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

Rhythms on the River
Dates: March 28 - May 15
12:00AM - 11:59PM
Date Text: Held on Thursday nights in the Spring and Fall
Hours: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Address: River Ranch Town Square
Phone: 337-216-6566
Admission: Free URL: www.riverranchdevelopment.com
Join us in the town square of River Ranch every Thursday evening for free live music. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy! 4/3:Foret Tradition with GG Shin & TK Hutlin; 4/10: Louisiana Red; 4/17: Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band; 5/1: MoJeaux; 5/8: Jimmie Van Zant, 5/15: Chee Weez
Bach Lunch
Dates: March 8 - April 25
12:00AM - 11:59PM
Date Text: Held every Spring and Fall on Fridays
Hours: Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., Performance from noon-1 p.m.
Address: Parc Sans Souci
Phone: 337-291-5544
Admission: Free performance; Lunch $5 to museum members; $6 to non-members URL: www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org
There's no better way to welcome Spring than by enjoying a delicious lunch while listening to Lafayette's only free lunchtime concert series. 3/28 Cedric Watson Trio; 4/4 Lafayette Rhythm Devils; 4/11 T'Monde; 4/18 Bonsoir Catin; 4/25 Les Hay Babies. For a complete schedule of bands and restaurants visit www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org.
Downtown Alive!
Dates: April 19 - May 16
12:00AM - 11:59PM
Date Text:
Hours: 5:30 p.m., music performance 6-8:30 p.m.
Address: Parc International or Parc Sans Souci - Downtown Lafayette
Phone: 337-291-5566
Admission: Free URL: www.downtownlafayette.org
Kate Durio, Director of Marketing and Events stated, "We worked extra hard this season to thank our loyal fans with an exciting Downtown Alive! series. From The Marshall Tucker Band, who helped to establish the Southern Rock genre in the 1970’s, to putting together a never-before pairing of the 18-piece UL Big Band with stellar vocalist, Johanna Divine; DTA! this spring stays strong all season with quality entertainers and a guaranteed good time every Friday.” 2014 Spring Lineup: 4/4 : The Marshall Tucker Band; 4/11: Cowboy Mouth; 5/2: Richard LeBouef & Two Step; 5/9: Blayze & Saddles with Makers Reel; 5/16: Jaryd Lane & The Parish. For more information and full band schedule visit www.downtownlafayette.org
The Mercredi Show
Dates: April 2 - May 14
12:00AM - 11:59PM
Date Text: April 2 - May 14
Hours:
Address: Pelican Park, Carencro
Phone:
Admission: URL: https://www.facebook.com/Mercred
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A free, outdoor concert series at Pelican Park, presented by the Parks & Recreation Commission and the City of Carencro. It's held during the spring and fall seasons. Our spring season lineup is official and Ray Boudreaux kicks it off April 2! Plus, there's a very special show scheduled April 23. Pelican Park in Carencro is the place to be on Wednesdays this spring: April 2 - Ray Boudreaux; April 9 - Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys; April 16 - Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings; April 23 - Dominique Dupuis of New Brunswick, and Carencro's own Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the twinning of Deippe, Canada, and Carencro, Louisiana; April 30 - Travis Matte and the Kingpins; May 7 - Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step; May 14 - Nik L Beer Band
E's Kitchen Knife Skills Class
Dates: April 19
12:00AM - 11:59PM
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Address: E's Kitchen
Phone: (337) 534-8928
Admission: URL: http://www.eskitchen.com/
Saturday at Noon. Paul will teach proper cutting technique and knife safety. Be prepared to do some cutting as this will be a hands on class. We will use both pairing and chefs knives. Also if you have a knife that needs sharpening bring it in and we will make sure it is sharp and ready for you to start cutting. We will have examples knives from Shun, Wustoff, Kyocera and Kuhn Rikon. Limited seating available.
CajunCodeFest 3.0
Dates: April 23 - April 25
12:00AM - 11:59PM
Date Text: April 23-25
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Address: UL Lafayette Research Park
Phone: (337) 482-0627
Admission: Free, but space is limited URL: www.cajuncodefest.org
The CajunCodeFest is a 2.5 health care coding competition open to all students and professional software developers, health care professionals, business strategist.  The focus for 2014 is  “Aging in Place”.
E's Kitchen Spring & Summer Sides with Mica
Dates: April 23
12:00AM - 11:59PM
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Address: E's Kicthen
Phone: (337) 534-8928
Admission: $25 URL: http://www.eskitchen.com/
Mica is our inhouse chef and you will love her cooking even though she makes a red gumbo. Come learn some great tips and technigues.  

Great spring and summer sides. Menu coming