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

Movies in the Parc
Dates: August 29

September 19

September 26
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Hours: Gates open at 6 p.m.; Movie at Dusk
Address: Parc International
Phone: 337-291-5566
Admission: $3, Children 5 and under free. URL:
Downtown Lafayette's Movies in the Parc offers family friendly and smoke-free movie events and crowd favorites under the stars! There will be activities in the parc to keep the kids busy before the movies. Wagons, blankets, teddy bears and costumes are welcome. 8/15: Brave; 8/22: The Lego Movie; 8/29: Karate Kid; 9/19: Tangled; 9/26: Movie TBD
Downtown Alive!
Dates: September 11

September 18

September 25

October 2

October 16

October 23

October 30

November 25
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Hours: Concessions open at 5:30 p.m.; Music from 6-8:30 p.m.
Address: Parc International or Parc Sans Souci - Downtown Lafayette
Phone: 337-291-5566
Admission: Free URL:
2015 Fall Lineup: 9/11: Steve Riley, Sweet Cecilia and Eric Adcock (Parc Sans Souci); 9/18: Wayne Toups (Parc International); 9/25: Flamethrowers (Parc Sans Souci); 10/2: Blayze & Saddles with Rocky and the Grasshoppers (Parc Sans Souci); 10/16: Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band with Lou Ann Barton (Parc Sans Souci); 10/23: Charmaine Neville Band (Parc Sans Souci); 10/30: Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band (Parc Sans Souci); 11/25: Pine Leaf Boys (Parc Sans Souci)
Ragin' Cajuns Football
Dates: September 12

September 26

October 10

October 31

November 21

December 5
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Hours: Check website for game times.
Address: Cajun Field
Phone: 337-265-2100
Admission: Various seating options and prices. URL:
9/12: UL Lafayette vs. Northwestern State, 9/26: UL Lafayette vs. Akron, 10/10: UL Lafayette vs. Texas State, 10/31: UL Lafayette vs. ULM (Homecoming Game), 11/21: UL Lafayette vs. New Mexico State, 12/5: UL Lafayette vs. Troy
2nd Saturday ArtWalk
Dates: September 12

October 10

November 14

December 12

January 9

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.
ArtStomp featuring Louisiana's LeRoux
Dates: September 12
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Hours: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Address: Parc Sans Souci, Downtown
Phone: 337 291-5566
Admission: URL:
In celebration of local art, wine and music, ArtStomp is the arts festival Lafayette deserves. On September 12th, 2nd Saturday ArtWalk becomes ArtStomp at Parc Sans Souci with grape-stomping, wine tasting and a pedestrian art festival, gallery exhibitions and street animation in the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District from 6-9 p.m. This is the art party night you've been waiting for in Lafayette. Live performances by Louisiana's LeRoux at Parc Sans Souci and Rio Luminoso at Parc de Lafayette! Feel the grapes between your toes in the Barefoot Grape Stomp tub for a one-of-a-kind experience you'll want to share!
22nd Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market
Dates: September 23 - September 26
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Hours: W 7-10 p.m. Preview Party (Special event ticket needed), Th 10 a.m.-8 p.m., F 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sa 9 a.
Address: Cajundome Convention Center
Phone: 337-988-2739
Admission: Tickets can be purchased at the Junior League of Lafayette Headquarters (504 Richmond Ave. in River Ranch), by calling 337-988-2739, or through a Junior League member. URL:
Tinsel & Treasures is an annual three-day holiday shopping market with over 130 unique vendors, enthusiastic shoppers, generous contributors and committed Junior League volunteers. As the Junior League of Lafayette's largest fundraiser, Tinsel & Treasures provides the League with funding to carry out its mission-based programs and community outreach activities. The continued support of this event by the Lafayette community will allow the League to continue enhancing the general well-being of women and the healthy development of children in Lafayette.
Festivals Acadiens et Creoles
Dates: October 9 - October 11
Date Text: Held annually the second weekend of October
Address: Girard Park, Lafayette
Admission: Free URL:
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles started in 1972 as an effort to keep Cajun culture alive. Since then it has grown into a three day event that attracts people of many different nationalities from all over the world. Whether you're amongst the young or the young at heart, you can bet that Festivals Acadiens has something that will tickle your fancy. Come join us for good music, good food, and good times!
Louisiana Comic Con
Dates: October 17 - October 18
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Hours: 10/17: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 10/18: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Address: Cajundome Convention Center
Admission: $15 per day or $25 for the weekend. Children 8 and under just $5 per day. Tickets available only through Ticketmaster Online or at the Cajundome Box Office. URL:
Louisiana Comic Con: Lafayette is a two day event and will bring together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists, and fan groups, in an affordable, family friendly environment.