tent, Balloon Animals, Face Painting, 20 poboy vendors, various arts and crafts vendors, various pop up performances and special Second Line performance by Soul Express Brass Band

Festival International de Louisiane

Festival International Main Stage

April 26-30
Thursday 5:30 - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 5:45 - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00am - 11:30 p.m.
Sunday 11:45am - 6:45 p.m.
Downtown Lafayette

Now in its 31st year Festival International will feature music from 25 different regions and countries. These bands will consist of local and foreign new and return bands. Along with the main festival attractions there will be the annual Louisiana International Music Exchange and Courir du Festival 5k.


Balkan Beat BoxGinkgoaMokoombaGIVERS w Special Guests Tom Tom Club, Mokoomba, & Dickie LandryGuGu Drum Group from ShanghaiCeux Qui Marchent DeboutMarc BroussardRed BaraatLas CafeterasLakou MizikBuckwheat Zydeco Tribute: Ils Sont Partis Band feat. Sir RegDengue Fever Delhi 2 DublinDebajo Del AguaFaluBoneramaLUS Fiber Presents: Greg Martinez & the Delta Kings feat. GG Shinn, Johnnie Allan, & TK HulinCorey Harris BandLes RespectablesLes DeuxluxesBelzébuthSirius Plan Flow TribeCyZachary Richard presents: Les Étoiles de l'immersionFestivals Acadiens et Crèoles Presents: Geno Delafose & French Rockin' BoogieC.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana BandDebauche Russian Mafia BandJeffery Broussard & the Creole CowboysRay BoudreauxFestivals Acadiens et Crèoles Presents: The Band CourtbouillionValcour Records Presents: Bonsoir, Catin (L'aurore)Sola Violins Presents: International Fiddle Summit feat. David Greely & GuestsThe ViatonesKarnival Kreyol feat. Cedric WatsonSequoia CrosswhiteBrother DegeThe RevelersConga Los Hoyos • Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les RôdailleursMichel Joseph BandDwight J. RoyMike Dean BandShrugsDurwoodHarris Family Band¡Arriba, Arriba!Soul Express Brass BandCeltic Bayou Festival Presents: CeljunAmelia and Sophie PowellASArts Night Band Progressive Inspirational ChoirFestivals Acadiens et Crèoles Presents: Le Diab de la Louisiane avec Plaquemine BrûléeL.J. Alleman Guitar EnsembleLes Bambins de Myrtle PlaceLafayette High String EnsembleCoeur des CordesPaul Breaux World Language SingersDi Filippo Marionettes  

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Boiled Crawfish on Table

May 5-7
Friday 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Parc Hardy, 1290 Rees St. Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival is held in what is known as the crawfish capital of the world. Each year tens of thousands of people gather in the town of Breaux Bridge to feast on the great taste and sounds of Cajun and Creole/Zydeco culture. The festival features over 30 famous bands with musicians known around the world, but this is only a side attraction. The crawfish is what you really go for, there will be crawfish served in every way possible; boiled, fried, bisque, etouffee, boudin, pie or jambalaya. The Festival will also host events as etouffee cook-offs, pageants, crawfish races and eating contest, a parade, and even a carnival.

Friday, May 5
Crawfish Stage
5:30-7:30pm   Forest Huval
7:45-9:45pm   High Performance
10:00-12:00pm   Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie
Festival Stage
5:15-7:00pm   Corey Ledet
7:15-9:15pm   Richard LeBouef
9:30-11:30pm   Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Breaux Bridge Tent
8:00-10:00pm   Joe Guidry Reloaded Zydeco
Saturday, May 6
Crawfish Stage
10:00-11:30am   Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold
11:45am-1:15pm   Jambalaya with special guest D.L. Menard
1:30-3:00pm   Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars
3:15-5:15pm   Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
5:30-7:30pm   Wayne Toups & Zydecajun
7:45-9:45pm   Nik-L-Beer Band
10:00-12:00am   Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha-Chas
Festival Stage
10:15-11:45am   The Revelers
12:00-1:30pm   Huval Family Band
1:45-3:15pm   Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step
3:30-5:00pm   Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns
5:15-7:00pm   Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band
7:15-9:15pm   Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
9:30-11:30pm   Travis Matte & the Kingpins
Breaux Bridge Tent
7:30-9:30pm   Rusty Metoyer & Zydeco Krush

Sunday, May 7
Crawfish Stage
9:00-10:30am   Cajun Stompers Band
10:45am-12:15pm   Sweet Cecilia
12:30-2:00pm   Louisiana Red
2:15-4:00pm   Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys
Festival Stage
10:30-12:00am   Carl Hollier
12:15-1:45pm   Les Ferrailles
2:00-4:00pm   Lil Nate & the Zydeco Big Timers
Breaux Bridge Tent
2:00-4:00pm   Brazos Huval School of Music Students