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Lafayette, Louisiana

A World Within Ourselves

Lafayette, LA  is thrilled to host the Karate National Championships & Team Trials  June 11-14 at the CAJUNDOME Convention Center.

Lafayette is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the Happiest City in America where people visit for a genuine Cajun & Creole experience.

Lafayette has a distinct culinary identity as the epicenter of Cajun & Creole cuisine that’s earned them the title Best Food City in the USA. Lafayette’s culinary scene is steeped in tradition and continues to evolve with a new generation of chefs making it an incredible place to eat.

No matter what time of year you visit Lafayette they will have something for you to celebrate. Whether your passion is for their rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave with a smile on your face.

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Upcoming Events

Here's a list of events & festivals in and around Lafayette Parish.

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Family Friendly Lafayette

Looking for family friendly things to do in the Happiest City in America? Look no further than our Family Friendly Guide complete with places to stay, eat, and things to do.

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

With Festival International just around the corner, Lafayette is already buzzing with musical excitement. Fret not because this week will have lots to deliver with a little bit of…

Civil Rights Trail in Lafayette

The U.S. Civil Rights Trail marks important landmarks, primarily in Southern states, where activists challenged segregation in churches, courthouses, schools, and other sites in…

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…

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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