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Spring Into Festival Season

Work hard, play hard. It’s not just a motto; it’s a way of life here in the heart of Cajun & Creole Country. No matter what time of year you visit Lafayette, LA we will have something for you to celebrate. That’s in large part because we have a festival for everything-from beer to boudinshrimp to sugarcane, gumbo to gratons-there is literally something happening every week.

Lafayette, LA truly comes alive in the fall and spring with remarkable weather to compliment the multitude of events and festivals. One thing unique to Lafayette, LA is the free concert series that take place in the fall and spring. But, it’s not just the free concert series that makes Lafayette, LA the self-proclaimed Free Music Capital of the World; the fall and spring months alone hosts countless events that boast free music.

Whether your passion is for Lafayette, LA's rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave Lafayette, LA nourished. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America.

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  • Acadiana Antique Shops

    Acadiana Antique Shops

    Lafayette is a town of culture, food, music, festivals and history. There is plenty to do no matter the time of year, but with the weather heating up, shopping is a nice, cool, option. Here in Lafayette there are plenty of places to shop, but if you prefer a bit of a treasure hunt be sure to check

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  • Lafayette Chef Spotlight

    Lafayette Chef Spotlight

    Lafayette is a hot spot for up-and-coming chefs and seasoned culinary professionals alike. With such a rich landscape for food lovers to thrive, the area is home to a plethora of various kitchen connoisseurs. Some have gone through professional training and schooling. Some have cut their teeth at

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  • Lafayette's Unique Seasons

    Lafayette's Unique Seasons

    Immerse yourself in the untouched purity of a cypress and tupelo swamp. Sway your hips to the upbeat tempo of accordions and washboards, or let the seductive flavors of Cajun and Creole cooking dance on your palate. Join in on a colorful Mardi Gras celebration and experience the largest non-ticketed

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  • Top 10 Scariest Places in Acadiana

    Top 10 Scariest Places in Acadiana

    Who haunts the houses and buildings of Acadiana, a region rich in culture and history? Those who refuse to leave hang in shadows, tease us with weird happenings, and some even show themselves in the dark of night. Here are a few scary places to visit in Lafayette, but only if you’re brave enough to

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  • Downtown Drinking and Dining Guide

    Downtown Drinking and Dining Guide

    It’s no secret that the food and bar scene of Downtown has exploded into an exciting array of tastes and flavors, which makes it the perfect foundation to build your own tour. Make it all restaurants, all bars, or a mixture of both – however you choose to spend your day or night Downtown, it’ll be

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  • Lafayette Weekly

    Lafayette Weekly

    Accordionist Terry Domingue and his band, the Zydeco Bad Boys, are playing at My Place Bar and Grill on Foreman Dr. Wednesday evening. The New Orlean Jazz Orchestra will be in concert at the Heymann Center this Thursday. Led by drummer Adonis Rose, the Grammy-winning ensemble will pay tribute to

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  • A Guide To Lafayette's Pizza Joints

    A Guide To Lafayette's Pizza Joints

    Pizza has a long history and even more varieties adapted over the years and in different regions. According to History.com, flatbreads with toppings were consumed by the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. The latter ate a version with herbs and oil, similar to today’s focaccia. But the modern

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  • A Guide To Lafayette's Burger Joints

    A Guide To Lafayette's Burger Joints

    Nothing seems more American than a good burger. A dish that has stood the test of time and can be reinvented in various ways, it's no wonder burgers are still a favorite among foodies. Lafayette has a variety of burger joints, from classic drive-thrus and historic restaurants to vegetarian and vegan

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  • The Hidden Street Taco Joints of Lafayette

    The Hidden Street Taco Joints of Lafayette

    Why reserve tacos just for Tuesdays? Lafayette has a hidden street taco scene, and all you have to do is look just beyond the horizon. Staring at us in plain sight are a mix of authentic, affordable, and delicious tacos from families with origins in Mexico, Honduras, Venezuela, and El Salvador.

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  • Olde Tyme Grocery

    Olde Tyme Grocery

    Glenn Murphree grew up in New Orleans, so he understood poorboys, a sandwich born in the Crescent City. When a small corner grocery store dating back to the mid-1900s came up for sale in Lafayette, Murphree bought the property and began serving poorboys to Acadiana residents. Over the years, Olde

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  • Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant

    Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant

    The path to establishing Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant is a curvy country road. It originates in the days of the Olympic Grove pizza truck when Stephen Verret and Jeremy Conner brought games, chill vibes, and tasty pizza pies all over town. Stephen, while having little experience in

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  • BJ's Pizza & Deli

    BJ's Pizza & Deli

    BJ’s Pizza, a Lafayette institution, opened in 1981. The name is based on card games, blackjack specifically. There are several items on the menu that have poker-inspired names, the Full House Pizza, Royal Flush, two of a kind, and the gambler poboy. It started as a franchise, and the owners

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  • Super Taters...And More!

    Super Taters...And More!

    Hot style deli sandwiches, toasted wraps, salads, and a daily soup selection are all available at family-friendly Super Taters in Scott. All in all, there are over 100+ unique baked potato offerings ranging from classic combinations served with a twist to Cajun hometown favorites. No matter which

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  • Acadiana’s Coolest Pools and Splash Pads

    Acadiana’s Coolest Pools and Splash Pads

    Louisiana’s prime location in the South means the weather can be hot and humid, but plenty of places around town provide a refreshing splash of fun. And even though Lafayette’s balmy winters, families can dive right into swimming pools and splash pads open year-round. Toddlers to tweens can’t

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  • Lafayette Murals

    Lafayette Murals

    Thank goodness for public art. It revitalizes, beautifies and shares the unique stories and heritage of communities. And they withstand the test of time or at least a few decades. The Hub City has done its part to contribute to a movement to restore, enrich and honor its corner of the American South

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  • Movies Filmed Around Acadiana

    Movies Filmed Around Acadiana

    In the last 15 years, Louisiana has acquired the nickname "Hollywood South" thanks to early 2000s legislation that created tax incentives that attracted film companies to the Pelican State. The Louisiana film industry continues to boom bringing film crews to locations throughout the state to shoot a

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  • Four Amazing Golf Courses In Acadiana

    Four Amazing Golf Courses In Acadiana

    Lafayette, Louisiana, aka The Hub City, is a charming town along the Vermilion River in the southwestern area of the state. While locals may focus a lot of their attention on the Ragin’ Cajuns of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, there’s another sport in town that’s worth paying attention to

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  • Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Lafayette

    Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Lafayette

    Research shows that eating more plant-based dishes and shying away from animal protein can be better for health and longevity. Whether you’re just trying to eat healthier or you’re committed to living a vegan lifestyle, there are a fresh crop of pop-ups and established brick and mortar locations

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  • Breakfast in Lafayette

    Breakfast in Lafayette

    If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then there are many important factors to consider, especially when you’re in South Louisiana. Biscuits? What about a pastry? Do I want classic eggs bennie or greasy spoon fries? Of course, there are a few famous dishes you can only get in this area

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  • Ingrained - The History of Rice in Louisiana

    Ingrained - The History of Rice in Louisiana

    Some time in 1960s, businessmen with the Japanese electronics company Hitachi flew to southwest Louisiana, specifically, we are told, to Ville Platte. Of interest to them were the curiously high sales marks of their rice-cookers across a region otherwise alien to their products. At the time,

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  • The Hitachi Rice Cooker in Acadiana

    The Hitachi Rice Cooker in Acadiana

    The Cajuns' Love of Rice Some time in the 1960s, businessmen with the Japanese electronics company Hitachi flew to southwest Louisiana, specifically, we are told, to Ville Platte. Of interest to them were the curiously high sales marks of their rice-cookers across a region otherwise alien to their

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  • GRAMMYs in Acadiana: Music Goldmine

    GRAMMYs in Acadiana: Music Goldmine

    GRAMMY award-winning and nominated musicians from Acadiana Music has been the soul of Acadiana since the area's humble beginnings, with a melting pot of Cajuns, Creoles, European and Native American cultures inspiring fresh new sounds. South Louisiana has fostered folk music, country, rock, and

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  • Lafayette's Work Spaces On The Go

    Lafayette's Work Spaces On The Go

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. Sometimes a change of scenery is exactly what you need to get your creative juices flowing.

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  • Lafayette's Best Coffee Shops

    Lafayette's Best Coffee Shops

    While traveling, most people wish to immerse themselves completely in the local culture, cuisine and history – no matter the destination. Certain destinations are better for this than others, and Lafayette, Louisiana is one of them. In Lafayette, you will find yourself lucky enough to be able to

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  • 12 Things You’ll Only Find in Lafayette

    12 Things You’ll Only Find in Lafayette

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. For travelers looking to immerse themselves in a true cultural experience, put Lafayette on your

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  • Outdoor Dining

    Outdoor Dining

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. One of the best perks of living in the South is the abundance of dining options no matter where

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  • New Restaurants Open in Lafayette

    New Restaurants Open in Lafayette

    Despite the challenges small businesses faced in 2020 and now into 2021, the area saw many new restaurants open. Several started as food trucks or pop-up concepts and expanded into a permanent brick and mortar. Check out these new restaurants in and around Lafayette Parish! Don't see your new

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  • Six Picks for a Romantic Getaway in Cajun Country

    Six Picks for a Romantic Getaway in Cajun Country

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. With enchanting bayous, magnificent oaks, a rich history, and warm hospitality, Cajun Country is

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  • Best Places For Romance in Lafayette

    Best Places For Romance in Lafayette

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. From fairytale gardens and majestic oak trees draped with moss to Cajun cuisine fit for a king,

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  • King Cakes

    King Cakes

    Most people think of Mardi Gras as our season of merriment before Lent. Still, many of our traditions, such as the sweet and decorative king cake, actually begin with Christmas. King cakes date back to 12th century France when a cake was baked on the eve of Jan. 6 with a small token hidden inside.

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  • It's Crawfish Season, Y'all!

    It's Crawfish Season, Y'all!

    Crawfish, also known as crayfish, crawdads or mudbugs to some visitors, are freshwater crustaceans found in the swamps and marshes of south Louisiana. Crawfish have become as much a staple of Cajun & Creole culinary culture as the accordion or fiddle is to our music. The crawfish season differs from

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  • Affordable Eats: 10 Dishes Under $10

    Affordable Eats: 10 Dishes Under $10

    Lafayette is a foodie town without pretension. Even James Beard recognized chefs serve up incredible dishes at reasonable prices. There are plenty of opportunities to taste your way through the world-famous culinary specialties of Cajun Country without breaking the budget. Dwight's Image courtesy

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  • Instagram-Worthy Spots in Lafayette

    Instagram-Worthy Spots in Lafayette

    These days capturing the perfect photo for your Instagram feed is almost a necessity. Whether you're from Lafayette or just visiting, many places in the area serve as the perfect backdrop! We have gathered some "hidden" and not-so-hidden spots that will surely take your Insta-game to the next level!

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  • Brunch in Lafayette

    Brunch in Lafayette

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. We in Louisiana are natural-born brunchers. We essentially invented its modern form. Lafayette

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  • Papa Noël

    Papa Noël

    You can go ahead and tell the kids that Santa Claus is real. According to the History channel, St. Nicholas was an actual person—a Turkish monk in the year 280 AD, known as the patron saint of children. Over the millennia, various cultures and countries have created their versions of the man in red.

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  • A Foodie's Guide to Lafayette, Louisiana

    A Foodie's Guide to Lafayette, Louisiana

    Lafayette is a buzzing city perched on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana's Cajun and Creole cultural hub boasts a lively and vibrant ambiance. In recent years, foodies and culinary travelers will have picked up on the buzz around Lafayette. New Orleans has long been lauded for its food

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  • Lafayette's Historic Restaurants

    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. Cajun culture today still revolves around food, family, and joie de vivre—a joy of life. Many of the area’s most popular restaurants have been

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  • Po'boys: The Southern Sandwich Staple

    Po'boys: The Southern Sandwich Staple

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. Throughout the U.S., you'll find a sandwich tied to just about every region of the country. The

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  • Acadiana's Local Breweries

    Acadiana's Local Breweries

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. Man, it’s hot. Of course it’s hot. It’s summer in Louisiana. And that means time for iced cold

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  • Home Grown: Farmers Markets in Acadiana

    Home Grown: Farmers Markets in Acadiana

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. As the sun begins its early rise one Saturday morning, I find myself at Moncus Park under a

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  • Best Drive-Thru Daiquiris in Lafayette

    Best Drive-Thru Daiquiris in Lafayette

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. Louisiana has some pretty unique laws pertaining to its food industry. Heck, there's even a

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  • Hot Commodity: 10 Fun Facts About TABASCO

    Hot Commodity: 10 Fun Facts About TABASCO

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. The world-famous hot sauce comes with an incredible story. Pay a visit to Avery Island to walk

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  • Where Lafayette's Chefs Eat: Lori & Richard Hurst from Riverside Inn

    Where Lafayette's Chefs Eat: Lori & Richard Hurst from Riverside Inn

    We sat down with Lori & Richard Hurst with Riverside Inn to find out where they like to eat when not cooking up delicious seafood and steaks. Watch the video below or check out the abbreviated answers below for a quick read. Favorite place to eat breakfast? Hub City Diner – Stack of pancakes or

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  • Memory Lane: Lafayette’s Historic Landmarks

    Memory Lane: Lafayette’s Historic Landmarks

    Lafayette Parish is home to 37 sites on the National Register of Historic Places Acadiana has a long and profound history. The area was founded in 1755 from French-Canadian exiles seeking religious and cultural freedom. At the time, South Louisiana was Spanish Territory. The Spanish Trail ran right

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  • Downtown in a Day

    Downtown in a Day

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. Downtown Lafayette is the heart of the city and walking through its lively streets you’ll feel the

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  • Girlfriend's Getaway

    Girlfriend's Getaway

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. We all know the importance of the family vacations and romantic getaways with your partner, but

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  • B&Bs in Acadiana

    B&Bs in Acadiana

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. An alternative to hotel and motels, B&Bs offer accommodations ranging from romantic getaways and

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  • The Last Popeye's Buffet in the World

    The Last Popeye's Buffet in the World

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. There is nothing outside to tell you that you are at a landmark. No sign that says “This is the

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  • Hot Spots for Foodie Families

    Hot Spots for Foodie Families

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. Lafayette is a foodie town, dishing out authentic cuisine with plenty of flavor and without

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  • 7 Great Happy Hours You Should Know About

    7 Great Happy Hours You Should Know About

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. Everyone knows about the regular happy hour specials. Things like 2-for-1 margaritas, cheap beers,

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