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Festival Week Arrives!

Festival International de Louisiane is so quintessential to Acadiana that in a sea of Louisiana celebrations, it is the only one we simply deem Festival. I treat this time of year as a choose-your-own-adventure game. I meander downtown during the…

In With The New

This weekend in Acadiana offers plenty of chances to check out new music, enjoy a downtown staple in a special way and celebrate one of the unique cultures that help diversify our region! The Lao New Year in Broussard is…

Spring Has Sprung

Although we are definitely due for some April showers, it’s almost Easter in Acadiana, and there is so much to do! Almost all the events are kid-friendly, excluding one just for moms. The rest are filled with spring-related activities like…

Stacked Saturday and Sunday Secret Supper

This majority of the events this weekend fall on Saturday, including a celebration of one of Louisiana’s most famous foods, an outdoor Easter egg hunt in an iconic location, a concert for a cause, and one local band’s new album…

Crafts and Culture Collides

  Another beautiful spring weekend means another series of events that celebrate the creativity of our culture. The Acadiana Center for the Arts is certainly busy this week. Two of the five events this week will be held in the most…

Live Music, Local Legends Abound

  One could say this every weekend, but this weekend, Acadiana can look forward to lots of live music! Some of our favorite musicians, and some very new touring acts, will perform in lush gardens, historic hideaways and dives as…

Celebrating Celtic and Culture

  If you’re not too depleted from Mardi Gras festivities, get ready to honor St. Patrick’s Day. In recent years, Acadiana has provided more Celtic-centric events around this time of year, including a special live outdoor performance and a fundraiser for…

Spring Events Have Sprung In Acadiana

  You know when the azaleas start blooming that springtime has arrived. This weekend is jam-packed with returning and recurring events that define our culture, like the return of Downtown Alive! coinciding with the weekend of Artwalk. Other events, like…

Mardi Gras Parties in Acadiana

  The weekend leading up to Mardi Gras is one of the most fun times of year in our extremely festive region, and area venues and establishments are making the most of it! Some of our favorite performers will come…

Mardi Gras Season Begins in Acadiana

Sure, it looks like rain, but no rain can stop Mardi Gras. This weekend kicks off Mardi Gras in Acadiana with Krewe de Canaille’s parade without barricades! There are more Mardi Gras-related activities to follow, including the Krewe de Chien…

Valentine’s Day Weekend Date Ideas

  This year, Valentine’s Day falls just short of landing on the weekend, but there are still lots of Valentine’s activities for you and your loved one in store around Acadiana. Date night events range from swamp tours to symphonies.…

Expanding Your Knowledge in Acadiana

  I believe self-care can take many forms. As much as I love a facial or massage, part of my definition of self-care includes expanding my knowledge in some way. This weekend, there will be a collection of seminars and…

Sunny Days in Acadiana

After a succession of gray days, Acadiana should have a weekend’s window of sunshine, and there is a lot to get into in and out of doors. Start your weekend with a light yoga class outside and a drink, or…

Where to watch the game (and what to do instead)

  What to do this weekend? There is The Game, of course. That is a given, but what else is there? There are quite a few happenings and gatherings this weekend that range from reverent​ to jubilant, and sometimes, both…

Eclectic Cultural Events to Attend This Weekend

  You’d be hard press to find yourself under-stimulated this weekend if you’re out and about in Acadiana. This year’s first Artwalk will be underway with unique performances, a new local craft store is opening in Broussard and Lafayette’s first…

A New Year in Acadiana

  Oh, January. After weeks and weeks of parties, cocktails, friends and presents, we have finally arrived at the new year. This weekend marks the first of 2019! Although January is traditionally a time in-between holidays, there are still plenty…

Acadiana is Ringing in the New Year

  Most years, I feel like time moved too fast to my liking. Everyone, it seems, had a long, arduous 2018. Everyone, it seems, is ready to ring in 2019 with something unabashedly fun to make up for lost time. …

Christmas in Acadiana

  It’s the last week to experience Christmastime in Acadiana, and there are still tons of events in the area to help you make the most of the most wonderful time of the year. Some events are family friendly, and…

Holiday Parties Host Local Vendors

If you’re out and about this weekend, chances are you’ll come across a combination of live music and shopping. Tons of vendors, shops and bands have come together to throw a chain of holiday parties across Acadiana! You can check out…

Christmas Season Kicks Off This Weekend

  The annual Festival of Lights returns this Friday! The Oil Center tradition provides a fun way to shop in a festive atmosphere and heralds the beginning of the holiday season in Acadiana. Following Friday’s big event are four Saturday…

New Events Gain Traction In Acadiana

  This weekend brings lots of new activities trying to grow and develop in Acadiana. Some events, such as NTRFST, will have their introduction into the community, and others, such as Broussard Community Fair, will have its third. All of…

Lafayette Is Bursting With Visual Arts

  With so many opportunities to take in locally-made visual art in many mediums, this weekend is ideal for anyone artistically inclined or attuned. This week’s Artwalk, which occurs on the second Saturday of every month, coincides with the weekend…

Fall Fests and Benefits Abound

  This week, a slew of fall festivals, benefits and live music will happen around town. The first week of November marks the last of downtown’s free outdoor music showcase, Bach Lunch, but will also bring family friendly activities.   11/2:…

Car Shows and Drive-Ins and Pumpkins, oh my!

  As evidenced by the emergence of sweaters, boots and scarves, this week truly marked the beginning of Autumn in Acadiana. Many of our favorite autumnal activities are back, in addition to some new ones.  Events this week will be…

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about

Ashley Hinson is a writer with a concentration in music, arts and culture. She is most interested in understanding how artists think and create, and what inspires their work. Having written across several parishes in Acadiana, she is deeply familiar with its ins and outs, its highways and dancehalls.

Hinson graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in English. Her work has been published by regional newspapers and magazines as well as The Associated Press. She is also in school for nursing at Louisiana State University at Eunice.