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

Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball
Dates: July 4 - July 5

July 14 - July 15

July 18 - July 19

July 21 - July 24

July 28 - July 31

August 4 - August 7
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Hours: 7 p.m.
Address: Fabacher Field
Phone: 337-451-6582
Admission: See website for ticket price. URL:
The Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas Collegiate League are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Lafayette.
Uncle Sam's Jam
Dates: July 4
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Hours: 3-10 p.m.
Address: Parc International
Admission: Free URL:
Music Line up includes: Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars, Keith Frank, Ray Boudreaux, Travis Ewing, and DJ Chris Reed. Free for the entire community! Firework display at 9 p.m.
Levitt AMP Lafayette Music Series
Dates: July 8

July 15

July 22

July 29
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Hours: 6:30 p.m.
Address: The Horse Farm, Lafayette
Phone: 337-504-2314
Admission: Free Admission; Food and drink vendors will be on site. URL:
Sponsored in part by Levitt Pavilions, the Levitt AMP Lafayette Music Series will present 10 free, family-friendly concerts to the public this Summer. The public is invited to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs to the concerts, which will have an open lawn setting. Line-up: 5/27: The Suffers; 6/3: Bonerama; 6/10: Marcella & Her Lovers; 6/17: Chris Thomas King; 6/24: Pine Leaf Boys; 7/1: Rex Moroux; 7/8: Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie; 7/15: George Porter, Jr. & Runnin' Pardners; 7/22: Brass Bed; 7/29: Marcia Ball
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built to Amaze!
Dates: July 9 - July 12
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Hours: 7/9-10: show starts at 7 p.m.; 7/11: show starts at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; 7/12: show starts at 2 p.m.
Address: Cajundome, Lafayette
Phone: 337-265-2100
Admission: Rinkside $50, VIP Premium $35, VIP $30, $25 & $15 URL:
Experience all the things you know and love and be amazed by things you've never seen before! Witness superhuman stunts so close you can feel it! Astonishing performers, awe-inspiring athletes and amazing animals from around the globe have been assembled in one place providing a riveting display of unimaginable proportions that is engineered for excitement and custom built for family fun! Don't miss the All Access Pre-Show! Starts one-hour prior to showtime available to all ticket-holders. See animals up close, visit with performers, get autographs, try on costumes, and enjoy the circus fun.
Louisiana Hot Sauce Expo
Dates: July 18 - July 19
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Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Address: Blackham Coliseum
Admission: Advance single day ticket $7.50; Advance two day ticket $10; Advance child ages 5-13 single day ticket $4 URL:
A celebration of Hot Sauce and spicy food.
Louisiana Outdoor Expo
Dates: July 24 - July 26
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Hours: Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Address: Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette
Phone: 337-265-2100
Admission: $8.50* - Adults, $3.50* - Kids 5-12, Free - Kids under 5. *plus $2.50 Facility Fee. URL:
The Louisiana Outdoor Expo is back in 2015. Be sure to check out all the excitement as the best in outdoors, from hunting to fishing to everything outdoors takes over the Cajundome and Convention Center.
Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show
Dates: August 8 - August 9

October 10 - October 11

December 12 - December 13
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Hours: Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Address: Lafayette Event Center
Phone: 985-624-8577
Admission: $8 Adults, $2 Children 6-11. Under 18 admitted with parent only. URL:
Buy-Sell-Trade-Browse. Bring your gun & trade for the gun you've always wanted. See the hundreds of displays of new and old guns, ammo, gun parts, books, knives, jewelry, camouflage, militeria and related items at discount prices.