Events and Festivals

Work hard, play hard. That's our tradition here in French Louisiana. From Mardi Gras and Friday afternoon fais-do-dos (street dances), to festivals celebrating everything from Cajun and Zydeco music, crawfish and our French heritage, you'll find something every week in Lafayette.

Festivals & Events

Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette
Dates: February 5 - February 9
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Hours: Vary
Address: Cajun Field, Lafayette
Phone: 800-346-1958
Admission: URL: www.gomardigras.com
Presented by the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association, the festival includes an exciting carnival midway, native Cajun foods and an outstanding line-up of live entertainment. To make the festival a complete Mardi Gras experience, all of Lafayette's parades roll through the festival grounds.
King Gabriel's Parade
Dates: February 9
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Hours: 10 a.m.
Address: Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette
Phone: 800-346-1958
Admission: Free URL: www.gomardigras.com
Celebrating King Gabriel, who reigns over the Lafayette Mardi Gras.
Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade
Dates: February 9
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Hours: 1 p.m.
Address: Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette
Phone: 800-346-1958
Admission: Free URL: www.gomardigras.com
Celebrating King Toussaint L'Ouverture and Queen Suzanne Simmone.
KADN Fox 15 Independent Parade
Dates: February 9
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Hours: 2:30 p.m.
Address: Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette
Phone: 337-237-1500
Admission: Free URL: www.gomardigras.com
Mardi Gras parade.
Southwest Mardi Gras Association Pageant & Ball
Dates: February 9
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Hours: Pageant: 8 p.m.; Ball: 9:30 p.m.
Address: Heymann Performing Arts Center and Frem F. Boustany Convention Center, Lafayette
Phone: 337-291-5540
Admission: Free to the public, however, tickets are required and will be available at the Heymann Performing Arts Center. URL: www.heymanncenter.com
A pageant and ball marking the end of the Mardi Gras season.
Mardi Gras Show at Clark Field
Dates: February 9
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Hours: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Address: Clark Field Stadium, Lafayette
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Admission: Adults $5; Students $3, Children 12 years and under free. URL: www.mardigrasshow.com
This Mardi Gras experience in Lafayette, Louisiana is one to remember. Upper Lafayette's cultural diversity is on "display." Experience music, food, designers, dancers, and fun.
Family Friendly Mardi Gras
Dates: February 9
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Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Address: Parc Putnam, Downtown Lafayette
Phone: 337-291-8173
Admission: Free URL: www.theknowledgeeffect.org
FFMG is designated an alcohol and tobacco free zone along the parade route. The entire event is free for the public. Provided food, sodas, games, prizes, fun jumps, and resources.
2nd Saturday ArtWalk
Dates: February 13

March 12

April 9

May 14

June 11

July 9

August 13
Date Text: Held the second Saturday of every month.
Hours: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Address: Downtown, Lafayette.
Phone: 337-291-5566
Admission: Free URL: www.downtownlafayette.org
During 2nd Saturday ArtWalk, Downtown Lafayette comes alive as each gallery, studio and art house opens their doors for this free event. Whether you're an art aficionado or a casual patron, you're sure to leave inspired as you explore Downtown Lafayette's Cultural District. Receive a discount anytime on original artwork as all works sold in the district are exempt from state sales tax.
Louisiana IceGators Game
Dates: February 19 - February 21

February 27 - February 28

March 2

March 6

March 9

March 26

April 8 - April 9
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Hours: Thurs-Sat. games start at 7:05 p.m.; Sun. games start at 3:05 p.m.
Address: Cajundome
Phone: 337-704-4423
Admission: Visit website or call for ticket prices. URL: www.icegators.com
Games for professional hockey team in the Southern Professional Hockey League. For the complete schedule visit the website.
Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show
Dates: February 27 - February 28

April 16 - April 17

June 11 - June 12

August 6 - August 7

October 8 - October 9
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Hours: Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Address: Lafayette Event Center
Phone: 985-624-8577
Admission: $8 Adults URL: www.capgunshows.com
Buy-Sell-Trade-Browse. Bring your gun and trade for the gun you've always wanted. See the hundreds of displays of new and old guns, ammo, gun parts, books, knives, jewelry, camouflage, militeria and related items at discount prices.