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

Camellia Crossing
Dates: November 26
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Hours: 5:30-9 p.m.
Address: River Ranch Townsquare, Lafayette
Phone: 337-984-1920
Admission: Visit website for registration details. URL:
Join Miles Perret Cancer Services and light up Camellia Blvd. for the Annual Camellia Crossing - Acadiana's fastest 5k and family fun run. All proceeds benefit local families fighting cancer.
Oil Center Festival of Lights
Dates: December 5
Date Text: Held the first Friday in December
Hours: 5-10 p.m.
Address: Oil Center, Lafayette
Phone: 337-232-1267
Admission: Free URL:
Celebrate as the switch is pulled to light the colossal Santa, sleigh and reindeer over Coolidge Blvd. Enjoy music, food and fun, and of course shopping! For children of all ages...Santa will be on hand to take pictures. Behold the living Nativity and enjoy an outdoor snow yard. You do not want to miss Lafayette's most loved holiday tradition.
Sonic Christmas Parade
Dates: December 7
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Hours: 1 p.m.
Address: Downtown to the Oil Center, Lafayette
Phone: 337-988-5301 ext. 232
Admission: Free
One of the oldest Christmas activities in Acadiana. Parade features over 20 floats, High School Marching Bands and the official arrival of Santa Claus to Lafayette.
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.