Downtown (Lafayette) Fun For EveryoneThis upcoming weekend promises to be eventful. In addition to my personal favorite monthly Artwalk, downtown will be abuzz! Parents and kids are invited to try out music classes, beautify downtown by planting flowers and cultivating community with a picnic. Those of us without kids, however, can look forward to burgers, rose’ and a rather raucous show from one of Lafayette’s favorite frequent touring artists.

I know. It’s hot. You need to stay in to binge “Stranger Things” and “Big Little Lies.” But they’ll be waiting for you when you get back.


7/11: Battle of the Burgers: Kick off your weekend at The Daily Advertiser office this Thursday evening for a knock-down, drag-out, winner-takes-all burger battle. Local restaurants, including Azteca’s Mexican Cuisine, J&J Indian Tacos and Avec Bacon Café, will go head-to-head with their take on the burger. General Taster tickets are available on TDA’s website for $5. The battle begins at 6:30 p.m. in the break room.

7/12: Drop-in parent/child music classes: The Music Garden will host parents with children under the age of six this Friday at 10 a.m. for music and dancing! In the class, kids will sing, move around and get introduced to some new instruments in the process. Attendance for the 40-minute class is $15 per child and an additional $5 per sibling. No need to register. Just stop by ready to play!

7/12; Rosé Summer Crawl: Social Entertainment is at it again: the second annual rosé bar crawl will make its way down the freshly floral Jefferson Street this Friday evening. Registration is from 5:30-7 p.m. at Central Pizza & Bar. From there, rosé enthusiasts will go on a tasting spree to The Wurst Biergarten, Legends Downtown, The Jefferson St. Pub and finally The Pearl for an afterparty. Much like my personal rose’ mantra, this is a rain or shine event. Tickets are available in advance at

7/14: Picnic and Planting Day: This Sunday morning from 8-11 a.m., join Downtown Lafayette for a family friendly day of beautification! Everyone is welcome to join board members, staff and volunteers for a picnicking, planting and adding new hanging planter pots on Jefferson Street. Attendees are encouraged to bring snacks, blankets, chairs, gardening gloves and garden trowels to fuel the day’s activities.

7/16: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears: Festival International favorite and frequent Blue Moon Saloon guest Black Joe Lewis returns to Lafayette this Tuesday. In support of the new album, “This is the Difference Between Me & You,” Lewis brings the record, which is all about his life on the road, to life. Fans of R. L. Burnside and The Rolling Stones won’t be disappointed. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are available at the door.