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Thursday, Jan 12, 2012

Louisiana Outdoor Expo

by: LCVC

Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8.50* - Adults, $3.50*

Louisiana Outdoor Expo The Louisiana Outdoor Expo is back in 2014. 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. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]
Other Events

Cajun Country Mardi Gras

by: LCVC

Downtown Eunice ,

9 a.m.-Midnight

Five day celebration beginning the Friday before Mardi Gras Day. Jam sessions, street dances, cooking demos, Mardi Gras Exhibits and special Liberty Theater show. Les Jeunes L'il Mardi Gras runs for children on Sunday as well as an old time boucherie (pig roast). Mardi Gras Day activities include traditional Courir de Mardi Gras and downtown daylong celebration - live Cajun, Creole and zydeco music and dancing, food, children's walking parade and return of revelers.… [Event Website]

10th Annual Eagle Expo & More

by: LCVC

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau - Visitors Center,

All day event

Admission: Registration Required. P

Boat tours into various waterways to view eagles and their nests, seminars from wildlife and nature experts, live raptor presentation, dinner with guest speaker, photography workshop, and opportunities to meet fellow birders. [Event Website]

Free Film Screening and Q&A with the Filmmakers

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:00pm

Admission: Free

Filmmakers Jerry Sanson, Scott Caro and Bill Robison will screen their films "McCrea 1971" and "Louisiana During World War II." [Event Website]

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival

by: LCVC

Kemper Williams Park,

All day

Admission: Admission into the park

This top 20 southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a pass partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides & games, and the terrific food that made Cajun country famous.… [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

by: LCVC

Downtown Franklin, LA,

Hours vary

Admission: Free to Public

The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show takes place in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. View a collection of antique and newly built watercraft on display, all constructed of wood. [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown - Main Street, Franklin, LA,

All day

Admission: Free to Public

Held in Franklin's charming downtown, the festival features a "Running of the Bears" 5K run/walk, boat trips into the Bayou Teche, arts & crafts booths, food booths, live music, Fun Zone, Cub Club Arena, Bear-y Patch Educational Area, Black Bear Obstacle Course, Motorcycle Show, Teddy Bear and Friends Repair Clinic, Cajun Horseshoes, Crowning of the Queen, Bear Raffle Drawing, B.E.A.R.S Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, Running of the Ducks and fireworks on the Bayou Teche.… [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds,

8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Thursday free, Friday-Su

This festival takes place in the historic town of Washington. The festival kicks off on Thursday and Friday with live music. Activities on Saturday and Sunday featuring live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and R&B music, native crafts, exhibits, a parade, antiques, food booths, arts and crafts and a catfish cook-off on Sunday. Washington Catfish Festival is held the third weekend in April every year.… [Event Website]

Festival International de Louisiane

by: LCVC

Downtown Lafayette,444 Jefferson St,Lafayette ,LA,40501

Admission: Free

Festival International de Louisiane This free, five day event combines the best in International music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cuisine from the Francophone world with Louisiana's own artistic expressions. [Event Website]

30th Annual Etouffee Festival

by: LCVC

St. John Francis Regis Church,

9 a.m.-Midnight

The 30th Annual Etouffee Festival, hosted in Arnaudville, is a great event for the entire family. Festivities include carnival rides, award winning bands, bingo, Cash-n-Carry store, various vendor booths, and of course Etouffee! Come and get a taste of the competition at the Mayor's Cook-off, which will feature a diverse variety of different Etouffees. The Etouffee festival is held the fourth weekend of April, every year. It's always booming with local flavor, and lots of fun!… [Event Website]

4th Annual Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival

by: LCVC

Nall Park,

7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

Voted BEST NEW EVENT for 2013 by the Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals! The mission of the Krotz Springs Heritage Festival is to promote the wetlands and woodlands that surround our community and the Atchafalaya River. Join everyone in celebrating and sharing our heritage and the extraordinary wildlife and habitats that we have treasured our entire lives on the banks of the Atchafalaya.… [Event Website]

Daylily Festival and Garden Show

by: LCVC

Magdalen Square,2 S Magdalen Square,Abbeville,LA,70510

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Plant booths, educational speakers, food and more. [Event Website]

Sugar Jam Concert Series - Keith Blair Band

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center,

6-9 p.m.

Admission: Open

Enjoy the sounds of The Keith Blair Band at Sugar Mill Pond on May 31 from 6:00-9:00pm [Event Website]

Speaker Event: When Opelousas Was the Capital of Louisiana

by: LCVC

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum,

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System present Civil War re-enactor John Reed. Mr. Reed will discuss the state capital's move to Opelousas in 1862 after Baton Rouge fell to Union troops, as well as the leadership of Louisiana's Civil War Governor, Thomas O. Moore. Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30. Free Admission, and refreshment will be served.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Super Circus Heroes

by: LCVC

Cajundome, Lafayette,

6/27: 7 p.m., 6/28: 7 p.m., 6/29: 2 p.m. & 6 p.m., 6/30: 2 p.m.

Admission: To buy tickets call: 800

[Event Website]

Bayou BBQ Bash, "Morgan City Under the Bridge"

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,

Vary

Admission: Event Free to Public. Co

International Barbecue Cookers Association's competition for Best Corporate BBQ Cooking Team in Louisiana also features arts & crafts books, Kids Qs - BBQ competition, kid's zone, Quilters Guild Booth, live music by: Deja Vu - Friday, July 18th from 6 to 10 p.m.; Seabrook - Saturday, July 19th from 9 to 11 a.m.; Don Rich - Saturday, July 19th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., "Run for the Ribs" 5K Run/Walk, food booths, drink & beer booths, and much more!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Hot Sauce Expo

by: LCVC

200 Greenleaf Dr.,Lafayette,LA,70506

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Admission: Age 5-12 $5, 13+ $10

[Event Website]

A Mid City Night's Dream

by: Rue Cou Cou

1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA

5:30pm-8:30pm

Admission: Free

The summer art hop sponsored by the Mid City Merchants Association is a delightful evening of art, shopping & refreshments. Participating businesses at 1857 Government Street are Dcor Rouge, Mosaic Garden, Rue Cou Cou, and Sallys Circa 1857. Participating businesses on Jefferson Highway are Elizabethan Gallery, Natures Gallery, Reginellis Pizzeria and, Shavarsh K Jewelry Design Shop. The event is free to the public, and many locations offer complimentary refreshments. The Mid City Art and Design District… [Event Website]

Summer Carnival

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village,

August 1-2, 4-10 p.m.; August 3, 12-4 p.m.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 per chi

Summer Carnival is an annual fundraiser for LARC's Acadian Village and features carnival rides, fun jumps, splash park, kiddie train, pony rides, photo booth, a talent competition, music, and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy together. Celebrate the end of summer with our carnival!… [Event Website]

Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball

by: LCVC

Fabacher Field,221 La Neuville Rd.,Youngsville,LA,

7 p.m.

Admission: See website for ticket p

The Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas Collegiate League are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Lafayette. [Event Website]

Le Cajun Awards & Music Festival

by: LCVC

Rayne Civic Center, 210 Frog Festival Dr.,Rayne,LA,

Fri. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Show starts at 7 p.m.; Sat. Doors open at 9 a.m., music starts at 10 a

Admission: Fri. $7 per person; Sat.

The Le Cajun Award and Music Festival is a unique three day event that features an awards ceremony honoring the best in Cajun music and Cajun musicians and includes a two-day dance festival with award winning Cajun bands providing the music. The Grammy style awards ceremony, sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) includes awards for Band of the Year, Best Accordionist, Best Fiddler, Best Male and Female Vocalist, Song of the Year and Best Recording of the Year. Cajun bands from outside Louis… [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds,411 South Richard St,Delcambre,LA,70528

Varies

Admission: Fri., $5; Sat., $10; Wed

Come enjoy a shrimp cook-off, pageants, fais-do-do, food, carnival rides, and the blessing of the fleet. [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Gueydan Duck Festival Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Roberts Cove Germanfest

by: LCVC

St. Leo Catholic Church,7212 Roberts Cove rd.,Roberts Cove,LA,70578

Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission: Admission Fee

Variety of German foods and beverages, German bands, singers and dancers, folklore, rice threshing demonstrations, kiddie land, antique farm equipment. [Event Website]

Visions of Tradition Exhibit: 40 Years of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles Art

by: LCVC

A. Hays Town Building at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum,Lafayette,LA,

Tues-Thurs 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-Noon; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Special Exhibit of photographs, posters, and memorabilia from 40 years of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in the A. Hays Town Building at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, open now through October 12. [Event Website]

Harvest Moon Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Main Street, Franklin, LA,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Welcome fall with all-day festivities on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live entertainment, concessions, children's activities, arts & crafts, a 5K run/walk, a classic car show and a BBQ cook-off. [Event Website]

The Legacy of Ernest Gaines

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:30pm

Admission: free

Join Marcia Gaudet, emerita professor of English at UL Lafayette, and Reggie Scott Young, professor of English at UL Lafayette, as they discuss their book "This Louisiana Thing That Drives Me: The Legacy of Ernest Gaines" (UL Press, 2009). The event is sponsored by the Ernest J. Gaines Center and is part of the Bayou State Book Talk series, a collaboration of the Center for Louisiana Studies and the Lafayette South Regional Library.… [Event Website]

Museum of Fear

by: LCVC

Lafayette Science Museum,433 Jefferson St.,Lafayette,LA,

7-11 p.m., or until the last victim exits!

Admission: General admission $10

Museum of Fear is Acadiana's largest and scariest haunted house. "You'll never be the same..." [Event Website]

22nd Annual Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar & Festival

by: LCVC

Holy Ghost Catholic Church,

10 a.m.-Midnight

This festival, which takes place the first weekend in November, features liveCreole and zydeco music, Creole food favorites. Gospel choir concert, parade, raffles, games and more.Sunday parade at 1pm from Landry Street to Union Street. [Event Website]

Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show

by: LCVC

Lafayette Event Center, 4607 Johnston St., Lafayette,

Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8

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. [Event Website]

Noel Acadien au Village

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village ,200 Greenleaf Dr.,Lafayette,LA,70506

Nightly 5:30-9 p.m.

Admission: $7 in advance, $9 at gat

During this Acadiana holiday tradition, enjoy the splendor of over half a million lights, nightly entertainment, local cuisine, photos with Santa and kiddie carnival rides. [Event Website]

Friday, Jan 13, 2012

Louisiana Outdoor Expo

by: LCVC

Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8.50* - Adults, $3.50*

Louisiana Outdoor Expo The Louisiana Outdoor Expo is back in 2014. 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. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]
Other Events

Cajun Country Mardi Gras

by: LCVC

Downtown Eunice ,

9 a.m.-Midnight

Five day celebration beginning the Friday before Mardi Gras Day. Jam sessions, street dances, cooking demos, Mardi Gras Exhibits and special Liberty Theater show. Les Jeunes L'il Mardi Gras runs for children on Sunday as well as an old time boucherie (pig roast). Mardi Gras Day activities include traditional Courir de Mardi Gras and downtown daylong celebration - live Cajun, Creole and zydeco music and dancing, food, children's walking parade and return of revelers.… [Event Website]

10th Annual Eagle Expo & More

by: LCVC

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau - Visitors Center,

All day event

Admission: Registration Required. P

Boat tours into various waterways to view eagles and their nests, seminars from wildlife and nature experts, live raptor presentation, dinner with guest speaker, photography workshop, and opportunities to meet fellow birders. [Event Website]

Free Film Screening and Q&A with the Filmmakers

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:00pm

Admission: Free

Filmmakers Jerry Sanson, Scott Caro and Bill Robison will screen their films "McCrea 1971" and "Louisiana During World War II." [Event Website]

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival

by: LCVC

Kemper Williams Park,

All day

Admission: Admission into the park

This top 20 southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a pass partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides & games, and the terrific food that made Cajun country famous.… [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

by: LCVC

Downtown Franklin, LA,

Hours vary

Admission: Free to Public

The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show takes place in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. View a collection of antique and newly built watercraft on display, all constructed of wood. [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown - Main Street, Franklin, LA,

All day

Admission: Free to Public

Held in Franklin's charming downtown, the festival features a "Running of the Bears" 5K run/walk, boat trips into the Bayou Teche, arts & crafts booths, food booths, live music, Fun Zone, Cub Club Arena, Bear-y Patch Educational Area, Black Bear Obstacle Course, Motorcycle Show, Teddy Bear and Friends Repair Clinic, Cajun Horseshoes, Crowning of the Queen, Bear Raffle Drawing, B.E.A.R.S Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, Running of the Ducks and fireworks on the Bayou Teche.… [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds,

8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Thursday free, Friday-Su

This festival takes place in the historic town of Washington. The festival kicks off on Thursday and Friday with live music. Activities on Saturday and Sunday featuring live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and R&B music, native crafts, exhibits, a parade, antiques, food booths, arts and crafts and a catfish cook-off on Sunday. Washington Catfish Festival is held the third weekend in April every year.… [Event Website]

Festival International de Louisiane

by: LCVC

Downtown Lafayette,444 Jefferson St,Lafayette ,LA,40501

Admission: Free

Festival International de Louisiane This free, five day event combines the best in International music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cuisine from the Francophone world with Louisiana's own artistic expressions. [Event Website]

30th Annual Etouffee Festival

by: LCVC

St. John Francis Regis Church,

9 a.m.-Midnight

The 30th Annual Etouffee Festival, hosted in Arnaudville, is a great event for the entire family. Festivities include carnival rides, award winning bands, bingo, Cash-n-Carry store, various vendor booths, and of course Etouffee! Come and get a taste of the competition at the Mayor's Cook-off, which will feature a diverse variety of different Etouffees. The Etouffee festival is held the fourth weekend of April, every year. It's always booming with local flavor, and lots of fun!… [Event Website]

4th Annual Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival

by: LCVC

Nall Park,

7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

Voted BEST NEW EVENT for 2013 by the Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals! The mission of the Krotz Springs Heritage Festival is to promote the wetlands and woodlands that surround our community and the Atchafalaya River. Join everyone in celebrating and sharing our heritage and the extraordinary wildlife and habitats that we have treasured our entire lives on the banks of the Atchafalaya.… [Event Website]

Daylily Festival and Garden Show

by: LCVC

Magdalen Square,2 S Magdalen Square,Abbeville,LA,70510

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Plant booths, educational speakers, food and more. [Event Website]

Sugar Jam Concert Series - Keith Blair Band

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center,

6-9 p.m.

Admission: Open

Enjoy the sounds of The Keith Blair Band at Sugar Mill Pond on May 31 from 6:00-9:00pm [Event Website]

Speaker Event: When Opelousas Was the Capital of Louisiana

by: LCVC

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum,

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System present Civil War re-enactor John Reed. Mr. Reed will discuss the state capital's move to Opelousas in 1862 after Baton Rouge fell to Union troops, as well as the leadership of Louisiana's Civil War Governor, Thomas O. Moore. Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30. Free Admission, and refreshment will be served.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Super Circus Heroes

by: LCVC

Cajundome, Lafayette,

6/27: 7 p.m., 6/28: 7 p.m., 6/29: 2 p.m. & 6 p.m., 6/30: 2 p.m.

Admission: To buy tickets call: 800

[Event Website]

Bayou BBQ Bash, "Morgan City Under the Bridge"

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,

Vary

Admission: Event Free to Public. Co

International Barbecue Cookers Association's competition for Best Corporate BBQ Cooking Team in Louisiana also features arts & crafts books, Kids Qs - BBQ competition, kid's zone, Quilters Guild Booth, live music by: Deja Vu - Friday, July 18th from 6 to 10 p.m.; Seabrook - Saturday, July 19th from 9 to 11 a.m.; Don Rich - Saturday, July 19th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., "Run for the Ribs" 5K Run/Walk, food booths, drink & beer booths, and much more!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Hot Sauce Expo

by: LCVC

200 Greenleaf Dr.,Lafayette,LA,70506

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Admission: Age 5-12 $5, 13+ $10

[Event Website]

A Mid City Night's Dream

by: Rue Cou Cou

1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA

5:30pm-8:30pm

Admission: Free

The summer art hop sponsored by the Mid City Merchants Association is a delightful evening of art, shopping & refreshments. Participating businesses at 1857 Government Street are Dcor Rouge, Mosaic Garden, Rue Cou Cou, and Sallys Circa 1857. Participating businesses on Jefferson Highway are Elizabethan Gallery, Natures Gallery, Reginellis Pizzeria and, Shavarsh K Jewelry Design Shop. The event is free to the public, and many locations offer complimentary refreshments. The Mid City Art and Design District… [Event Website]

Summer Carnival

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village,

August 1-2, 4-10 p.m.; August 3, 12-4 p.m.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 per chi

Summer Carnival is an annual fundraiser for LARC's Acadian Village and features carnival rides, fun jumps, splash park, kiddie train, pony rides, photo booth, a talent competition, music, and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy together. Celebrate the end of summer with our carnival!… [Event Website]

Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball

by: LCVC

Fabacher Field,221 La Neuville Rd.,Youngsville,LA,

7 p.m.

Admission: See website for ticket p

The Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas Collegiate League are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Lafayette. [Event Website]

Le Cajun Awards & Music Festival

by: LCVC

Rayne Civic Center, 210 Frog Festival Dr.,Rayne,LA,

Fri. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Show starts at 7 p.m.; Sat. Doors open at 9 a.m., music starts at 10 a

Admission: Fri. $7 per person; Sat.

The Le Cajun Award and Music Festival is a unique three day event that features an awards ceremony honoring the best in Cajun music and Cajun musicians and includes a two-day dance festival with award winning Cajun bands providing the music. The Grammy style awards ceremony, sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) includes awards for Band of the Year, Best Accordionist, Best Fiddler, Best Male and Female Vocalist, Song of the Year and Best Recording of the Year. Cajun bands from outside Louis… [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds,411 South Richard St,Delcambre,LA,70528

Varies

Admission: Fri., $5; Sat., $10; Wed

Come enjoy a shrimp cook-off, pageants, fais-do-do, food, carnival rides, and the blessing of the fleet. [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Gueydan Duck Festival Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Roberts Cove Germanfest

by: LCVC

St. Leo Catholic Church,7212 Roberts Cove rd.,Roberts Cove,LA,70578

Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission: Admission Fee

Variety of German foods and beverages, German bands, singers and dancers, folklore, rice threshing demonstrations, kiddie land, antique farm equipment. [Event Website]

Visions of Tradition Exhibit: 40 Years of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles Art

by: LCVC

A. Hays Town Building at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum,Lafayette,LA,

Tues-Thurs 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-Noon; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Special Exhibit of photographs, posters, and memorabilia from 40 years of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in the A. Hays Town Building at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, open now through October 12. [Event Website]

Harvest Moon Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Main Street, Franklin, LA,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Welcome fall with all-day festivities on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live entertainment, concessions, children's activities, arts & crafts, a 5K run/walk, a classic car show and a BBQ cook-off. [Event Website]

The Legacy of Ernest Gaines

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:30pm

Admission: free

Join Marcia Gaudet, emerita professor of English at UL Lafayette, and Reggie Scott Young, professor of English at UL Lafayette, as they discuss their book "This Louisiana Thing That Drives Me: The Legacy of Ernest Gaines" (UL Press, 2009). The event is sponsored by the Ernest J. Gaines Center and is part of the Bayou State Book Talk series, a collaboration of the Center for Louisiana Studies and the Lafayette South Regional Library.… [Event Website]

Museum of Fear

by: LCVC

Lafayette Science Museum,433 Jefferson St.,Lafayette,LA,

7-11 p.m., or until the last victim exits!

Admission: General admission $10

Museum of Fear is Acadiana's largest and scariest haunted house. "You'll never be the same..." [Event Website]

22nd Annual Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar & Festival

by: LCVC

Holy Ghost Catholic Church,

10 a.m.-Midnight

This festival, which takes place the first weekend in November, features liveCreole and zydeco music, Creole food favorites. Gospel choir concert, parade, raffles, games and more.Sunday parade at 1pm from Landry Street to Union Street. [Event Website]

Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show

by: LCVC

Lafayette Event Center, 4607 Johnston St., Lafayette,

Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8

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. [Event Website]

Noel Acadien au Village

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village ,200 Greenleaf Dr.,Lafayette,LA,70506

Nightly 5:30-9 p.m.

Admission: $7 in advance, $9 at gat

During this Acadiana holiday tradition, enjoy the splendor of over half a million lights, nightly entertainment, local cuisine, photos with Santa and kiddie carnival rides. [Event Website]

Saturday, Jan 14, 2012

Louisiana Outdoor Expo

by: LCVC

Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8.50* - Adults, $3.50*

Louisiana Outdoor Expo The Louisiana Outdoor Expo is back in 2014. 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. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]
Other Events

Cajun Country Mardi Gras

by: LCVC

Downtown Eunice ,

9 a.m.-Midnight

Five day celebration beginning the Friday before Mardi Gras Day. Jam sessions, street dances, cooking demos, Mardi Gras Exhibits and special Liberty Theater show. Les Jeunes L'il Mardi Gras runs for children on Sunday as well as an old time boucherie (pig roast). Mardi Gras Day activities include traditional Courir de Mardi Gras and downtown daylong celebration - live Cajun, Creole and zydeco music and dancing, food, children's walking parade and return of revelers.… [Event Website]

10th Annual Eagle Expo & More

by: LCVC

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau - Visitors Center,

All day event

Admission: Registration Required. P

Boat tours into various waterways to view eagles and their nests, seminars from wildlife and nature experts, live raptor presentation, dinner with guest speaker, photography workshop, and opportunities to meet fellow birders. [Event Website]

Free Film Screening and Q&A with the Filmmakers

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:00pm

Admission: Free

Filmmakers Jerry Sanson, Scott Caro and Bill Robison will screen their films "McCrea 1971" and "Louisiana During World War II." [Event Website]

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival

by: LCVC

Kemper Williams Park,

All day

Admission: Admission into the park

This top 20 southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a pass partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides & games, and the terrific food that made Cajun country famous.… [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

by: LCVC

Downtown Franklin, LA,

Hours vary

Admission: Free to Public

The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show takes place in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. View a collection of antique and newly built watercraft on display, all constructed of wood. [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown - Main Street, Franklin, LA,

All day

Admission: Free to Public

Held in Franklin's charming downtown, the festival features a "Running of the Bears" 5K run/walk, boat trips into the Bayou Teche, arts & crafts booths, food booths, live music, Fun Zone, Cub Club Arena, Bear-y Patch Educational Area, Black Bear Obstacle Course, Motorcycle Show, Teddy Bear and Friends Repair Clinic, Cajun Horseshoes, Crowning of the Queen, Bear Raffle Drawing, B.E.A.R.S Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, Running of the Ducks and fireworks on the Bayou Teche.… [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds,

8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Thursday free, Friday-Su

This festival takes place in the historic town of Washington. The festival kicks off on Thursday and Friday with live music. Activities on Saturday and Sunday featuring live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and R&B music, native crafts, exhibits, a parade, antiques, food booths, arts and crafts and a catfish cook-off on Sunday. Washington Catfish Festival is held the third weekend in April every year.… [Event Website]

Festival International de Louisiane

by: LCVC

Downtown Lafayette,444 Jefferson St,Lafayette ,LA,40501

Admission: Free

Festival International de Louisiane This free, five day event combines the best in International music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cuisine from the Francophone world with Louisiana's own artistic expressions. [Event Website]

30th Annual Etouffee Festival

by: LCVC

St. John Francis Regis Church,

9 a.m.-Midnight

The 30th Annual Etouffee Festival, hosted in Arnaudville, is a great event for the entire family. Festivities include carnival rides, award winning bands, bingo, Cash-n-Carry store, various vendor booths, and of course Etouffee! Come and get a taste of the competition at the Mayor's Cook-off, which will feature a diverse variety of different Etouffees. The Etouffee festival is held the fourth weekend of April, every year. It's always booming with local flavor, and lots of fun!… [Event Website]

4th Annual Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival

by: LCVC

Nall Park,

7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

Voted BEST NEW EVENT for 2013 by the Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals! The mission of the Krotz Springs Heritage Festival is to promote the wetlands and woodlands that surround our community and the Atchafalaya River. Join everyone in celebrating and sharing our heritage and the extraordinary wildlife and habitats that we have treasured our entire lives on the banks of the Atchafalaya.… [Event Website]

Daylily Festival and Garden Show

by: LCVC

Magdalen Square,2 S Magdalen Square,Abbeville,LA,70510

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Plant booths, educational speakers, food and more. [Event Website]

Sugar Jam Concert Series - Keith Blair Band

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center,

6-9 p.m.

Admission: Open

Enjoy the sounds of The Keith Blair Band at Sugar Mill Pond on May 31 from 6:00-9:00pm [Event Website]

Speaker Event: When Opelousas Was the Capital of Louisiana

by: LCVC

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum,

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System present Civil War re-enactor John Reed. Mr. Reed will discuss the state capital's move to Opelousas in 1862 after Baton Rouge fell to Union troops, as well as the leadership of Louisiana's Civil War Governor, Thomas O. Moore. Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30. Free Admission, and refreshment will be served.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Super Circus Heroes

by: LCVC

Cajundome, Lafayette,

6/27: 7 p.m., 6/28: 7 p.m., 6/29: 2 p.m. & 6 p.m., 6/30: 2 p.m.

Admission: To buy tickets call: 800

[Event Website]

Bayou BBQ Bash, "Morgan City Under the Bridge"

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,

Vary

Admission: Event Free to Public. Co

International Barbecue Cookers Association's competition for Best Corporate BBQ Cooking Team in Louisiana also features arts & crafts books, Kids Qs - BBQ competition, kid's zone, Quilters Guild Booth, live music by: Deja Vu - Friday, July 18th from 6 to 10 p.m.; Seabrook - Saturday, July 19th from 9 to 11 a.m.; Don Rich - Saturday, July 19th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., "Run for the Ribs" 5K Run/Walk, food booths, drink & beer booths, and much more!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Hot Sauce Expo

by: LCVC

200 Greenleaf Dr.,Lafayette,LA,70506

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Admission: Age 5-12 $5, 13+ $10

[Event Website]

A Mid City Night's Dream

by: Rue Cou Cou

1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA

5:30pm-8:30pm

Admission: Free

The summer art hop sponsored by the Mid City Merchants Association is a delightful evening of art, shopping & refreshments. Participating businesses at 1857 Government Street are Dcor Rouge, Mosaic Garden, Rue Cou Cou, and Sallys Circa 1857. Participating businesses on Jefferson Highway are Elizabethan Gallery, Natures Gallery, Reginellis Pizzeria and, Shavarsh K Jewelry Design Shop. The event is free to the public, and many locations offer complimentary refreshments. The Mid City Art and Design District… [Event Website]

Summer Carnival

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village,

August 1-2, 4-10 p.m.; August 3, 12-4 p.m.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 per chi

Summer Carnival is an annual fundraiser for LARC's Acadian Village and features carnival rides, fun jumps, splash park, kiddie train, pony rides, photo booth, a talent competition, music, and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy together. Celebrate the end of summer with our carnival!… [Event Website]

Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball

by: LCVC

Fabacher Field,221 La Neuville Rd.,Youngsville,LA,

7 p.m.

Admission: See website for ticket p

The Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas Collegiate League are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Lafayette. [Event Website]

Le Cajun Awards & Music Festival

by: LCVC

Rayne Civic Center, 210 Frog Festival Dr.,Rayne,LA,

Fri. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Show starts at 7 p.m.; Sat. Doors open at 9 a.m., music starts at 10 a

Admission: Fri. $7 per person; Sat.

The Le Cajun Award and Music Festival is a unique three day event that features an awards ceremony honoring the best in Cajun music and Cajun musicians and includes a two-day dance festival with award winning Cajun bands providing the music. The Grammy style awards ceremony, sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) includes awards for Band of the Year, Best Accordionist, Best Fiddler, Best Male and Female Vocalist, Song of the Year and Best Recording of the Year. Cajun bands from outside Louis… [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds,411 South Richard St,Delcambre,LA,70528

Varies

Admission: Fri., $5; Sat., $10; Wed

Come enjoy a shrimp cook-off, pageants, fais-do-do, food, carnival rides, and the blessing of the fleet. [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Gueydan Duck Festival Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Roberts Cove Germanfest

by: LCVC

St. Leo Catholic Church,7212 Roberts Cove rd.,Roberts Cove,LA,70578

Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission: Admission Fee

Variety of German foods and beverages, German bands, singers and dancers, folklore, rice threshing demonstrations, kiddie land, antique farm equipment. [Event Website]

Visions of Tradition Exhibit: 40 Years of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles Art

by: LCVC

A. Hays Town Building at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum,Lafayette,LA,

Tues-Thurs 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-Noon; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Special Exhibit of photographs, posters, and memorabilia from 40 years of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in the A. Hays Town Building at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, open now through October 12. [Event Website]

Harvest Moon Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Main Street, Franklin, LA,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Welcome fall with all-day festivities on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live entertainment, concessions, children's activities, arts & crafts, a 5K run/walk, a classic car show and a BBQ cook-off. [Event Website]

The Legacy of Ernest Gaines

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:30pm

Admission: free

Join Marcia Gaudet, emerita professor of English at UL Lafayette, and Reggie Scott Young, professor of English at UL Lafayette, as they discuss their book "This Louisiana Thing That Drives Me: The Legacy of Ernest Gaines" (UL Press, 2009). The event is sponsored by the Ernest J. Gaines Center and is part of the Bayou State Book Talk series, a collaboration of the Center for Louisiana Studies and the Lafayette South Regional Library.… [Event Website]

Museum of Fear

by: LCVC

Lafayette Science Museum,433 Jefferson St.,Lafayette,LA,

7-11 p.m., or until the last victim exits!

Admission: General admission $10

Museum of Fear is Acadiana's largest and scariest haunted house. "You'll never be the same..." [Event Website]

22nd Annual Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar & Festival

by: LCVC

Holy Ghost Catholic Church,

10 a.m.-Midnight

This festival, which takes place the first weekend in November, features liveCreole and zydeco music, Creole food favorites. Gospel choir concert, parade, raffles, games and more.Sunday parade at 1pm from Landry Street to Union Street. [Event Website]

Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show

by: LCVC

Lafayette Event Center, 4607 Johnston St., Lafayette,

Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8

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. [Event Website]

Noel Acadien au Village

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village ,200 Greenleaf Dr.,Lafayette,LA,70506

Nightly 5:30-9 p.m.

Admission: $7 in advance, $9 at gat

During this Acadiana holiday tradition, enjoy the splendor of over half a million lights, nightly entertainment, local cuisine, photos with Santa and kiddie carnival rides. [Event Website]

Sunday, Jan 15, 2012

Louisiana Outdoor Expo

by: LCVC

Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8.50* - Adults, $3.50*

Louisiana Outdoor Expo The Louisiana Outdoor Expo is back in 2014. 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. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]
Other Events

Cajun Country Mardi Gras

by: LCVC

Downtown Eunice ,

9 a.m.-Midnight

Five day celebration beginning the Friday before Mardi Gras Day. Jam sessions, street dances, cooking demos, Mardi Gras Exhibits and special Liberty Theater show. Les Jeunes L'il Mardi Gras runs for children on Sunday as well as an old time boucherie (pig roast). Mardi Gras Day activities include traditional Courir de Mardi Gras and downtown daylong celebration - live Cajun, Creole and zydeco music and dancing, food, children's walking parade and return of revelers.… [Event Website]

10th Annual Eagle Expo & More

by: LCVC

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau - Visitors Center,

All day event

Admission: Registration Required. P

Boat tours into various waterways to view eagles and their nests, seminars from wildlife and nature experts, live raptor presentation, dinner with guest speaker, photography workshop, and opportunities to meet fellow birders. [Event Website]

Free Film Screening and Q&A with the Filmmakers

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:00pm

Admission: Free

Filmmakers Jerry Sanson, Scott Caro and Bill Robison will screen their films "McCrea 1971" and "Louisiana During World War II." [Event Website]

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival

by: LCVC

Kemper Williams Park,

All day

Admission: Admission into the park

This top 20 southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a pass partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides & games, and the terrific food that made Cajun country famous.… [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

by: LCVC

Downtown Franklin, LA,

Hours vary

Admission: Free to Public

The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show takes place in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. View a collection of antique and newly built watercraft on display, all constructed of wood. [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown - Main Street, Franklin, LA,

All day

Admission: Free to Public

Held in Franklin's charming downtown, the festival features a "Running of the Bears" 5K run/walk, boat trips into the Bayou Teche, arts & crafts booths, food booths, live music, Fun Zone, Cub Club Arena, Bear-y Patch Educational Area, Black Bear Obstacle Course, Motorcycle Show, Teddy Bear and Friends Repair Clinic, Cajun Horseshoes, Crowning of the Queen, Bear Raffle Drawing, B.E.A.R.S Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, Running of the Ducks and fireworks on the Bayou Teche.… [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds,

8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Thursday free, Friday-Su

This festival takes place in the historic town of Washington. The festival kicks off on Thursday and Friday with live music. Activities on Saturday and Sunday featuring live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and R&B music, native crafts, exhibits, a parade, antiques, food booths, arts and crafts and a catfish cook-off on Sunday. Washington Catfish Festival is held the third weekend in April every year.… [Event Website]

Festival International de Louisiane

by: LCVC

Downtown Lafayette,444 Jefferson St,Lafayette ,LA,40501

Admission: Free

Festival International de Louisiane This free, five day event combines the best in International music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cuisine from the Francophone world with Louisiana's own artistic expressions. [Event Website]

30th Annual Etouffee Festival

by: LCVC

St. John Francis Regis Church,

9 a.m.-Midnight

The 30th Annual Etouffee Festival, hosted in Arnaudville, is a great event for the entire family. Festivities include carnival rides, award winning bands, bingo, Cash-n-Carry store, various vendor booths, and of course Etouffee! Come and get a taste of the competition at the Mayor's Cook-off, which will feature a diverse variety of different Etouffees. The Etouffee festival is held the fourth weekend of April, every year. It's always booming with local flavor, and lots of fun!… [Event Website]

4th Annual Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival

by: LCVC

Nall Park,

7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

Voted BEST NEW EVENT for 2013 by the Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals! The mission of the Krotz Springs Heritage Festival is to promote the wetlands and woodlands that surround our community and the Atchafalaya River. Join everyone in celebrating and sharing our heritage and the extraordinary wildlife and habitats that we have treasured our entire lives on the banks of the Atchafalaya.… [Event Website]

Daylily Festival and Garden Show

by: LCVC

Magdalen Square,2 S Magdalen Square,Abbeville,LA,70510

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Plant booths, educational speakers, food and more. [Event Website]

Sugar Jam Concert Series - Keith Blair Band

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center,

6-9 p.m.

Admission: Open

Enjoy the sounds of The Keith Blair Band at Sugar Mill Pond on May 31 from 6:00-9:00pm [Event Website]

Speaker Event: When Opelousas Was the Capital of Louisiana

by: LCVC

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum,

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System present Civil War re-enactor John Reed. Mr. Reed will discuss the state capital's move to Opelousas in 1862 after Baton Rouge fell to Union troops, as well as the leadership of Louisiana's Civil War Governor, Thomas O. Moore. Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30. Free Admission, and refreshment will be served.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Super Circus Heroes

by: LCVC

Cajundome, Lafayette,

6/27: 7 p.m., 6/28: 7 p.m., 6/29: 2 p.m. & 6 p.m., 6/30: 2 p.m.

Admission: To buy tickets call: 800

[Event Website]

Bayou BBQ Bash, "Morgan City Under the Bridge"

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,

Vary

Admission: Event Free to Public. Co

International Barbecue Cookers Association's competition for Best Corporate BBQ Cooking Team in Louisiana also features arts & crafts books, Kids Qs - BBQ competition, kid's zone, Quilters Guild Booth, live music by: Deja Vu - Friday, July 18th from 6 to 10 p.m.; Seabrook - Saturday, July 19th from 9 to 11 a.m.; Don Rich - Saturday, July 19th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., "Run for the Ribs" 5K Run/Walk, food booths, drink & beer booths, and much more!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Hot Sauce Expo

by: LCVC

200 Greenleaf Dr.,Lafayette,LA,70506

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Admission: Age 5-12 $5, 13+ $10

[Event Website]

A Mid City Night's Dream

by: Rue Cou Cou

1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA

5:30pm-8:30pm

Admission: Free

The summer art hop sponsored by the Mid City Merchants Association is a delightful evening of art, shopping & refreshments. Participating businesses at 1857 Government Street are Dcor Rouge, Mosaic Garden, Rue Cou Cou, and Sallys Circa 1857. Participating businesses on Jefferson Highway are Elizabethan Gallery, Natures Gallery, Reginellis Pizzeria and, Shavarsh K Jewelry Design Shop. The event is free to the public, and many locations offer complimentary refreshments. The Mid City Art and Design District… [Event Website]

Summer Carnival

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village,

August 1-2, 4-10 p.m.; August 3, 12-4 p.m.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 per chi

Summer Carnival is an annual fundraiser for LARC's Acadian Village and features carnival rides, fun jumps, splash park, kiddie train, pony rides, photo booth, a talent competition, music, and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy together. Celebrate the end of summer with our carnival!… [Event Website]

Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball

by: LCVC

Fabacher Field,221 La Neuville Rd.,Youngsville,LA,

7 p.m.

Admission: See website for ticket p

The Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas Collegiate League are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Lafayette. [Event Website]

Le Cajun Awards & Music Festival

by: LCVC

Rayne Civic Center, 210 Frog Festival Dr.,Rayne,LA,

Fri. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Show starts at 7 p.m.; Sat. Doors open at 9 a.m., music starts at 10 a

Admission: Fri. $7 per person; Sat.

The Le Cajun Award and Music Festival is a unique three day event that features an awards ceremony honoring the best in Cajun music and Cajun musicians and includes a two-day dance festival with award winning Cajun bands providing the music. The Grammy style awards ceremony, sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) includes awards for Band of the Year, Best Accordionist, Best Fiddler, Best Male and Female Vocalist, Song of the Year and Best Recording of the Year. Cajun bands from outside Louis… [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds,411 South Richard St,Delcambre,LA,70528

Varies

Admission: Fri., $5; Sat., $10; Wed

Come enjoy a shrimp cook-off, pageants, fais-do-do, food, carnival rides, and the blessing of the fleet. [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Gueydan Duck Festival Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Roberts Cove Germanfest

by: LCVC

St. Leo Catholic Church,7212 Roberts Cove rd.,Roberts Cove,LA,70578

Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission: Admission Fee

Variety of German foods and beverages, German bands, singers and dancers, folklore, rice threshing demonstrations, kiddie land, antique farm equipment. [Event Website]

Visions of Tradition Exhibit: 40 Years of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles Art

by: LCVC

A. Hays Town Building at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum,Lafayette,LA,

Tues-Thurs 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-Noon; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Special Exhibit of photographs, posters, and memorabilia from 40 years of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in the A. Hays Town Building at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, open now through October 12. [Event Website]

Harvest Moon Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Main Street, Franklin, LA,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Welcome fall with all-day festivities on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live entertainment, concessions, children's activities, arts & crafts, a 5K run/walk, a classic car show and a BBQ cook-off. [Event Website]

The Legacy of Ernest Gaines

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:30pm

Admission: free

Join Marcia Gaudet, emerita professor of English at UL Lafayette, and Reggie Scott Young, professor of English at UL Lafayette, as they discuss their book "This Louisiana Thing That Drives Me: The Legacy of Ernest Gaines" (UL Press, 2009). The event is sponsored by the Ernest J. Gaines Center and is part of the Bayou State Book Talk series, a collaboration of the Center for Louisiana Studies and the Lafayette South Regional Library.… [Event Website]

Museum of Fear

by: LCVC

Lafayette Science Museum,433 Jefferson St.,Lafayette,LA,

7-11 p.m., or until the last victim exits!

Admission: General admission $10

Museum of Fear is Acadiana's largest and scariest haunted house. "You'll never be the same..." [Event Website]

22nd Annual Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar & Festival

by: LCVC

Holy Ghost Catholic Church,

10 a.m.-Midnight

This festival, which takes place the first weekend in November, features liveCreole and zydeco music, Creole food favorites. Gospel choir concert, parade, raffles, games and more.Sunday parade at 1pm from Landry Street to Union Street. [Event Website]

Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show

by: LCVC

Lafayette Event Center, 4607 Johnston St., Lafayette,

Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8

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. [Event Website]

Noel Acadien au Village

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village ,200 Greenleaf Dr.,Lafayette,LA,70506

Nightly 5:30-9 p.m.

Admission: $7 in advance, $9 at gat

During this Acadiana holiday tradition, enjoy the splendor of over half a million lights, nightly entertainment, local cuisine, photos with Santa and kiddie carnival rides. [Event Website]

Monday, Jan 16, 2012

Louisiana Outdoor Expo

by: LCVC

Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8.50* - Adults, $3.50*

Louisiana Outdoor Expo The Louisiana Outdoor Expo is back in 2014. 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. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]
Other Events

Cajun Country Mardi Gras

by: LCVC

Downtown Eunice ,

9 a.m.-Midnight

Five day celebration beginning the Friday before Mardi Gras Day. Jam sessions, street dances, cooking demos, Mardi Gras Exhibits and special Liberty Theater show. Les Jeunes L'il Mardi Gras runs for children on Sunday as well as an old time boucherie (pig roast). Mardi Gras Day activities include traditional Courir de Mardi Gras and downtown daylong celebration - live Cajun, Creole and zydeco music and dancing, food, children's walking parade and return of revelers.… [Event Website]

10th Annual Eagle Expo & More

by: LCVC

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau - Visitors Center,

All day event

Admission: Registration Required. P

Boat tours into various waterways to view eagles and their nests, seminars from wildlife and nature experts, live raptor presentation, dinner with guest speaker, photography workshop, and opportunities to meet fellow birders. [Event Website]

Free Film Screening and Q&A with the Filmmakers

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:00pm

Admission: Free

Filmmakers Jerry Sanson, Scott Caro and Bill Robison will screen their films "McCrea 1971" and "Louisiana During World War II." [Event Website]

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival

by: LCVC

Kemper Williams Park,

All day

Admission: Admission into the park

This top 20 southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a pass partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides & games, and the terrific food that made Cajun country famous.… [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

by: LCVC

Downtown Franklin, LA,

Hours vary

Admission: Free to Public

The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show takes place in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. View a collection of antique and newly built watercraft on display, all constructed of wood. [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown - Main Street, Franklin, LA,

All day

Admission: Free to Public

Held in Franklin's charming downtown, the festival features a "Running of the Bears" 5K run/walk, boat trips into the Bayou Teche, arts & crafts booths, food booths, live music, Fun Zone, Cub Club Arena, Bear-y Patch Educational Area, Black Bear Obstacle Course, Motorcycle Show, Teddy Bear and Friends Repair Clinic, Cajun Horseshoes, Crowning of the Queen, Bear Raffle Drawing, B.E.A.R.S Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, Running of the Ducks and fireworks on the Bayou Teche.… [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds,

8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Thursday free, Friday-Su

This festival takes place in the historic town of Washington. The festival kicks off on Thursday and Friday with live music. Activities on Saturday and Sunday featuring live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and R&B music, native crafts, exhibits, a parade, antiques, food booths, arts and crafts and a catfish cook-off on Sunday. Washington Catfish Festival is held the third weekend in April every year.… [Event Website]

Festival International de Louisiane

by: LCVC

Downtown Lafayette,444 Jefferson St,Lafayette ,LA,40501

Admission: Free

Festival International de Louisiane This free, five day event combines the best in International music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cuisine from the Francophone world with Louisiana's own artistic expressions. [Event Website]

30th Annual Etouffee Festival

by: LCVC

St. John Francis Regis Church,

9 a.m.-Midnight

The 30th Annual Etouffee Festival, hosted in Arnaudville, is a great event for the entire family. Festivities include carnival rides, award winning bands, bingo, Cash-n-Carry store, various vendor booths, and of course Etouffee! Come and get a taste of the competition at the Mayor's Cook-off, which will feature a diverse variety of different Etouffees. The Etouffee festival is held the fourth weekend of April, every year. It's always booming with local flavor, and lots of fun!… [Event Website]

4th Annual Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival

by: LCVC

Nall Park,

7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

Voted BEST NEW EVENT for 2013 by the Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals! The mission of the Krotz Springs Heritage Festival is to promote the wetlands and woodlands that surround our community and the Atchafalaya River. Join everyone in celebrating and sharing our heritage and the extraordinary wildlife and habitats that we have treasured our entire lives on the banks of the Atchafalaya.… [Event Website]

Daylily Festival and Garden Show

by: LCVC

Magdalen Square,2 S Magdalen Square,Abbeville,LA,70510

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Plant booths, educational speakers, food and more. [Event Website]

Sugar Jam Concert Series - Keith Blair Band

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center,

6-9 p.m.

Admission: Open

Enjoy the sounds of The Keith Blair Band at Sugar Mill Pond on May 31 from 6:00-9:00pm [Event Website]

Speaker Event: When Opelousas Was the Capital of Louisiana

by: LCVC

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum,

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System present Civil War re-enactor John Reed. Mr. Reed will discuss the state capital's move to Opelousas in 1862 after Baton Rouge fell to Union troops, as well as the leadership of Louisiana's Civil War Governor, Thomas O. Moore. Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30. Free Admission, and refreshment will be served.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Super Circus Heroes

by: LCVC

Cajundome, Lafayette,

6/27: 7 p.m., 6/28: 7 p.m., 6/29: 2 p.m. & 6 p.m., 6/30: 2 p.m.

Admission: To buy tickets call: 800

[Event Website]

Bayou BBQ Bash, "Morgan City Under the Bridge"

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,

Vary

Admission: Event Free to Public. Co

International Barbecue Cookers Association's competition for Best Corporate BBQ Cooking Team in Louisiana also features arts & crafts books, Kids Qs - BBQ competition, kid's zone, Quilters Guild Booth, live music by: Deja Vu - Friday, July 18th from 6 to 10 p.m.; Seabrook - Saturday, July 19th from 9 to 11 a.m.; Don Rich - Saturday, July 19th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., "Run for the Ribs" 5K Run/Walk, food booths, drink & beer booths, and much more!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Hot Sauce Expo

by: LCVC

200 Greenleaf Dr.,Lafayette,LA,70506

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Admission: Age 5-12 $5, 13+ $10

[Event Website]

A Mid City Night's Dream

by: Rue Cou Cou

1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA

5:30pm-8:30pm

Admission: Free

The summer art hop sponsored by the Mid City Merchants Association is a delightful evening of art, shopping & refreshments. Participating businesses at 1857 Government Street are Dcor Rouge, Mosaic Garden, Rue Cou Cou, and Sallys Circa 1857. Participating businesses on Jefferson Highway are Elizabethan Gallery, Natures Gallery, Reginellis Pizzeria and, Shavarsh K Jewelry Design Shop. The event is free to the public, and many locations offer complimentary refreshments. The Mid City Art and Design District… [Event Website]

Summer Carnival

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village,

August 1-2, 4-10 p.m.; August 3, 12-4 p.m.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 per chi

Summer Carnival is an annual fundraiser for LARC's Acadian Village and features carnival rides, fun jumps, splash park, kiddie train, pony rides, photo booth, a talent competition, music, and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy together. Celebrate the end of summer with our carnival!… [Event Website]

Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball

by: LCVC

Fabacher Field,221 La Neuville Rd.,Youngsville,LA,

7 p.m.

Admission: See website for ticket p

The Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas Collegiate League are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Lafayette. [Event Website]

Le Cajun Awards & Music Festival

by: LCVC

Rayne Civic Center, 210 Frog Festival Dr.,Rayne,LA,

Fri. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Show starts at 7 p.m.; Sat. Doors open at 9 a.m., music starts at 10 a

Admission: Fri. $7 per person; Sat.

The Le Cajun Award and Music Festival is a unique three day event that features an awards ceremony honoring the best in Cajun music and Cajun musicians and includes a two-day dance festival with award winning Cajun bands providing the music. The Grammy style awards ceremony, sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) includes awards for Band of the Year, Best Accordionist, Best Fiddler, Best Male and Female Vocalist, Song of the Year and Best Recording of the Year. Cajun bands from outside Louis… [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds,411 South Richard St,Delcambre,LA,70528

Varies

Admission: Fri., $5; Sat., $10; Wed

Come enjoy a shrimp cook-off, pageants, fais-do-do, food, carnival rides, and the blessing of the fleet. [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Gueydan Duck Festival Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Roberts Cove Germanfest

by: LCVC

St. Leo Catholic Church,7212 Roberts Cove rd.,Roberts Cove,LA,70578

Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission: Admission Fee

Variety of German foods and beverages, German bands, singers and dancers, folklore, rice threshing demonstrations, kiddie land, antique farm equipment. [Event Website]

Visions of Tradition Exhibit: 40 Years of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles Art

by: LCVC

A. Hays Town Building at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum,Lafayette,LA,

Tues-Thurs 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-Noon; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Special Exhibit of photographs, posters, and memorabilia from 40 years of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in the A. Hays Town Building at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, open now through October 12. [Event Website]

Harvest Moon Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Main Street, Franklin, LA,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Welcome fall with all-day festivities on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live entertainment, concessions, children's activities, arts & crafts, a 5K run/walk, a classic car show and a BBQ cook-off. [Event Website]

The Legacy of Ernest Gaines

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:30pm

Admission: free

Join Marcia Gaudet, emerita professor of English at UL Lafayette, and Reggie Scott Young, professor of English at UL Lafayette, as they discuss their book "This Louisiana Thing That Drives Me: The Legacy of Ernest Gaines" (UL Press, 2009). The event is sponsored by the Ernest J. Gaines Center and is part of the Bayou State Book Talk series, a collaboration of the Center for Louisiana Studies and the Lafayette South Regional Library.… [Event Website]

Museum of Fear

by: LCVC

Lafayette Science Museum,433 Jefferson St.,Lafayette,LA,

7-11 p.m., or until the last victim exits!

Admission: General admission $10

Museum of Fear is Acadiana's largest and scariest haunted house. "You'll never be the same..." [Event Website]

22nd Annual Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar & Festival

by: LCVC

Holy Ghost Catholic Church,

10 a.m.-Midnight

This festival, which takes place the first weekend in November, features liveCreole and zydeco music, Creole food favorites. Gospel choir concert, parade, raffles, games and more.Sunday parade at 1pm from Landry Street to Union Street. [Event Website]

Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show

by: LCVC

Lafayette Event Center, 4607 Johnston St., Lafayette,

Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8

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. [Event Website]

Noel Acadien au Village

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village ,200 Greenleaf Dr.,Lafayette,LA,70506

Nightly 5:30-9 p.m.

Admission: $7 in advance, $9 at gat

During this Acadiana holiday tradition, enjoy the splendor of over half a million lights, nightly entertainment, local cuisine, photos with Santa and kiddie carnival rides. [Event Website]

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012

Louisiana Outdoor Expo

by: LCVC

Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8.50* - Adults, $3.50*

Louisiana Outdoor Expo The Louisiana Outdoor Expo is back in 2014. 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. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]
Other Events

Cajun Country Mardi Gras

by: LCVC

Downtown Eunice ,

9 a.m.-Midnight

Five day celebration beginning the Friday before Mardi Gras Day. Jam sessions, street dances, cooking demos, Mardi Gras Exhibits and special Liberty Theater show. Les Jeunes L'il Mardi Gras runs for children on Sunday as well as an old time boucherie (pig roast). Mardi Gras Day activities include traditional Courir de Mardi Gras and downtown daylong celebration - live Cajun, Creole and zydeco music and dancing, food, children's walking parade and return of revelers.… [Event Website]

10th Annual Eagle Expo & More

by: LCVC

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau - Visitors Center,

All day event

Admission: Registration Required. P

Boat tours into various waterways to view eagles and their nests, seminars from wildlife and nature experts, live raptor presentation, dinner with guest speaker, photography workshop, and opportunities to meet fellow birders. [Event Website]

Free Film Screening and Q&A with the Filmmakers

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:00pm

Admission: Free

Filmmakers Jerry Sanson, Scott Caro and Bill Robison will screen their films "McCrea 1971" and "Louisiana During World War II." [Event Website]

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival

by: LCVC

Kemper Williams Park,

All day

Admission: Admission into the park

This top 20 southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a pass partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides & games, and the terrific food that made Cajun country famous.… [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

by: LCVC

Downtown Franklin, LA,

Hours vary

Admission: Free to Public

The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show takes place in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. View a collection of antique and newly built watercraft on display, all constructed of wood. [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown - Main Street, Franklin, LA,

All day

Admission: Free to Public

Held in Franklin's charming downtown, the festival features a "Running of the Bears" 5K run/walk, boat trips into the Bayou Teche, arts & crafts booths, food booths, live music, Fun Zone, Cub Club Arena, Bear-y Patch Educational Area, Black Bear Obstacle Course, Motorcycle Show, Teddy Bear and Friends Repair Clinic, Cajun Horseshoes, Crowning of the Queen, Bear Raffle Drawing, B.E.A.R.S Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, Running of the Ducks and fireworks on the Bayou Teche.… [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds,

8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Thursday free, Friday-Su

This festival takes place in the historic town of Washington. The festival kicks off on Thursday and Friday with live music. Activities on Saturday and Sunday featuring live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and R&B music, native crafts, exhibits, a parade, antiques, food booths, arts and crafts and a catfish cook-off on Sunday. Washington Catfish Festival is held the third weekend in April every year.… [Event Website]

Festival International de Louisiane

by: LCVC

Downtown Lafayette,444 Jefferson St,Lafayette ,LA,40501

Admission: Free

Festival International de Louisiane This free, five day event combines the best in International music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cuisine from the Francophone world with Louisiana's own artistic expressions. [Event Website]

30th Annual Etouffee Festival

by: LCVC

St. John Francis Regis Church,

9 a.m.-Midnight

The 30th Annual Etouffee Festival, hosted in Arnaudville, is a great event for the entire family. Festivities include carnival rides, award winning bands, bingo, Cash-n-Carry store, various vendor booths, and of course Etouffee! Come and get a taste of the competition at the Mayor's Cook-off, which will feature a diverse variety of different Etouffees. The Etouffee festival is held the fourth weekend of April, every year. It's always booming with local flavor, and lots of fun!… [Event Website]

4th Annual Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival

by: LCVC

Nall Park,

7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

Voted BEST NEW EVENT for 2013 by the Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals! The mission of the Krotz Springs Heritage Festival is to promote the wetlands and woodlands that surround our community and the Atchafalaya River. Join everyone in celebrating and sharing our heritage and the extraordinary wildlife and habitats that we have treasured our entire lives on the banks of the Atchafalaya.… [Event Website]

Daylily Festival and Garden Show

by: LCVC

Magdalen Square,2 S Magdalen Square,Abbeville,LA,70510

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Plant booths, educational speakers, food and more. [Event Website]

Sugar Jam Concert Series - Keith Blair Band

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center,

6-9 p.m.

Admission: Open

Enjoy the sounds of The Keith Blair Band at Sugar Mill Pond on May 31 from 6:00-9:00pm [Event Website]

Speaker Event: When Opelousas Was the Capital of Louisiana

by: LCVC

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum,

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System present Civil War re-enactor John Reed. Mr. Reed will discuss the state capital's move to Opelousas in 1862 after Baton Rouge fell to Union troops, as well as the leadership of Louisiana's Civil War Governor, Thomas O. Moore. Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30. Free Admission, and refreshment will be served.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Super Circus Heroes

by: LCVC

Cajundome, Lafayette,

6/27: 7 p.m., 6/28: 7 p.m., 6/29: 2 p.m. & 6 p.m., 6/30: 2 p.m.

Admission: To buy tickets call: 800

[Event Website]

Bayou BBQ Bash, "Morgan City Under the Bridge"

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,

Vary

Admission: Event Free to Public. Co

International Barbecue Cookers Association's competition for Best Corporate BBQ Cooking Team in Louisiana also features arts & crafts books, Kids Qs - BBQ competition, kid's zone, Quilters Guild Booth, live music by: Deja Vu - Friday, July 18th from 6 to 10 p.m.; Seabrook - Saturday, July 19th from 9 to 11 a.m.; Don Rich - Saturday, July 19th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., "Run for the Ribs" 5K Run/Walk, food booths, drink & beer booths, and much more!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Hot Sauce Expo

by: LCVC

200 Greenleaf Dr.,Lafayette,LA,70506

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Admission: Age 5-12 $5, 13+ $10

[Event Website]

A Mid City Night's Dream

by: Rue Cou Cou

1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA

5:30pm-8:30pm

Admission: Free

The summer art hop sponsored by the Mid City Merchants Association is a delightful evening of art, shopping & refreshments. Participating businesses at 1857 Government Street are Dcor Rouge, Mosaic Garden, Rue Cou Cou, and Sallys Circa 1857. Participating businesses on Jefferson Highway are Elizabethan Gallery, Natures Gallery, Reginellis Pizzeria and, Shavarsh K Jewelry Design Shop. The event is free to the public, and many locations offer complimentary refreshments. The Mid City Art and Design District… [Event Website]

Summer Carnival

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village,

August 1-2, 4-10 p.m.; August 3, 12-4 p.m.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 per chi

Summer Carnival is an annual fundraiser for LARC's Acadian Village and features carnival rides, fun jumps, splash park, kiddie train, pony rides, photo booth, a talent competition, music, and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy together. Celebrate the end of summer with our carnival!… [Event Website]

Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball

by: LCVC

Fabacher Field,221 La Neuville Rd.,Youngsville,LA,

7 p.m.

Admission: See website for ticket p

The Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas Collegiate League are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Lafayette. [Event Website]

Le Cajun Awards & Music Festival

by: LCVC

Rayne Civic Center, 210 Frog Festival Dr.,Rayne,LA,

Fri. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Show starts at 7 p.m.; Sat. Doors open at 9 a.m., music starts at 10 a

Admission: Fri. $7 per person; Sat.

The Le Cajun Award and Music Festival is a unique three day event that features an awards ceremony honoring the best in Cajun music and Cajun musicians and includes a two-day dance festival with award winning Cajun bands providing the music. The Grammy style awards ceremony, sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) includes awards for Band of the Year, Best Accordionist, Best Fiddler, Best Male and Female Vocalist, Song of the Year and Best Recording of the Year. Cajun bands from outside Louis… [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds,411 South Richard St,Delcambre,LA,70528

Varies

Admission: Fri., $5; Sat., $10; Wed

Come enjoy a shrimp cook-off, pageants, fais-do-do, food, carnival rides, and the blessing of the fleet. [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Gueydan Duck Festival Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Roberts Cove Germanfest

by: LCVC

St. Leo Catholic Church,7212 Roberts Cove rd.,Roberts Cove,LA,70578

Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission: Admission Fee

Variety of German foods and beverages, German bands, singers and dancers, folklore, rice threshing demonstrations, kiddie land, antique farm equipment. [Event Website]

Visions of Tradition Exhibit: 40 Years of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles Art

by: LCVC

A. Hays Town Building at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum,Lafayette,LA,

Tues-Thurs 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-Noon; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Special Exhibit of photographs, posters, and memorabilia from 40 years of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in the A. Hays Town Building at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, open now through October 12. [Event Website]

Harvest Moon Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Main Street, Franklin, LA,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Welcome fall with all-day festivities on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live entertainment, concessions, children's activities, arts & crafts, a 5K run/walk, a classic car show and a BBQ cook-off. [Event Website]

The Legacy of Ernest Gaines

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:30pm

Admission: free

Join Marcia Gaudet, emerita professor of English at UL Lafayette, and Reggie Scott Young, professor of English at UL Lafayette, as they discuss their book "This Louisiana Thing That Drives Me: The Legacy of Ernest Gaines" (UL Press, 2009). The event is sponsored by the Ernest J. Gaines Center and is part of the Bayou State Book Talk series, a collaboration of the Center for Louisiana Studies and the Lafayette South Regional Library.… [Event Website]

Museum of Fear

by: LCVC

Lafayette Science Museum,433 Jefferson St.,Lafayette,LA,

7-11 p.m., or until the last victim exits!

Admission: General admission $10

Museum of Fear is Acadiana's largest and scariest haunted house. "You'll never be the same..." [Event Website]

22nd Annual Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar & Festival

by: LCVC

Holy Ghost Catholic Church,

10 a.m.-Midnight

This festival, which takes place the first weekend in November, features liveCreole and zydeco music, Creole food favorites. Gospel choir concert, parade, raffles, games and more.Sunday parade at 1pm from Landry Street to Union Street. [Event Website]

Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show

by: LCVC

Lafayette Event Center, 4607 Johnston St., Lafayette,

Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8

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. [Event Website]

Noel Acadien au Village

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village ,200 Greenleaf Dr.,Lafayette,LA,70506

Nightly 5:30-9 p.m.

Admission: $7 in advance, $9 at gat

During this Acadiana holiday tradition, enjoy the splendor of over half a million lights, nightly entertainment, local cuisine, photos with Santa and kiddie carnival rides. [Event Website]

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012

Louisiana Outdoor Expo

by: LCVC

Cajundome & Convention Center, Lafayette,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8.50* - Adults, $3.50*

Louisiana Outdoor Expo The Louisiana Outdoor Expo is back in 2014. 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. [Event Website]

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

by: LCVC

Cajundome Convention Center,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafayette,LA,70501

Admission: Tickets can be purchased

Junior League of Lafayette's 21st Annual Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market A holiday shopping market event to benefit community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Lafayette. The market specializes in home decor, jewelry, antiques, food, toys, gifts and apparel. [Event Website]
Other Events

Cajun Country Mardi Gras

by: LCVC

Downtown Eunice ,

9 a.m.-Midnight

Five day celebration beginning the Friday before Mardi Gras Day. Jam sessions, street dances, cooking demos, Mardi Gras Exhibits and special Liberty Theater show. Les Jeunes L'il Mardi Gras runs for children on Sunday as well as an old time boucherie (pig roast). Mardi Gras Day activities include traditional Courir de Mardi Gras and downtown daylong celebration - live Cajun, Creole and zydeco music and dancing, food, children's walking parade and return of revelers.… [Event Website]

10th Annual Eagle Expo & More

by: LCVC

Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau - Visitors Center,

All day event

Admission: Registration Required. P

Boat tours into various waterways to view eagles and their nests, seminars from wildlife and nature experts, live raptor presentation, dinner with guest speaker, photography workshop, and opportunities to meet fellow birders. [Event Website]

Free Film Screening and Q&A with the Filmmakers

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:00pm

Admission: Free

Filmmakers Jerry Sanson, Scott Caro and Bill Robison will screen their films "McCrea 1971" and "Louisiana During World War II." [Event Website]

Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival

by: LCVC

Kemper Williams Park,

All day

Admission: Admission into the park

This top 20 southeast Tourism Society event honors an industry that was vital to the local economy at the turn of the century. The Sawmill Festival is a family event featuring continuous live music, a cypress sawmill display, numerous tournaments, a pass partout (two-person saw) contest, arts & crafts, a Cajun cook-off, rides & games, and the terrific food that made Cajun country famous.… [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

by: LCVC

Downtown Franklin, LA,

Hours vary

Admission: Free to Public

The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show takes place in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. View a collection of antique and newly built watercraft on display, all constructed of wood. [Event Website]

Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown - Main Street, Franklin, LA,

All day

Admission: Free to Public

Held in Franklin's charming downtown, the festival features a "Running of the Bears" 5K run/walk, boat trips into the Bayou Teche, arts & crafts booths, food booths, live music, Fun Zone, Cub Club Arena, Bear-y Patch Educational Area, Black Bear Obstacle Course, Motorcycle Show, Teddy Bear and Friends Repair Clinic, Cajun Horseshoes, Crowning of the Queen, Bear Raffle Drawing, B.E.A.R.S Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, Running of the Ducks and fireworks on the Bayou Teche.… [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds,

8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Thursday free, Friday-Su

This festival takes place in the historic town of Washington. The festival kicks off on Thursday and Friday with live music. Activities on Saturday and Sunday featuring live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop and R&B music, native crafts, exhibits, a parade, antiques, food booths, arts and crafts and a catfish cook-off on Sunday. Washington Catfish Festival is held the third weekend in April every year.… [Event Website]

Festival International de Louisiane

by: LCVC

Downtown Lafayette,444 Jefferson St,Lafayette ,LA,40501

Admission: Free

Festival International de Louisiane This free, five day event combines the best in International music, visual arts, theater, dance, and cuisine from the Francophone world with Louisiana's own artistic expressions. [Event Website]

30th Annual Etouffee Festival

by: LCVC

St. John Francis Regis Church,

9 a.m.-Midnight

The 30th Annual Etouffee Festival, hosted in Arnaudville, is a great event for the entire family. Festivities include carnival rides, award winning bands, bingo, Cash-n-Carry store, various vendor booths, and of course Etouffee! Come and get a taste of the competition at the Mayor's Cook-off, which will feature a diverse variety of different Etouffees. The Etouffee festival is held the fourth weekend of April, every year. It's always booming with local flavor, and lots of fun!… [Event Website]

4th Annual Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival

by: LCVC

Nall Park,

7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

Voted BEST NEW EVENT for 2013 by the Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals! The mission of the Krotz Springs Heritage Festival is to promote the wetlands and woodlands that surround our community and the Atchafalaya River. Join everyone in celebrating and sharing our heritage and the extraordinary wildlife and habitats that we have treasured our entire lives on the banks of the Atchafalaya.… [Event Website]

Daylily Festival and Garden Show

by: LCVC

Magdalen Square,2 S Magdalen Square,Abbeville,LA,70510

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Plant booths, educational speakers, food and more. [Event Website]

Sugar Jam Concert Series - Keith Blair Band

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center,

6-9 p.m.

Admission: Open

Enjoy the sounds of The Keith Blair Band at Sugar Mill Pond on May 31 from 6:00-9:00pm [Event Website]

Speaker Event: When Opelousas Was the Capital of Louisiana

by: LCVC

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum,

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

The Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum and the Lafayette Public Library System present Civil War re-enactor John Reed. Mr. Reed will discuss the state capital's move to Opelousas in 1862 after Baton Rouge fell to Union troops, as well as the leadership of Louisiana's Civil War Governor, Thomas O. Moore. Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30. Free Admission, and refreshment will be served.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Super Circus Heroes

by: LCVC

Cajundome, Lafayette,

6/27: 7 p.m., 6/28: 7 p.m., 6/29: 2 p.m. & 6 p.m., 6/30: 2 p.m.

Admission: To buy tickets call: 800

[Event Website]

Bayou BBQ Bash, "Morgan City Under the Bridge"

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,

Vary

Admission: Event Free to Public. Co

International Barbecue Cookers Association's competition for Best Corporate BBQ Cooking Team in Louisiana also features arts & crafts books, Kids Qs - BBQ competition, kid's zone, Quilters Guild Booth, live music by: Deja Vu - Friday, July 18th from 6 to 10 p.m.; Seabrook - Saturday, July 19th from 9 to 11 a.m.; Don Rich - Saturday, July 19th from 12 noon to 4 p.m., "Run for the Ribs" 5K Run/Walk, food booths, drink & beer booths, and much more!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Hot Sauce Expo

by: LCVC

200 Greenleaf Dr.,Lafayette,LA,70506

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Admission: Age 5-12 $5, 13+ $10

[Event Website]

A Mid City Night's Dream

by: Rue Cou Cou

1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA

5:30pm-8:30pm

Admission: Free

The summer art hop sponsored by the Mid City Merchants Association is a delightful evening of art, shopping & refreshments. Participating businesses at 1857 Government Street are Dcor Rouge, Mosaic Garden, Rue Cou Cou, and Sallys Circa 1857. Participating businesses on Jefferson Highway are Elizabethan Gallery, Natures Gallery, Reginellis Pizzeria and, Shavarsh K Jewelry Design Shop. The event is free to the public, and many locations offer complimentary refreshments. The Mid City Art and Design District… [Event Website]

Summer Carnival

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village,

August 1-2, 4-10 p.m.; August 3, 12-4 p.m.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 per chi

Summer Carnival is an annual fundraiser for LARC's Acadian Village and features carnival rides, fun jumps, splash park, kiddie train, pony rides, photo booth, a talent competition, music, and more! This is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy together. Celebrate the end of summer with our carnival!… [Event Website]

Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball

by: LCVC

Fabacher Field,221 La Neuville Rd.,Youngsville,LA,

7 p.m.

Admission: See website for ticket p

The Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas Collegiate League are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Lafayette. [Event Website]

Le Cajun Awards & Music Festival

by: LCVC

Rayne Civic Center, 210 Frog Festival Dr.,Rayne,LA,

Fri. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Show starts at 7 p.m.; Sat. Doors open at 9 a.m., music starts at 10 a

Admission: Fri. $7 per person; Sat.

The Le Cajun Award and Music Festival is a unique three day event that features an awards ceremony honoring the best in Cajun music and Cajun musicians and includes a two-day dance festival with award winning Cajun bands providing the music. The Grammy style awards ceremony, sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) includes awards for Band of the Year, Best Accordionist, Best Fiddler, Best Male and Female Vocalist, Song of the Year and Best Recording of the Year. Cajun bands from outside Louis… [Event Website]

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

by: LCVC

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds,411 South Richard St,Delcambre,LA,70528

Varies

Admission: Fri., $5; Sat., $10; Wed

Come enjoy a shrimp cook-off, pageants, fais-do-do, food, carnival rides, and the blessing of the fleet. [Event Website]

Gueydan Duck Festival

by: LCVC

Duck Festival Park,Dallas Guidry Rd,Gueydon,LA,70542

10 a.m.

Admission: $5 (Fri. - Sat.)

Gueydan Duck Festival Come enjoy the Duck Calling Contest, Skeet Shooting Competition, pageant, cooking contests, music, food, parade, carnival and more! [Event Website]

SugarFest Classic Brahman Show

by: LCVC

SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds,713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212),New Iberia,LA,70560

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Regional Barrel Race Competition with added money, Concessions [Event Website]

EatLafayette

by: LCVC

Varies,

Vary

Admission: Check website for specia

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally-owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouth-watering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants.… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City in Lawrence Park and Surrounding Areas,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Tap your toes and tempt your taste buds at Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival. The four-day extravaganza of family entertainment includes continuous live music by local and national acts, a huge arts & crafts show and sale, a Children's Village, the Cajun Culinary Classic, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and water parade - all with no gate fee!… [Event Website]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Morgan City,Morgan City,LA,

9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Admission: Free

Music, children activities, food, arts & crafts, parade, fireworks, blessing of the fleet, carnival, car show, gospel stage, art show, 5K run, swim meet, golf tournament. [Event Website]

Roberts Cove Germanfest

by: LCVC

St. Leo Catholic Church,7212 Roberts Cove rd.,Roberts Cove,LA,70578

Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission: Admission Fee

Variety of German foods and beverages, German bands, singers and dancers, folklore, rice threshing demonstrations, kiddie land, antique farm equipment. [Event Website]

Visions of Tradition Exhibit: 40 Years of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles Art

by: LCVC

A. Hays Town Building at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum,Lafayette,LA,

Tues-Thurs 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-Noon; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

Special Exhibit of photographs, posters, and memorabilia from 40 years of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in the A. Hays Town Building at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, open now through October 12. [Event Website]

Harvest Moon Festival

by: LCVC

Downtown Main Street, Franklin, LA,

Vary

Admission: FREE to Public

Welcome fall with all-day festivities on Franklin's charming Main Street, featuring live entertainment, concessions, children's activities, arts & crafts, a 5K run/walk, a classic car show and a BBQ cook-off. [Event Website]

The Legacy of Ernest Gaines

by: Center for Louisiana Studies

South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street

6:30pm

Admission: free

Join Marcia Gaudet, emerita professor of English at UL Lafayette, and Reggie Scott Young, professor of English at UL Lafayette, as they discuss their book "This Louisiana Thing That Drives Me: The Legacy of Ernest Gaines" (UL Press, 2009). The event is sponsored by the Ernest J. Gaines Center and is part of the Bayou State Book Talk series, a collaboration of the Center for Louisiana Studies and the Lafayette South Regional Library.… [Event Website]

Museum of Fear

by: LCVC

Lafayette Science Museum,433 Jefferson St.,Lafayette,LA,

7-11 p.m., or until the last victim exits!

Admission: General admission $10

Museum of Fear is Acadiana's largest and scariest haunted house. "You'll never be the same..." [Event Website]

22nd Annual Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar & Festival

by: LCVC

Holy Ghost Catholic Church,

10 a.m.-Midnight

This festival, which takes place the first weekend in November, features liveCreole and zydeco music, Creole food favorites. Gospel choir concert, parade, raffles, games and more.Sunday parade at 1pm from Landry Street to Union Street. [Event Website]

Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show

by: LCVC

Lafayette Event Center, 4607 Johnston St., Lafayette,

Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $8

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. [Event Website]

Noel Acadien au Village

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village ,200 Greenleaf Dr.,Lafayette,LA,70506

Nightly 5:30-9 p.m.

Admission: $7 in advance, $9 at gat

During this Acadiana holiday tradition, enjoy the splendor of over half a million lights, nightly entertainment, local cuisine, photos with Santa and kiddie carnival rides. [Event Website]