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

Dates: June 16 - September 1
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Hours: Vary
Address: Varies
Phone: 337-232-3737
Admission: Check website for specials. URL:
EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.
Sugar Jam Concert Series - Louisiana Red
Dates: August 23
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Hours: 6-9 p.m.
Address: Sugar Mill Pond Town Center
Phone: 337-856-2323
Admission: Free URL:
What better way to end the year than a night with one of Lafayette’s favorites, Louisiana Red.  Delivering classic covers and top 40 favorites since 1972, Louisiana Red is ready to get the party started in Sugar Mill Pond on Saturday, August 23rd.  There will be a fun jump to entertain the kids. Please keep food and drinks at home and let our local restaurants quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger.
ReptiDay Lafayette Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
Dates: August 23
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Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (VIP Early Entry at 9:30 a.m.)
Address: Ramada Lafayette Conference Center
Phone: 863-268-4273
Admission: Adults $10, Children (5-12) $5, Under 5 - Free. Visit the website for special offers on Early Entry VIP tickets. URL:
ReptiDay Lafayette is a one-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!
Back to School Bash
Dates: August 30
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Hours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Address: Sugar Mill Pond Town Center
Phone: 337-856-2323
Admission: 1 school supply per child URL:
Join Sugar Mill Pond as we celebrate the return to school in a cool wet fashion. Waterslides; dunking booth; children’s band & arts and crafts are just a few of the wonderful activities we have planned. Admission is 1 school supply per child with all school supplies donated to the local schools to distribute to those in need.
2nd Saturday ArtWalk
Dates: September 13

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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.
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.