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

27th Annual Cajun Heartland State Fair
Dates: May 21 - May 31
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Hours: Th, F gates open at 5 p.m.; Sa, Su gates open at 12 p.m.; M (Memorial Day) open at 4 p.m.; Tu-F open
Address: Cajundome
Phone: 337-265-2100
Admission: Parking at Cajun Field is $10 per car. $15 a sheet Advanced Discount Ride Tickets can be purchased from now until May 22nd at participating Shop Rite locations. URL:
The 27th Annual Cajun Heartland State Fair will provide the best in family entertainment for children of all ages. North American Midway Entertainment will have numerous super rides such as the giant Ferris wheel, Crazy Mouse and the Mega Drop! Games and free attractions will entertain everyone. Prizes and surprises await everyone at the Cajun Heartland State Fair.
Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball
Dates: May 28 - May 29

June 6 - June 7

June 13 - June 14

June 18 - June 19

June 25 - June 28

July 4 - July 5

July 14 - July 15

July 18 - July 19

July 21 - July 24

July 28 - July 31

August 4 - August 7
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Hours: 7 p.m.
Address: Fabacher Field
Phone: 337-451-6582
Admission: See website for ticket price. URL:
The Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas Collegiate League are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Lafayette.
Levitt AMP Lafayette Music Series
Dates: June 3

June 10

June 17

June 24

July 1

July 8

July 15

July 22

July 29
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Hours: 6:30 p.m.
Address: The Horse Farm, Lafayette
Phone: 337-504-2314
Admission: Free Admission; Food and drink vendors will be on site. URL:
Sponsored in part by Levitt Pavilions, the Levitt AMP Lafayette Music Series will present 10 free, family-friendly concerts to the public this Summer. The public is invited to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs to the concerts, which will have an open lawn setting. Line-up: 5/27: The Suffers; 6/3: Bonerama; 6/10: Marcella & Her Lovers; 6/17: Chris Thomas King; 6/24: Pine Leaf Boys; 7/1: Rex Moroux; 7/8: Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie; 7/15: George Porter, Jr. & Runnin' Pardners; 7/22: Brass Bed; 7/29: Marcia Ball
Creole Culture Day
Dates: June 7
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Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Address: Vermilionville
Phone: 337-233-4077
Admission: Free URL:
Join us for our free annual Creole Culture Day event to explore how the Creole community maintains its heritage. Activities will include storytelling and kids’ games and crafts; demonstrations on open hearth cooking, black pot curing, file-making and how to prepare pralines, tea cakes, boudin and cracklins; discussions on “Catholicism in the Creole Community” and “Creole Cowboys Trails”; a jam led by Wayne Singleton and music by Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Road Runners and the Lil Buck Sinegal Blues Band. This event is made free to the public through sponsorship from the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and additional support by Lafayette Consolidated Government, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Party Central and Community Coffee.
WWE presents Smackdown TV
Dates: June 9
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Hours: 7 p.m.
Address: Cajundome, Lafayette
Phone: 337-265-2100
Admission: $100*, $55*, $35*, $25*, & $15*
*Applicable service charges, handling and facility fees will apply. 5% sales tax included in the above stated ticket prices. URL:
Roman Reigns, Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton vs. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Big Show and Sheamus! Plus, The Divas and more of your favorite WWE Superstars.
Uncle Sam's Jam
Dates: July 4
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Hours: 3-10 p.m.
Address: Parc International
Admission: Free URL:
Music Line up includes: Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars, Keith Frank, Ray Boudreaux, Travis Ewing, and DJ Chris Reed. Free for the entire community! Firework display at 9 p.m.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built to Amaze!
Dates: July 9 - July 12
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Hours: 7/9-10: show starts at 7 p.m.; 7/11: show starts at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; 7/12: show starts at 2 p.m.
Address: Cajundome, Lafayette
Phone: 337-265-2100
Admission: Rinkside $50, VIP Premium $35, VIP $30, $25 & $15 URL:
Experience all the things you know and love and be amazed by things you've never seen before! Witness superhuman stunts so close you can feel it! Astonishing performers, awe-inspiring athletes and amazing animals from around the globe have been assembled in one place providing a riveting display of unimaginable proportions that is engineered for excitement and custom built for family fun! Don't miss the All Access Pre-Show! Starts one-hour prior to showtime available to all ticket-holders. See animals up close, visit with performers, get autographs, try on costumes, and enjoy the circus fun.