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: October 30

November 6
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:
Join us in the town square of River Ranch every Thursday evening for free live music. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy! Food and drink available for purchase. No ice chests or pets. 10/9 Daryle Singletary (opening with Blaine Roy); 10/23 Krossfyre; 10/30 Jet 7; 11/6 Molly Ringwalds (opening with One Trick Pony)
Museum of Fear
Dates: October 31 - November 1
Date Text: Every Fri. & Sat. night in October
Hours: 7-11 p.m., or until the last victim exits!
Address: Lafayette Science Museum
Phone: 337-291-5544
Admission: General admission $10 URL:
Museum of Fear is Acadiana's largest and scariest haunted house. "You'll never be the same..."
Bach Lunch
Dates: October 31

November 7
Date Text: Held every Spring and Fall on Fridays
Hours: Lunch starts at 11:15 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:
There's no better way to welcome Fall than by enjoying a delicious lunch while listening to Lafayette's only free lunchtime concert series. 10/3 Nouveau String Band; 10/10 Lafayette Rhythm Devils; 10/17 Soul Creole; 10/24 Kevin Sekhani; 10/31 Johanna Divine; 11/7 Les Freres Michot. For a complete schedule of bands and restaurants visit
Ragin' Cajuns Football
Dates: November 1

November 22
Date Text:
Hours: Check website for game times.
Address: Cajun Field
Phone: 337-265-2100
Admission: Various seating options and prices. URL:
9/6: UL Lafayette vs. Louisiana Tech, 10/4: UL Lafayette vs. Georgia State, 10/21: UL Lafayette vs. Arkansas State, 11/1: UL Lafayette vs. South Alabama, 11/22: UL Lafayette vs. Appalachian State
Country Christmas
Dates: November 1
Date Text:
Hours: 1-3 p.m.
Address: Sugar Mill Pond Town Center
Phone: 337-856-2323
Admission: Free URL:
Ring in the holiday season with free photos with Santa printed onsite, train rides, fun jumps, live music, arts and crafts and of course a traditional favorite--roasted marshmallows.
Zydeco Marathon
Dates: March 8
Date Text:
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.