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

Dates: September 20
Date Text: 2nd Saturday in September
Hours: Sept. 13: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sept. 20: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Address: Sept. 13: Master Gardener Demo Beds on Coliseum St. next to Blackham Coliseum.
Sept. 20: Sugar Mill Pond
Phone: 337-258-6411
Admission: Admission and parking for both events are free. URL:
LPMGA annual fall Plant Sale will be held on Sat., Sept. 13. On Sat., Sept. 20, the LPMGA will hold a Nature and Garden Exposition. The event will feature plants and garden accessories for sale, children's activities, demonstrations, music, food, and an Ask-A-Master Gardener table to assist with your plant questions.
Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market
Dates: September 24 - September 27
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Address: Cajundome Convention Center
Phone: 337-988-2739
Admission: Tickets can be purchased at the Junior League of Lafayette Headquarters, on the website, or through a Junior League member or at the door. URL:
A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel.
Sugar Jam Concert Series - GTO
Dates: September 27
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Hours: 6-9 p.m.
Address: Sugar Mill Pond Town Center
Phone: 337-856-2323
Admission: Free URL:
A local favorite, GTO & “D”-Street Brass, will keep everyone in Sugar Mill Pond dancing with the old school soul and R&B from yesteryear on Saturday, September 27th.  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.
Ragin' Cajuns Football
Dates: October 4

October 21

November 1

November 22
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Hours: Check website for game times.
Address: Cajun Field
Phone: 337-265-2100
Admission: Various seating options and prices. URL:
9/6: UL Lafayette vs. Louisiana Tech, 10/4: UL Lafayette vs. Georgia State, 10/21: UL Lafayette vs. Arkansas State, 11/1: UL Lafayette vs. South Alabama, 11/22: UL Lafayette vs. Appalachian State
2nd Saturday ArtWalk
Dates: October 11

November 8

December 13

January 10

February 14

March 14

April 11

May 9

June 13

July 11
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:
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.
Zydeco Marathon
Dates: March 8
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Hours: Starts at 7 a.m.
Address: Start and finish lines TBD.
Admission: Register online at URL:
Registration is now open for the Marathon and Half Marathon.