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

Fossil Giants: Dinosaurs & Mammals
Dates: January 7 - April 30
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Hours: Tu-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Su 1-6 p.m.
Address: Lafayette Science Museum
Phone: 337-291-5544
Admission: $5 Adults, $3 Seniors, $2 Children, Under 4 Free. Special admission prices for schools and youth organizations. Group rates available. URL:
This exhibit features dynamically-posed fossil casts and will be presented in three installments: Triassic/Jurassic, Cretaceous, and Miocene periods.
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.
Scott Boudin Festival
Dates: April 10 - April 12
Date Text: Held the first weekend in April
Hours: Fri. 6-11:30 p.m., Sat. noon-11:30 p.m., Sun. noon-7 p.m.
Phone: 337-233-1130
Admission: Fri. Free, Sat. & Sun. $5 URL:
A family oriented weekend with great bands, Cajun food, arts and crafts, carnival rides, boudin eating contest. This is an annual festival held the first weekend in April.