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

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:
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:
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:
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.
Jeep Show-n-Shine and Jambalaya Cook-off
Dates: February 27
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Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Address: Cajun Harley Davidson, Scott
Phone: 337-254-9045
Admission: Free to public, $5 wristband to sample jambalaya URL:
Jeep show or shine, Jambalaya cook-off. Live and silent auction. Entertainment by Jamie Bergeron, Dustin Ray and DJ Todd. Register at
AMSOIL Arenacross 2016
Dates: March 12 - March 13
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Hours: Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.
Address: Cajundome, Lafayette
Phone: 337-265-2100
Admission: Tickets go on sale October 16, 2015 at 10 a.m. URL:
After the most successful season in history, Feld Motor Sports announced the 2016 AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael's Road to Supercross, schedule today, which will consist of a 14-round season to crown a champion. The 2016 season will once again kick off from Cincinnati's US Bank Arena on Saturday, January 9, traveling to a total of 13 different states across the country. The championship will culminate with the season finale in Las Vegas for the second time ever on Friday, May 6, featuring the first ever visit to Orleans Arena as the precursor to the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, finale at Sam Boyd Stadium.