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

Noel Acadien au Village
Dates: December 1 - December 23
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Hours: Nightly 5:30-9 p.m.
Address: LARC's Acadian Village
Phone: 337-981-2364
Admission: $8 in advance, $10 at gate, Children 4 and under are Free URL:
During this Acadiana holiday tradition, enjoy the splendor of over half a million lights, nightly entertainment, local cuisine, photos with Santa and kiddie carnival rides.
Safari of Lights
Dates: December 12 - December 30
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Hours: M-Su 5-9 p.m. (weather permitting); Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Address: Zoosiana (Zoo of Acadiana)
Phone: 337-837-4325
Admission: General admission $7, or $6 in advance URL:
Stroll the pathways of the Zoo as it is aglow with thousands of twinkling lights. Enjoy a hot cup of cocoa while taking a ride on the Northpole Express Train as Christmas music fills the air.
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.