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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]

Rhythms on the River

by: LCVC

River Ranch Town Square,1100 Camellia Boulevard,Lafayette,LA,70508

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Rhythms on the River Join us in the town square of River Ranch every Thursday evening for free live music. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy! Food and drink available for purchase. No ice chests or pets. 10/9 Daryle Singletary (opening with Blaine Roy); 10/23 Krossfyre; 10/30 Jet 7; 11/6 Molly Ringwalds (opening with One Trick Pony)… [Event Website]

NuVisionz presents Praise Fest '14 with Kirk Franklin

by: LCVC

Cajundome, Lafayette,

7:30 p.m.

Admission: To buy tickets call: 800

NuVisionz presents Praise Fest '14 with Kirk Franklin Featuring Kirk Franklin, John P. Lee, Karen Clark Sheard, LeAndria Johnson, Joshua Rogers [Event Website]

CajunCodeFest 3.0

by: LCVC

UL Lafayette Research Park,635 Cajundome Blvd,Lafayette,LA,70506

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission: Free, but space is limit

CajunCodeFest 3.0 The CajunCodeFest is a 2.5 health care coding competition open to all students and professional software developers, health care professionals, business strategist. The focus for 2014 is Aging in Place. [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

Free Rabies Vaccination Spay Nation

by: LCVC

Lafayette Jockey Lot Flea Market,

Admission: Free Rabies Vaccination

Spay Nation and Lafayette Jockey Lot Flea Market have teamed up again to hold their annual Free Rabies Clinic!!! It will be from 10 am to 2pm. Please make sure that your cat or dog is on a leash or carrier. Aggressive dogs or cat please have a muzzle on them.One Cat per trap.… [Event Website]

Movies in the Parc

by: LCVC

9/20: Parc International; 9/27: Parc de Lafayette,200 Garfield St.,Lafayette,LA,70503

Gates open at 6 p.m.; Movie at Dusk

Admission: $3, Children 5 and under

Downtown Lafayette's Movies in the Parc presented by Cox and Let's Be Totally Clear features family friendly and smoke-free movie events and crowd favorites under the stars! 5/17: Frozen; 5/24: Goldfinger. [Event Website]

The 14th Annual - Zydeco Pancake Breakfast

by: LCVC

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

8-11 a.m.

Admission: $5 Tickets sold at the g

Children's games, fun jumps, fishing booth, rock climbing, crafts and a host of other activities. Live music by Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys.

Cycle for Hospice of Acadiana

by: LCVC

Oil Center/Girard Park,Lafayette,LA,

6 a.m. - Late Registration; 7:30 a.m. - 50 mile begins; 8 a.m. - 25 mile begins

Admission: $35 before October 10, $

Support the Hospice of Acadiana Foundation, get a bicycle ride in then finish with dancing, food and music at Festivals Acadien et Creole. October 11th is the 3rd annual Cycle for Hospice of Acadiana with rides of 25 and 50 miles. The ride starts and finishes next to Girard Park during the weekend of Festival. All cyclists are guaranteed the best parking spots...since it starts early in the morning. October 9th will be the registration party and packet pick-up from 5-7 p.m. at Zea Rotisserie & Grill on D… [Event Website]

Zydeco Marathon

by: LCVC

Start and finish lines TBD.,Lafayette,LA,

Starts at 7 a.m.

Admission: Register online at http:

Registration is now open for the Marathon and Half Marathon. [Event Website]

PlantFest

by: LCVC

Sept. 13: Master Gardener Demo Beds on Coliseum St. next to Blackham Coliseum. Sept. 20: Sugar Mill Pond,Lafayette,LA,70503

Sept. 13: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sept. 20: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Admission and parking fo

LPMGA annual fall Plant Sale will be held on Sat., Sept. 13. On Sat., Sept. 20, the LPMGA will hold a Nature and Garden Exposition. The event will feature plants and garden accessories for sale, children's activities, demonstrations, music, food, and an Ask-A-Master Gardener table to assist with your plant questions.… [Event Website]

Kiwanis Pepper Festival

by: LCVC

City Fairgrounds,203 N. New Market St.,St. Martinville,LA,

5-11p.m., 8-11p.m.

Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 a

This 2-day festival provides a HOT celebration of good food, great music, arts and crafts, children's rides, and fun for the whole family. 100% of the proceeds from this event benefit community children's youth projects/programs sponsored and supported by the Kiwanis Club of St. Martinville.… [Event Website]

Run Upper Lafayette 5K

by: LCVC

Carencro,Carencro,LA,

7 a.m. Check in; 8 a.m. Start Time

Admission: $25 pre-registration, $3

Registration by Sept. 1st will guarantee a Dri-fit shirt the day of the race. Awards 5K: Overall Men and Women (1st, 2nd and 3rd); Age group men and women (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over); 1 mile Fun Run: Overall Men and Women (1st, 2nd and 3rd).… [Event Website]

Back to School Bash

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center,101 Waterview Rd.,Youngsville,LA,70592

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Admission: 1 school supply per chil

Join Sugar Mill Pond as we celebrate the return to school in a cool wet fashion. Waterslides; dunking booth; children's band & arts and crafts are just a few of the wonderful activities we have planned. Admission is 1 school supply per child with all school supplies donated to the local schools to distribute to those in need.… [Event Website]

ReptiDay Lafayette Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

by: LCVC

Ramada Lafayette Conference Center,2032 NE Evangeline Thruway,Lafayette,LA,70501

10 a.m.-5 p.m. (VIP Early Entry at 9:30 a.m.)

Admission: Adults $10, Children (5-

ReptiDay Lafayette is a one-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for … [Event Website]

Games of Acadiana

by: LCVC

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

Doors open at 9 a.m.; Games are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: Free

Join Miles Perret Cancer Services as we Play with a Purpose for the 14th Annual Games of Acadiana! With over 60 games and activities, this family fun day supports local families fighting, surviving, and living with cancer. [Event Website]

National Day of the Acadians

by: LCVC

Acadian Memorial,121 S. New Market St.,St. Martinville,LA,70582

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Admission: Free

August 15 (Catholic Feast of the Assumption) is celebrated by Acadians around the world. The day includes French theater, historical presentations, exhibits, flag raising, parade of banners and religious ceremony in French. [Event Website]

Lessons and Carols

by: LCVC

914 St. John Street, Lafayette,

7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Traditional candlelight service of readings and choral music for the Christmas season in the beautiful ambiance of St. John Cathedral. [Event Website]

2nd Saturday ArtWalk

by: LCVC

Downtown, Lafayette.,

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Admission: Free

During 2nd Saturday ArtWalk, Downtown Lafayette comes alive as each gallery, studio and art house opens their doors for this free event. Whether you're an art aficionado or a casual patron, you're sure to leave inspired as you explore Downtown Lafayette's Cultural District. Receive a discount anytime on original artwork as all works sold in the district are exempt from state sales tax.… [Event Website]

Oil Center Festival of Lights

by: LCVC

Oil Center, Lafayette,St. Mary Blvd,Lafayette ,LA,70503

5-10 p.m.

Admission: Free

Celebrate as the switch is pulled to light the colossal Santa, sleigh and reindeer over Coolidge Blvd. Enjoy music, food and fun, and of course shopping! For children of all ages...Santa will be on hand to take pictures. Behold the living Nativity and enjoy an outdoor snow yard. You do not want to miss Lafayette's most loved holiday tradition.… [Event Website]

Sonic Christmas Parade

by: LCVC

Downtown to the Oil Center, Lafayette,

1 p.m.

Admission: Free

One of the oldest Christmas activities in Acadiana. Parade features over 20 floats, High School Marching Bands and the official arrival of Santa Claus to Lafayette.

ArtStomp

by: LCVC

Parc Sans Souci, Downtown,Lafayette,LA,

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Admission: Admission is free and op

In celebration of local art, wine and music, a brand-new event is coming to Lafayette. On August 9th, 2nd Saturday ArtWalk becomes ArtStomp at Parc Sans Souci with grape-stomping, wine tasting and a pedestrian art festival, gallery exhibitions and street animation in the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District. This is the art party night you've been waiting for in Lafayette, sponsored by Infinity of Lafayette. Live performances by T.K. Hulin & Smoke at Parc Sans Souci and the Times of Acadiana Bandsta… [Event Website]

Le Petite Magasin de Scott (Scott Farmer's Market)

by: LCVC

Farmer's Market Pavilion,

7 a.m.-12 p.m.

Admission: Free to public

The Scott Farmer's Market officially opened on March 15, 2014. The Market is opened every Saturday from 7 a.m.- 12 p.m. from March-October. The market is under the direction of Market Manager Angela Jean-Batiste, with currently 15 licensed vendors. The vendors offer various items such as: homemade artisans, crafts, jewelry, edible and non-edible products, plants/flowers, vegetable/fruits, organic poultry, vegetables, fruits, and fish. For more information or if you are interested in becoming a vendor, contact… [Event Website]

French Round Table

by: LCVC

La Maison de Begnaud (Begnad House),

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Admission: Free to Public

The French Round Table meet every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m., and is perfect for anyone who speaks or is learning to speak French. Everyone is welcomed to an hour of education, stories, and jokes in French! With school out, the French Round Table is perfect for any French speaking student or students learning to speak French. For more information, contact La Maison de Begnaud (337) 269-5155, "Like" us on Facebook at La Maison de Begnaud. Follow us on Twitter@LaMaisondeBegnaud… [Event Website]

24th Annual Lebeau Zydeco Festival

by: LCVC

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church,

11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Admission: Adults $12.00, Children

Enjoy live zydeco music, food and games for the entire family at this annual festival on the grounds of the church. This festival is famous for their pork backbone dinners. Rain or shine this festival will happen. Bring your tents and lawn chairs. No refunds, bbq pits, ATVs, glass containers or ice chests/coolers allowed. This festival is held the first Saturday every year in July.

BluesBerry Festival

by: LCVC

Blue Moon Saloon & Guesthouse, Lafayette,215 E. Convent St.,Lafayette,LA,70501

6 p.m. - until

Admission: Tickets $12 in advance c

The 4th Annual BluesBerry Festival celebrates local fruit, local music, local farmers, and local restaurants. The delicious, flavorful blueberry will be paired with ripe and stylin' blues jam with A.J. Primeaux & The Cats at 6 p.m., Inner City Rhythm & Blues Band (Roscoe Chenier) at 9 p.m., and Lil Buck Sinegal at 11 p.m.… [Event Website]

Great Chili Challenge

by: LCVC

New Iberia City Park,300 Parkview dr.,New Iberia,LA,70563

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Live music, arts and crafts and many chilli booths. Grannys Goodies and many childrens activities (including fun jumps, rock wall, etc). [Event Website]

42nd Frog Festival

by: LCVC

Gossen Memorial Park,206 Festival dr.,Rayne,LA,705078

Thurs. 5 p.m.-midnight; Fri. 6 p.m.-midnight; Sat. 9 a.m.-midnight; Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Featuring a variety of live music, great food, carnival rides, arts & craft show, 5K frog run, frog racing and jumping contest, poker run, Grand parade. [Event Website]

19th Annual Herb & Garden Festival

by: LCVC

Marie Street,

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: $5.00 Admission

Everything for the garden enthusiast: native plants, herbal products, pottery, garden art, fresh herbs and informative presentations by Master Gardener guest speakers. Event presented and catered by the Sunset Garden Club. Food vendors will be on site. Wagons welcome, but no pets or ice chests allowed. Celebration of Herbs and Gardens is held the first Saturday in May every year.… [Event Website]

Annual World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook Off

by: LCVC

Northwest Community Center Pavilion ,

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

This event features professional and amateur cooks vying for the title of "World Champion." One of the best ways to taste some of the best crawfish in Louisiana. Great live Cajun and zydeco music, plenty of dancing and, of course, tons of etouffee. There will also be a poker run, arts and crafts, a raffle, and more fun activities for the whole family!… [Event Website]

Stars & Stripes - A Musical Celebration

by: LCVC

Sugar Cane Festival Building, 600 Parkview Dr, New Iberia,

3-5 p.m.

Admission: No

A free patriotic concert by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and the Iberia Community Concert Band. Patriotic and World War II era music to honor our Military Veterans. [Event Website]

Sugar Jam Concert Series - Sons of Voodoo

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center, 120 Waterview Rd., Youngsville,120 Waterview Rd.,Youngsville,LA,70592

6-9 p.m.

Admission: Free

The Sons of Voodoo consist of brothers Lane and Billy McDonald. Drawing from rootsy Cajun and Zydeco, Louisiana blues, Classic Soul, and hard pounding Rock n' Roll these boys, both Lafayette, Louisiana natives, love spreading the music of our heritage. Comprised of colorful vocal harmonies, fast and smooth guitar licks, and rockin' accordion comes a refreshingly original sound, which seems to fit into everyone's taste. Often times you can find some of Louisiana's finest musicians backin… [Event Website]

Bayou Vermilion Festival & Boat Parade

by: LCVC

Vermilionville,300 Fisher Rd.,Lafayette,LA,

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The community is invited to let the good times flow. This event is a celebration of and on the Bayou Vermilion that aims to increase awareness of the river as a viable source of recreation for Lafayette Parish and also serves as a fundraiser for the Bayou Vermilion District's efforts along the Vermilion. For more information on the festival or to register for the parade visit the website.… [Event Website]

29th Annual Here's the Beef Cookoff

by: LCVC

Ag Arena on the Yambilee Fair Grounds,

8:30 a.m.-Midnight

Admission: $10 Admission

Calling all carnivores! This long-running annual event is sponsored by the St. Landry Parish Cattleman's Association, Cattlewomen and LA Beef Industry Council, this event features some of the best food from the area's greatest cooks, weekend chefs and aspiring culinary artists. Last year, almost 1,000 people enjoyed dishes such as brisket, tongue and delightful desserts. Live entertainment and an old-fashion trail ride round out the day's events. Trail ride starts at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $… [Event Website]

Sugar Jam Concert Series - GTO

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center ,120 Waterview Rd.,Youngsville,LA,70592

6-9 p.m.

Admission: Free

A local favorite, GTO & D-Street Brass, will keep everyone in Sugar Mill Pond dancing with the old school soul and R&B from yesteryear on Saturday, September 27th. There will be a fun jump to entertain the kids. Please keep food and drinks at home and let our local restaurants quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger.… [Event Website]

9th Annual Gumbo Cook Off

by: LCVC

Frank's Downtown and Pride Doran Law Firm,

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free Admission

The 9th Annual Gumbo Cook-Off heats up Saturday, January 31st for a good cause! This year's benefit will feature music, a kid's activity area, both silent and live auctions, food, drinks, dancing and lots of gumbo. While this is a free event, the entry fee to participate in the Cook-Off is $50. Prizes are awarded for First Place Champion, Second place, and Third Place. In addition, a specially designed Gumbo Cook-Off Champ Paddle will be passed from reining last year's champ to new contender. Winners of the cook-off will be announced at 4pm. All proceeds benefit that year's selected child and their family, to assist with medical and related expenses. Great People, Great Times, Great Causes! Please like us on Facebook.

Village People

by: LCVC

The Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel,

Doors 7pm/Show time 8pm

Admission: Tickets starting at $20.

Must be 21. Assigned seating. Pavilion events are smoke-free. Tickets can be purchased in Bizzute Gifts or ticketmaster.com. [Event Website]

Bill Engvall

by: LCVC

The Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel,

Doors 7pm/Show time 8pm

Admission: Tickets starting at $65.

Must be 21. Assigned seating. Pavilion events are smoke-free. Tickets can be purchased in Bizzute Gifts or ticketmaster.com. [Event Website]

Opelousas Lundi Gras Celebration

by: LCVC

Opelousas Civic Center,

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

The City Of Opelousas presents its Fourth Lundi Gras at the Opelousas Civic Center, 1638 Creswell Lane which will be held on February 16, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m.-8:30 pm. This event is dedicated to preserving and promoting our distinct Cajun and Creole roots that are traced back to our City's rich history. Opelousas Lundi Gras Celebration is held the day before Mardi Gras day, every year. It will feature live music and entertainment by some of your favorite local artists!… [Event Website]

Boo Bayou Fall Carnival

by: LCVC

Vermilionville,300 Fisher Rd.,Lafayette,LA,

12-3 p.m.

Admission: $5

Celebrate Halloween with a Fall Carnival for the whole family at Vermilionville's historic village. There will be plenty to keep the kids busy including old-time games, a picture station, costume contest, trick-or-treating throughout our historic village and live entertainment in the Performance Center.… [Event Website]

Sugar Jam Concert Series - Nik-L-Beer

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center,120 Waterview Rd.,Youngsville,LA,70592

6-9 p.m.

Admission: Free

A local favorite since 1978, Nik-L-Beer returns to Sugar Mill Pond on Saturday, July 26th.From the golden oldies to old school funk, Nik-L-Beer has a little something for everyone.There will be a fun jump to entertain the kids. Please keep food and drinks at home and let our local restaurants quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger. www.niklbeer.com… [Event Website]

Independence Day Celebration

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center,101 Waterview Rd.,Youngsville,LA,70592

5:30-9:15 p.m.

Admission: Free

Join Sugar Mill Pond for their annual Independence Day Celebration. Free entertainment at your finger tips including face painting; pony rides; live music; hot air balloon rides and a fabulous fireworks show at 9 p.m. [Event Website]

Rodney Atkins

by: LCVC

The Pavilion,

Doors 7pm/Show time 8pm

Admission: Tickets starting at $50.

Must be 21. Assigned seating. Pavilion events are smoke-free. Tickets can be purchased in Bizzute Gifts or ticketmaster.com. [Event Website]

Fab Four

by: LCVC

The Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel,

Doors 7pm/Show time 8pm

Admission: Tickets starting at $20.

Must be 21. Assigned seating. Pavilion events are smoke-free. Tickets can be purchased at Bizzute Gifts or ticketmaster.com. [Event Website]

Sawyer Brown

by: LCVC

The Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.,

Doors 7pm/Show time 8pm

Admission: Tickets starting at $25.

Must be 21. Assigned seating. Pavilion events are smoke-free. Tickets can be purchased at Bizzute Gifts or ticketmaster.com. [Event Website]

32nd Church Point Buggy Festival

by: LCVC

City Park,100 East Darbonne St.,Church Point,LA,

Fri. 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: Gate Fee

Live entertainment, variety of foods, homemade crafts, novelties, souvenirs, buggies on display and a grand parade on Sunday. [Event Website]

Boudin Cook-Off

by: LCVC

Parc Sans Souci, Downtown, Lafayette,201 E. Vermillion St.,Lafayette,LA,70501

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: Free

25 boudin makers sample the best boudin from across Louisiana. Free with lots of family friendly entertainment and games. [Event Website]

Color Vibe 5K Event

by: LCVC

LARC's Acadian Village,

Admission: Varies depending on time

The Color Vibe 5K is a color blast 5K race that is all about having fun and getting covered from top to toe with splashes of color! Participants will get covered with vibrantly colored powder during the race, making for a very unique, colorful experience! It is like a big party for participants! A portion of the funds will benefit the LARC organization, which assists adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve self-sufficiency through vocational and residential services. Food trucks a… [Event Website]

Sugar Jam Concert Series - Louisiana Soul Revue

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center,120 Waterview Rd.,Youngsville,LA,70592

6-9 p.m.

Admission: Free

Join us and enjoy the soulful sounds of Louisiana Soul Revue at Sugar Mill Pond on June 21st from 6:00pm-9:00pm. [Event Website]

Sugar Jam Concert Series - Louisiana Red

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center,120 Waterview Rd.,Youngsville,LA,7059

6-9 p.m.

Admission: Free

What better way to end the year than a night with one of Lafayette's favorites, Louisiana Red. Delivering classic covers and top 40 favorites since 1972, Louisiana Red is ready to get the party started in Sugar Mill Pond on Saturday, August 23rd. There will be a fun jump to entertain the kids. Please keep food and drinks at home and let our local restaurants quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger. www.louisianared.com… [Event Website]

SugarMan Triathlon

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center,101 Waterview Rd.,Youngsville,LA,

8-11 a.m.

Admission: Open

Whether you are a race enthusiast or simply someone whose never witnessed a triathlon up close in person, SugarMan is the event for you. We start with a 500 meter swim in our pond, followed by a 15 mile bike through Youngsville, ending with a 5 k run through the neighborhood of Sugar Mill Pond. We provide a wonderful and unmatched setting for spectators to cheer on their favorite race participants. Kids, don't worry, we have a fun jump waiting for you to bounce around while the race is going on.… [Event Website]

Country Christmas

by: LCVC

Sugar Mill Pond Town Center ,101 Waterview Rd.,Youngsville,LA,70592

1-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Ring in the holiday season with free photos with Santa printed onsite, train rides, fun jumps, live music, arts and crafts and of course a traditional favorite--roasted marshmallows. [Event Website]

Cajun Heartland State Fair

by: LCVC

Cajundome, Lafayette,444 Cajundome blvd,Lafyette ,LA,70506

The 26th Annual Cajun Heartland State Fair scheduled May 22 - June 1, 2014 will provide the best in family entertainment for children of all ages. North American Midway Entertainment will have numerous super rides such as the giant Ferris wheel, Crazy Mouse and the Mega Drop! Games and free attractions will entertain everyone. Prizes and surprises await everyone at the Cajun Heartland State Fair.… [Event Website]

Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market

by: LCVC

Horse Farm,2913 Johnston St.,Lafayette,LA,70503

8 a.m.-noon

The Market at The Horse Farm serves as the premier venue for seasonal, farm-based products, and artisanal creations, offered by local producers, artists and vendors in a celebratory atmosphere of community, enrichment and entrepreneurism, created through the mutual support of its members and patrons.… [Event Website]

18th Annual Celebration of Herbs & Gardens

by: LCVC

Old Sunset High School Grounds,235 MArie St,Sunset,LA,70584

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: $5, under 6 free

Everything for the garden enthusiast: plants, herbal products, pottery, garden art, decor and presentations. Event presented and catered by the Sunset Garden Club with proceeds going toward community projects. Family friendly and safe environment. All food and drinks provided by Sunset Garden Club. No pets or ice chests allowed. Free street and nearby parking. Rain date is Sunday, May 4, 2014.… [Event Website]

Kaplan Farmers' Market

by: LCVC

Turnley Park,

8am-noon

Admission: Free

Open air market with local produce and baked goods. [Event Website]

Iberia Performing Arts League Presents, "Wait Until Dark"

by: LCVC

Essanee Theatre, 126 Iberia St, New Iberia,

7:30 p.m., Thurs-Sat; 3 p.m. Sun matinee

Admission: Yes

Live theatre production

Louisiana Crossroads - Los Lobos 40th Anniversary Tour with Roddie Romero and the Hub-City All Stars

by: LCVC

101 W. Vermillion St.,Lafayette,LA,

7:30-10 p.m.

Admission: $50/$40/$30

AcA's Louisiana Crossroads program is back for its 13th season. This year, the AcA will present seven outstanding Louisiana performers, while keeping ticket prices affordable. Consider a season subscription, many of these shows will sell out quickly. Great casual Cajun fare will add to the Acadian experience. Each show will feature a special host on stage, guiding lively discussion between performers and audience members. Learn about the lives, careers and challenges of your favorite Louisiana music… [Event Website]

3 Doors Down

by: LCVC

The Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.,

Doors 7pm/Show Time 8pm

Admission: Tickets start at $65.

Must be 21. Assigned seating. Pavilion events are smoke-free. Tickets can be purchased at Bizzute Gifts or ticketmaster.com. [Event Website]

Shadows Arts and Crafts Fair

by: LCVC

Shadows-on-the-Teche ,317 E. Main St.,New Iberia,LA,70560

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: $3 Admission fee

Over 90 local artist and craftsmen displaying their original work in the Shadows Gardens! Get some Great gifts, jewelry, and even children's clothing (plus so much more!) while supporting local artists and the Shadows! [Event Website]

Dutch Oven Gathering

by: LCVC

Palmetto Island State Park,

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Admission: $2 per person to enter t

Join the Latanier Cookers for a complimentary main meal tasting with Dutch Oven sides and desserts. Come by a visit with the cookers to find out how it's done. Gathering begins at 9am and pots are on the table at noon. Donations welcome. [Event Website]

Victorian Christmas at Rip Van Winkle Gardens

by: LCVC

Rip Van Winkle Gardens,

9AM-5PM

Tours of the Joseph Jefferson Home Decorated for the Holiday Season [Event Website]

3rd Annual Sportsmen's Heritage Festival

by: LCVC

Nall Park, 562 Front Street, Krotz Springs,

Admission: Free admission

The mission of this event 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. [Event Website]

Merle Haggard

by: LCVC

The Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.,

Doors 7pm/Show Time 8pm

Admission: Tickets starting at $65.

Must be 21. Assigned seating. Pavilion events are smoke-free. Tickets can be purchased at Bizzute Gifts or ticketmaster.com. [Event Website]

Cajun Jam Sessions

by: LCVC

Museum Cafe,

2-6pm

Admission: Free

Live Cajun jam session. [Event Website]

Touchet's Jam Session

by: LCVC

Touchet's Bar,

2pm-until

Admission: Free

Enjoy live Cajun music and dancing. [Event Website]

From Field to Stage: The Songs of the Lomax Collection Concert

by: LCVC

Angelle Hall, UL Lafayette,Lafayette,LA,

7 p.m.

Admission: $10 advance, $15 at door

Concert featuring Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, Jeffrey Broussard & Family, Feufollet with Special Guest Kristi Guillory, Blake Miller, Megan Brown, Joel Savoy, Josh Caffery & Ashely Hayes. [Event Website]

Camellia Crossing

by: LCVC

River Ranch Townsquare, Lafayette,Lafayette,LA,

5:30-9 p.m.

Admission: Visit website for regist

Join Miles Perret Cancer Services and light up Camellia Blvd. for the Annual Camellia Crossing - Acadiana's fastest 5k and family fun run. All proceeds benefit local families fighting cancer. [Event Website]

Bach Lunch

by: LCVC

Parc Sans Souci,201 East Vermilion St.,Parc Sans Souci,Lafayette,LA,70501

Lunch starts at 11:15 a.m., Performance from noon-1 p.m.

Admission: Free performance; Lunch

There's no better way to welcome Fall than by enjoying a delicious lunch while listening to Lafayette's only free lunchtime concert series. 10/3 Nouveau String Band; 10/10 Lafayette Rhythm Devils; 10/17 Soul Creole; 10/24 Kevin Sekhani; 10/31 Johanna Divine; 11/7 Les Freres Michot. For a complete schedule of bands and restaurants visit www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org.… [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]

Ragin' Cajuns Football

by: LCVC

Cajun Field,444 Cajundome Boulevard,Lafayette,LA,70506

Check website for game times.

Admission: Various seating options

9/6: UL Lafayette vs. Louisiana Tech, 10/4: UL Lafayette vs. Georgia State, 10/21: UL Lafayette vs. Arkansas State, 11/1: UL Lafayette vs. South Alabama, 11/22: UL Lafayette vs. Appalachian State [Event Website]

Fall Music & Market Series

by: LCVC

Opelousas,LA,

5 - 8:30 p.m. with music beginning at 6 p.m.

Admission: Free

Enjoy the best in local Louisiana music and homegrown produce at Music & Market in historic Opelousas. [Event Website]

Food Tasting Tour

by: LCVC

Cajun Food Tours,

10am and 2:30pm

Admission: $49/ person includes all

Hop aboard our cozy bus for a delicious taste of Acadiana. Your knowledgeable guide brings our culture to life while you visit 6 of the area's best eateries to sample local favorites. Yum! [Event Website]

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles 40th Anniversary Symposium

by: LCVC

Hamilton Hall Auditorium, UL Lafayette,Lafayette,LA,

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: Free

9 a.m. - Themes of Cultural Conservation, Creolization and Modernization in the Work of Alan Lomax and Ralph Rinzler. 10 a.m. - Academic and Journalistic Perspectives on Festivals Acadiens et Creoles. 1:30 p.m. - The History of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles. 2:30 p.m. Musicians and Family Members Reflect on the Festival.… [Event Website]

Gulf Brew

by: LCVC

Parc International, Downtown,Lafayette,LA,

6-9 p.m.

Admission: General admission: taste

Acadiana's beer festival is back. AcA presents Gulf Brew, and the beer is back Downtown with the best brews from the Gulf Coast and beyond. Enjoy delicious brews, live music, food, and all the excitement of Downtown. [Event Website]

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]

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]

Thursday, Jan 1, 1970

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]

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]

Friday, Jan 2, 1970

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]

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]

Saturday, Jan 3, 1970

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]

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]

Sunday, Jan 4, 1970

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]

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]
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