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

EatLafayette
Dates: June 16 - September 1
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Hours: Vary
Address: Varies
Phone: 337-232-3737
Admission: Check website for specials. URL: www.eatlafayette.com
EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.
Louisiana Outdoor Expo
Dates: July 25 - July 27
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Hours: Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Address: Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette
Phone: 337-265-2100
Admission: $8.50* - Adults, $3.50* - Kids 5-11, Free - Kids under 5. *plus $2.50 Facility Fee. Advanced sale Adult 3-day passes $17.50* ONLY while supplies last May 28 - July 25. *plus $2.50 Facility Fee. URL: www.laoutdoorexpo.com
The Louisiana Outdoor Expo is back in 2014. Be sure to check out all the excitement as the best in outdoors, from hunting to fishing to everything outdoors takes over the Cajundome and Convention Center.
Sugar Jam Concert Series - Nik-L-Beer
Dates: July 26
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Hours: 6-9 p.m.
Address: Sugar Mill Pond Town Center
Phone: 337-856-2323
Admission: Free URL: www.sugarmillpond.com
A local favorite since 1978, Nik-L-Beer returns to Sugar Mill Pond on Saturday, July 26th.From the golden oldies to old school funk, Nik-L-Beer has a little something for everyone.There will be a fun jump to entertain the kids. Please keep food and drinks at home and let our local restaurants quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger. www.niklbeer.com
Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball
Dates: July 26 - July 27

July 31 - August 1

August 5 - August 6
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Hours: 7 p.m.
Address: Fabacher Field
Phone: 337-451-6582
Admission: See website for ticket price. URL: www.canecuttersbaseball.com
The Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas Collegiate League are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Lafayette.
Summer Carnival
Dates: August 1 - August 3
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Hours: August 1-2, 4-10 p.m.; August 3, 12-4 p.m.
Address: LARC's Acadian Village
Phone: 337-981-2364
Admission: $5 per adult, $3 per child, kids 4 & under free; rides, activities, and food are additional cost URL: www.acadianvillage.org
Summer Carnival is an annual fundraiser for LARC's Acadian Village and features carnival rides, fun jumps, splash park, kiddie train, pony rides, photo booth, a talent competition, music, and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy together. Celebrate the end of summer with our carnival!