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.
Fridays in March & April
6 – 8 p.m.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Soul Express Band
Louisiana Soul Revue
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
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.
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 Box • Ginkgoa • Mokoomba • GIVERS w Special Guests Tom Tom Club, Mokoomba, & Dickie Landry • GuGu Drum Group from Shanghai • Ceux Qui Marchent Debout • Marc Broussard • Red Baraat • Las Cafeteras • Lakou Mizik • Buckwheat Zydeco Tribute: Ils Sont Partis Band feat. Sir Reg • Dengue Fever Delhi 2 Dublin • Debajo Del Agua • Falu • Bonerama • LUS Fiber Presents: Greg Martinez & the Delta Kings feat. GG Shinn, Johnnie Allan, & TK Hulin • Corey Harris Band • Les Respectables • Les Deuxluxes • Belzébuth • Sirius Plan Flow Tribe • Cy • Zachary Richard presents: Les Étoiles de l'immersion • Festivals Acadiens et Crèoles Presents: Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie • C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band • Debauche Russian Mafia Band • Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys • Ray Boudreaux • Festivals Acadiens et Crèoles Presents: The Band Courtbouillion • Valcour Records Presents: Bonsoir, Catin (L'aurore) • Sola Violins Presents: International Fiddle Summit feat. David Greely & Guests • The Viatones • Karnival Kreyol feat. Cedric Watson • Sequoia Crosswhite • Brother Dege • The Revelers • Conga Los Hoyos • Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs • Michel Joseph Band • Dwight J. Roy • Mike Dean Band • Shrugs • Durwood • Harris Family Band • ¡Arriba, Arriba! • Soul Express Brass Band • Celtic Bayou Festival Presents: Celjun • Amelia and Sophie Powell • ASArts Night Band • Progressive Inspirational Choir • Festivals Acadiens et Crèoles Presents: Le Diab de la Louisiane avec Plaquemine Brûlée • L.J. Alleman Guitar Ensemble • Les Bambins de Myrtle Place • Lafayette High String Ensemble • Coeur des Cordes • Paul Breaux World Language Singers • Di Filippo Marionettes
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
5:30-7:30pm Forest Huval
7:45-9:45pm High Performance
10:00-12:00pm Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie
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
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
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
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
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