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Festival International de Louisiane

MapLafayette, LA 70501
(337) 232-8086
(337) 233-7536


Since 1986, historic downtown Lafayette has served as host of the Festival International de Louisiane. The festival lasts for five days and occurs each year in the last full week of April. Through music and art, the festival aims to celebrate southern Louisiana’s French cultural heritage and educate the public about the customs of the Francophone world. True to its mission, the Festival International de Louisiane boasts a wide variety of FREE culturally enriching events and activities. Festivalgoers can experience live music from over 100 performers of various musical genres. Attendees can also watch theatrical shows and participate in cultural workshops. Shoppers (and browsers) will enjoy exploring the the Fine Arts Market, which offers handcrafted goods from artists throughout the United States, and the World Market, which features a wide selection of international commercial products. Obviously, a Louisiana festival would not be complete without a culinary aspect, and foodies will not be disappointed with the Festival International’s cooking demonstrations and extensive menu options.

Although the Festival International de Louisiane is a free event, you can support the festival by purchasing an official pin or poster. Because parking is limited downtown, the festival provides a free shuttle service to and from Cajun Field, where parking is available. Pets are not allowed at the events.

Additional Information

Region: Acadiana
Month: April
Type: Art

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Reader Comments:
Sep 28, 2013 02:50 pm
 Posted by  Jennifer Gates

BlackPot Camp, Lakeview Park, Eunice, LA.
Oct. 20th to Oct 24th.
A music camp that provides an outlet for people to learn Cajun and other music from their favorite musicians, including hosts The Revelers and friends, along with artists performing at the Black Pot Festival; a learning experience in Cajun cuisine taught by local cooks in a hands-on environment; a loose, festive atmosphere that encourages extracurricular jamming and sharing of experiences among campers from all places an backgrounds; campers with instruction in traditional social dance such as Cajun and Square-Dancing; and above all a fun, unforgettable and interactive experience for lovers of Cajun and other roots music (including folks who don't play music at all!) leading up to the Black Pot Festival the weekend following camp.

Oct 20th Sunday Night: Revelers 8pm / $10

Oct 21st Monday Night: Jesse Lege 8pm / $10

Oct 22nd Tuesday Night: Square dance 8pm / $5

Oct 23rd Wednesday Night: Honky Tonk 8pm / $10

Oct 27th Sunday Night (After Party) 8pm / $10
Feufoilet w/ special guest

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