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Music & Nightlife

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012

Other Events

Great Chilli Challenge

by: LCVC

New Iberia City Park,

10AM-2PM

Live music, arts and crafts, and many chili booths. Granny's goodies and many children activities (including fun jumps, rock wall, etc.).

Delcambre Christmas Parade

by: LCVC

Main St,

2PM-4PM

Christmas Parade, with Santa Claus, Marching Bands, Dance Groups

Steampunk and Makers Fair

by: LCVC

Steampunk and Makers Fair, Downtown Lafayette,

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission: Admission to the museum

Part costume play, science & county fair, and part something entirely new, The Steampunk & Makers Fair is an all-ages festival by Cit des Arts & Lafayette Science Museum, showcasing & celebrating Science, Technology, Education, Art and Ma… [Event Website]

Tailgating Cook-off

by: LCVC

Loreauville Park,601 Ed Broussard rd.,Loreauville,LA,70563

The Tailgating Cook-off will include a poker run, dog parade, fun walk, cook-off competition, car, bike & truck show, food, live auction, local recording artists, and arts & crafts.

29th Annual Port Barre Cracklin Festival

by: LCVC

Veterans Park,504 Saizan Ave.,Port Barre,LA,70577

Admission: $5, under 11 free

This festival showcases the ritual of making cracklins as well as terrific food, great Cajun and Zydeco music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and a beauty pageant. [Event Website]

32nd Annual Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival

by: LCVC

Zydeco Festival Park ,457 Zydeco Rd,Plaisance,LA,

Admission: $10, 12 years and under

The Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival celebrates the spicy culture of the Creoles of Louisiana by highlighting, documenting, preserving and enhancing their rich heritage. Not only does the annual festival spotlight the talent of both seasoned and new Zydeco artists, but it also has grown to new heights to encompass and share all avenues of the region's rich culture. It is an annual cultural production of Southern Development Foundation in its commitment to promote the cultural awareness of Z… [Event Website]

28th Annual Zydeco Extravaganza

by: LCVC

Evangeline Downs Event Center, 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas LA 70570,

12pm-midnight

Admission: $15 pre-sale; $20 at gat

This annual event, started in 1987, is a celebration of Opelousas being the home of Zydeco Music with live music, food and fun for the entire family. Music performances will feature some of our local Zydeco finest on both indoor and outdoor stages. Every year it features the ever popular amateur accordion contest, which is always a crowd favorite. Many of the winners have gone on to make names for themselves in the world of zydeco music with their talent. Last year's music lineup included Keith Frank, C… [Event Website]

29th Annual Etouffee Festival

by: LCVC

Little Flower School Grounds - Main Street, Arnaudville,

Admission: Free admission

The festival features etouffees of all kinds, along with the Mayor's Cook-off, live music, a parade, carnival rides, a car, truck and motorcycle show, and a silent auction. [Event Website]

Magic on Main

by: LCVC

Shadows-on-the-Teche,

4PM-7PM

Shadows Holiday Tour of Homes along New Iberia's Historic Main Street. Trolleys will carry participants from home to home. Enjoy Festive Holiday Music, Santa Claus and refreshments too! [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds, 143 Veterans Memorial Highway, Washington,

Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday 5pm-12am, Saturday 10am-12:30am, Sunday 8am-10:00pm

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.… [Event Website]

Jeanerette Christmas Parade

by: LCVC

Main Street,

1PM-3PM

Christmas Parade, with Santa Claus, Marching Bands, Dance Groups

Music & Nightlife

Thursday, Apr 5, 2012

Other Events

Great Chilli Challenge

by: LCVC

New Iberia City Park,

10AM-2PM

Live music, arts and crafts, and many chili booths. Granny's goodies and many children activities (including fun jumps, rock wall, etc.).

Delcambre Christmas Parade

by: LCVC

Main St,

2PM-4PM

Christmas Parade, with Santa Claus, Marching Bands, Dance Groups

Steampunk and Makers Fair

by: LCVC

Steampunk and Makers Fair, Downtown Lafayette,

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission: Admission to the museum

Part costume play, science & county fair, and part something entirely new, The Steampunk & Makers Fair is an all-ages festival by Cit des Arts & Lafayette Science Museum, showcasing & celebrating Science, Technology, Education, Art and Ma… [Event Website]

Tailgating Cook-off

by: LCVC

Loreauville Park,601 Ed Broussard rd.,Loreauville,LA,70563

The Tailgating Cook-off will include a poker run, dog parade, fun walk, cook-off competition, car, bike & truck show, food, live auction, local recording artists, and arts & crafts.

29th Annual Port Barre Cracklin Festival

by: LCVC

Veterans Park,504 Saizan Ave.,Port Barre,LA,70577

Admission: $5, under 11 free

This festival showcases the ritual of making cracklins as well as terrific food, great Cajun and Zydeco music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and a beauty pageant. [Event Website]

32nd Annual Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival

by: LCVC

Zydeco Festival Park ,457 Zydeco Rd,Plaisance,LA,

Admission: $10, 12 years and under

The Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival celebrates the spicy culture of the Creoles of Louisiana by highlighting, documenting, preserving and enhancing their rich heritage. Not only does the annual festival spotlight the talent of both seasoned and new Zydeco artists, but it also has grown to new heights to encompass and share all avenues of the region's rich culture. It is an annual cultural production of Southern Development Foundation in its commitment to promote the cultural awareness of Z… [Event Website]

28th Annual Zydeco Extravaganza

by: LCVC

Evangeline Downs Event Center, 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas LA 70570,

12pm-midnight

Admission: $15 pre-sale; $20 at gat

This annual event, started in 1987, is a celebration of Opelousas being the home of Zydeco Music with live music, food and fun for the entire family. Music performances will feature some of our local Zydeco finest on both indoor and outdoor stages. Every year it features the ever popular amateur accordion contest, which is always a crowd favorite. Many of the winners have gone on to make names for themselves in the world of zydeco music with their talent. Last year's music lineup included Keith Frank, C… [Event Website]

29th Annual Etouffee Festival

by: LCVC

Little Flower School Grounds - Main Street, Arnaudville,

Admission: Free admission

The festival features etouffees of all kinds, along with the Mayor's Cook-off, live music, a parade, carnival rides, a car, truck and motorcycle show, and a silent auction. [Event Website]

Magic on Main

by: LCVC

Shadows-on-the-Teche,

4PM-7PM

Shadows Holiday Tour of Homes along New Iberia's Historic Main Street. Trolleys will carry participants from home to home. Enjoy Festive Holiday Music, Santa Claus and refreshments too! [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds, 143 Veterans Memorial Highway, Washington,

Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday 5pm-12am, Saturday 10am-12:30am, Sunday 8am-10:00pm

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.… [Event Website]

Jeanerette Christmas Parade

by: LCVC

Main Street,

1PM-3PM

Christmas Parade, with Santa Claus, Marching Bands, Dance Groups

Music & Nightlife

Friday, Apr 6, 2012

Other Events

Great Chilli Challenge

by: LCVC

New Iberia City Park,

10AM-2PM

Live music, arts and crafts, and many chili booths. Granny's goodies and many children activities (including fun jumps, rock wall, etc.).

Delcambre Christmas Parade

by: LCVC

Main St,

2PM-4PM

Christmas Parade, with Santa Claus, Marching Bands, Dance Groups

Steampunk and Makers Fair

by: LCVC

Steampunk and Makers Fair, Downtown Lafayette,

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission: Admission to the museum

Part costume play, science & county fair, and part something entirely new, The Steampunk & Makers Fair is an all-ages festival by Cit des Arts & Lafayette Science Museum, showcasing & celebrating Science, Technology, Education, Art and Ma… [Event Website]

Tailgating Cook-off

by: LCVC

Loreauville Park,601 Ed Broussard rd.,Loreauville,LA,70563

The Tailgating Cook-off will include a poker run, dog parade, fun walk, cook-off competition, car, bike & truck show, food, live auction, local recording artists, and arts & crafts.

29th Annual Port Barre Cracklin Festival

by: LCVC

Veterans Park,504 Saizan Ave.,Port Barre,LA,70577

Admission: $5, under 11 free

This festival showcases the ritual of making cracklins as well as terrific food, great Cajun and Zydeco music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and a beauty pageant. [Event Website]

32nd Annual Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival

by: LCVC

Zydeco Festival Park ,457 Zydeco Rd,Plaisance,LA,

Admission: $10, 12 years and under

The Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival celebrates the spicy culture of the Creoles of Louisiana by highlighting, documenting, preserving and enhancing their rich heritage. Not only does the annual festival spotlight the talent of both seasoned and new Zydeco artists, but it also has grown to new heights to encompass and share all avenues of the region's rich culture. It is an annual cultural production of Southern Development Foundation in its commitment to promote the cultural awareness of Z… [Event Website]

28th Annual Zydeco Extravaganza

by: LCVC

Evangeline Downs Event Center, 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas LA 70570,

12pm-midnight

Admission: $15 pre-sale; $20 at gat

This annual event, started in 1987, is a celebration of Opelousas being the home of Zydeco Music with live music, food and fun for the entire family. Music performances will feature some of our local Zydeco finest on both indoor and outdoor stages. Every year it features the ever popular amateur accordion contest, which is always a crowd favorite. Many of the winners have gone on to make names for themselves in the world of zydeco music with their talent. Last year's music lineup included Keith Frank, C… [Event Website]

29th Annual Etouffee Festival

by: LCVC

Little Flower School Grounds - Main Street, Arnaudville,

Admission: Free admission

The festival features etouffees of all kinds, along with the Mayor's Cook-off, live music, a parade, carnival rides, a car, truck and motorcycle show, and a silent auction. [Event Website]

Magic on Main

by: LCVC

Shadows-on-the-Teche,

4PM-7PM

Shadows Holiday Tour of Homes along New Iberia's Historic Main Street. Trolleys will carry participants from home to home. Enjoy Festive Holiday Music, Santa Claus and refreshments too! [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds, 143 Veterans Memorial Highway, Washington,

Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday 5pm-12am, Saturday 10am-12:30am, Sunday 8am-10:00pm

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.… [Event Website]

Jeanerette Christmas Parade

by: LCVC

Main Street,

1PM-3PM

Christmas Parade, with Santa Claus, Marching Bands, Dance Groups

Music & Nightlife

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012

Other Events

Great Chilli Challenge

by: LCVC

New Iberia City Park,

10AM-2PM

Live music, arts and crafts, and many chili booths. Granny's goodies and many children activities (including fun jumps, rock wall, etc.).

Delcambre Christmas Parade

by: LCVC

Main St,

2PM-4PM

Christmas Parade, with Santa Claus, Marching Bands, Dance Groups

Steampunk and Makers Fair

by: LCVC

Steampunk and Makers Fair, Downtown Lafayette,

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission: Admission to the museum

Part costume play, science & county fair, and part something entirely new, The Steampunk & Makers Fair is an all-ages festival by Cit des Arts & Lafayette Science Museum, showcasing & celebrating Science, Technology, Education, Art and Ma… [Event Website]

Tailgating Cook-off

by: LCVC

Loreauville Park,601 Ed Broussard rd.,Loreauville,LA,70563

The Tailgating Cook-off will include a poker run, dog parade, fun walk, cook-off competition, car, bike & truck show, food, live auction, local recording artists, and arts & crafts.

29th Annual Port Barre Cracklin Festival

by: LCVC

Veterans Park,504 Saizan Ave.,Port Barre,LA,70577

Admission: $5, under 11 free

This festival showcases the ritual of making cracklins as well as terrific food, great Cajun and Zydeco music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and a beauty pageant. [Event Website]

32nd Annual Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival

by: LCVC

Zydeco Festival Park ,457 Zydeco Rd,Plaisance,LA,

Admission: $10, 12 years and under

The Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival celebrates the spicy culture of the Creoles of Louisiana by highlighting, documenting, preserving and enhancing their rich heritage. Not only does the annual festival spotlight the talent of both seasoned and new Zydeco artists, but it also has grown to new heights to encompass and share all avenues of the region's rich culture. It is an annual cultural production of Southern Development Foundation in its commitment to promote the cultural awareness of Z… [Event Website]

28th Annual Zydeco Extravaganza

by: LCVC

Evangeline Downs Event Center, 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas LA 70570,

12pm-midnight

Admission: $15 pre-sale; $20 at gat

This annual event, started in 1987, is a celebration of Opelousas being the home of Zydeco Music with live music, food and fun for the entire family. Music performances will feature some of our local Zydeco finest on both indoor and outdoor stages. Every year it features the ever popular amateur accordion contest, which is always a crowd favorite. Many of the winners have gone on to make names for themselves in the world of zydeco music with their talent. Last year's music lineup included Keith Frank, C… [Event Website]

29th Annual Etouffee Festival

by: LCVC

Little Flower School Grounds - Main Street, Arnaudville,

Admission: Free admission

The festival features etouffees of all kinds, along with the Mayor's Cook-off, live music, a parade, carnival rides, a car, truck and motorcycle show, and a silent auction. [Event Website]

Magic on Main

by: LCVC

Shadows-on-the-Teche,

4PM-7PM

Shadows Holiday Tour of Homes along New Iberia's Historic Main Street. Trolleys will carry participants from home to home. Enjoy Festive Holiday Music, Santa Claus and refreshments too! [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds, 143 Veterans Memorial Highway, Washington,

Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday 5pm-12am, Saturday 10am-12:30am, Sunday 8am-10:00pm

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.… [Event Website]

Jeanerette Christmas Parade

by: LCVC

Main Street,

1PM-3PM

Christmas Parade, with Santa Claus, Marching Bands, Dance Groups

Music & Nightlife

Sunday, Apr 8, 2012

Other Events

Great Chilli Challenge

by: LCVC

New Iberia City Park,

10AM-2PM

Live music, arts and crafts, and many chili booths. Granny's goodies and many children activities (including fun jumps, rock wall, etc.).

Delcambre Christmas Parade

by: LCVC

Main St,

2PM-4PM

Christmas Parade, with Santa Claus, Marching Bands, Dance Groups

Steampunk and Makers Fair

by: LCVC

Steampunk and Makers Fair, Downtown Lafayette,

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission: Admission to the museum

Part costume play, science & county fair, and part something entirely new, The Steampunk & Makers Fair is an all-ages festival by Cit des Arts & Lafayette Science Museum, showcasing & celebrating Science, Technology, Education, Art and Ma… [Event Website]

Tailgating Cook-off

by: LCVC

Loreauville Park,601 Ed Broussard rd.,Loreauville,LA,70563

The Tailgating Cook-off will include a poker run, dog parade, fun walk, cook-off competition, car, bike & truck show, food, live auction, local recording artists, and arts & crafts.

29th Annual Port Barre Cracklin Festival

by: LCVC

Veterans Park,504 Saizan Ave.,Port Barre,LA,70577

Admission: $5, under 11 free

This festival showcases the ritual of making cracklins as well as terrific food, great Cajun and Zydeco music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and a beauty pageant. [Event Website]

32nd Annual Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival

by: LCVC

Zydeco Festival Park ,457 Zydeco Rd,Plaisance,LA,

Admission: $10, 12 years and under

The Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival celebrates the spicy culture of the Creoles of Louisiana by highlighting, documenting, preserving and enhancing their rich heritage. Not only does the annual festival spotlight the talent of both seasoned and new Zydeco artists, but it also has grown to new heights to encompass and share all avenues of the region's rich culture. It is an annual cultural production of Southern Development Foundation in its commitment to promote the cultural awareness of Z… [Event Website]

28th Annual Zydeco Extravaganza

by: LCVC

Evangeline Downs Event Center, 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas LA 70570,

12pm-midnight

Admission: $15 pre-sale; $20 at gat

This annual event, started in 1987, is a celebration of Opelousas being the home of Zydeco Music with live music, food and fun for the entire family. Music performances will feature some of our local Zydeco finest on both indoor and outdoor stages. Every year it features the ever popular amateur accordion contest, which is always a crowd favorite. Many of the winners have gone on to make names for themselves in the world of zydeco music with their talent. Last year's music lineup included Keith Frank, C… [Event Website]

29th Annual Etouffee Festival

by: LCVC

Little Flower School Grounds - Main Street, Arnaudville,

Admission: Free admission

The festival features etouffees of all kinds, along with the Mayor's Cook-off, live music, a parade, carnival rides, a car, truck and motorcycle show, and a silent auction. [Event Website]

Magic on Main

by: LCVC

Shadows-on-the-Teche,

4PM-7PM

Shadows Holiday Tour of Homes along New Iberia's Historic Main Street. Trolleys will carry participants from home to home. Enjoy Festive Holiday Music, Santa Claus and refreshments too! [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds, 143 Veterans Memorial Highway, Washington,

Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday 5pm-12am, Saturday 10am-12:30am, Sunday 8am-10:00pm

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.… [Event Website]

Jeanerette Christmas Parade

by: LCVC

Main Street,

1PM-3PM

Christmas Parade, with Santa Claus, Marching Bands, Dance Groups

Music & Nightlife

Monday, Apr 9, 2012

Other Events

Great Chilli Challenge

by: LCVC

New Iberia City Park,

10AM-2PM

Live music, arts and crafts, and many chili booths. Granny's goodies and many children activities (including fun jumps, rock wall, etc.).

Delcambre Christmas Parade

by: LCVC

Main St,

2PM-4PM

Christmas Parade, with Santa Claus, Marching Bands, Dance Groups

Steampunk and Makers Fair

by: LCVC

Steampunk and Makers Fair, Downtown Lafayette,

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission: Admission to the museum

Part costume play, science & county fair, and part something entirely new, The Steampunk & Makers Fair is an all-ages festival by Cit des Arts & Lafayette Science Museum, showcasing & celebrating Science, Technology, Education, Art and Ma… [Event Website]

Tailgating Cook-off

by: LCVC

Loreauville Park,601 Ed Broussard rd.,Loreauville,LA,70563

The Tailgating Cook-off will include a poker run, dog parade, fun walk, cook-off competition, car, bike & truck show, food, live auction, local recording artists, and arts & crafts.

29th Annual Port Barre Cracklin Festival

by: LCVC

Veterans Park,504 Saizan Ave.,Port Barre,LA,70577

Admission: $5, under 11 free

This festival showcases the ritual of making cracklins as well as terrific food, great Cajun and Zydeco music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and a beauty pageant. [Event Website]

32nd Annual Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival

by: LCVC

Zydeco Festival Park ,457 Zydeco Rd,Plaisance,LA,

Admission: $10, 12 years and under

The Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival celebrates the spicy culture of the Creoles of Louisiana by highlighting, documenting, preserving and enhancing their rich heritage. Not only does the annual festival spotlight the talent of both seasoned and new Zydeco artists, but it also has grown to new heights to encompass and share all avenues of the region's rich culture. It is an annual cultural production of Southern Development Foundation in its commitment to promote the cultural awareness of Z… [Event Website]

28th Annual Zydeco Extravaganza

by: LCVC

Evangeline Downs Event Center, 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas LA 70570,

12pm-midnight

Admission: $15 pre-sale; $20 at gat

This annual event, started in 1987, is a celebration of Opelousas being the home of Zydeco Music with live music, food and fun for the entire family. Music performances will feature some of our local Zydeco finest on both indoor and outdoor stages. Every year it features the ever popular amateur accordion contest, which is always a crowd favorite. Many of the winners have gone on to make names for themselves in the world of zydeco music with their talent. Last year's music lineup included Keith Frank, C… [Event Website]

29th Annual Etouffee Festival

by: LCVC

Little Flower School Grounds - Main Street, Arnaudville,

Admission: Free admission

The festival features etouffees of all kinds, along with the Mayor's Cook-off, live music, a parade, carnival rides, a car, truck and motorcycle show, and a silent auction. [Event Website]

Magic on Main

by: LCVC

Shadows-on-the-Teche,

4PM-7PM

Shadows Holiday Tour of Homes along New Iberia's Historic Main Street. Trolleys will carry participants from home to home. Enjoy Festive Holiday Music, Santa Claus and refreshments too! [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds, 143 Veterans Memorial Highway, Washington,

Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday 5pm-12am, Saturday 10am-12:30am, Sunday 8am-10:00pm

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.… [Event Website]

Jeanerette Christmas Parade

by: LCVC

Main Street,

1PM-3PM

Christmas Parade, with Santa Claus, Marching Bands, Dance Groups

Music & Nightlife

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012

Other Events

Great Chilli Challenge

by: LCVC

New Iberia City Park,

10AM-2PM

Live music, arts and crafts, and many chili booths. Granny's goodies and many children activities (including fun jumps, rock wall, etc.).

Delcambre Christmas Parade

by: LCVC

Main St,

2PM-4PM

Christmas Parade, with Santa Claus, Marching Bands, Dance Groups

Steampunk and Makers Fair

by: LCVC

Steampunk and Makers Fair, Downtown Lafayette,

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission: Admission to the museum

Part costume play, science & county fair, and part something entirely new, The Steampunk & Makers Fair is an all-ages festival by Cit des Arts & Lafayette Science Museum, showcasing & celebrating Science, Technology, Education, Art and Ma… [Event Website]

Tailgating Cook-off

by: LCVC

Loreauville Park,601 Ed Broussard rd.,Loreauville,LA,70563

The Tailgating Cook-off will include a poker run, dog parade, fun walk, cook-off competition, car, bike & truck show, food, live auction, local recording artists, and arts & crafts.

29th Annual Port Barre Cracklin Festival

by: LCVC

Veterans Park,504 Saizan Ave.,Port Barre,LA,70577

Admission: $5, under 11 free

This festival showcases the ritual of making cracklins as well as terrific food, great Cajun and Zydeco music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and a beauty pageant. [Event Website]

32nd Annual Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival

by: LCVC

Zydeco Festival Park ,457 Zydeco Rd,Plaisance,LA,

Admission: $10, 12 years and under

The Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival celebrates the spicy culture of the Creoles of Louisiana by highlighting, documenting, preserving and enhancing their rich heritage. Not only does the annual festival spotlight the talent of both seasoned and new Zydeco artists, but it also has grown to new heights to encompass and share all avenues of the region's rich culture. It is an annual cultural production of Southern Development Foundation in its commitment to promote the cultural awareness of Z… [Event Website]

28th Annual Zydeco Extravaganza

by: LCVC

Evangeline Downs Event Center, 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas LA 70570,

12pm-midnight

Admission: $15 pre-sale; $20 at gat

This annual event, started in 1987, is a celebration of Opelousas being the home of Zydeco Music with live music, food and fun for the entire family. Music performances will feature some of our local Zydeco finest on both indoor and outdoor stages. Every year it features the ever popular amateur accordion contest, which is always a crowd favorite. Many of the winners have gone on to make names for themselves in the world of zydeco music with their talent. Last year's music lineup included Keith Frank, C… [Event Website]

29th Annual Etouffee Festival

by: LCVC

Little Flower School Grounds - Main Street, Arnaudville,

Admission: Free admission

The festival features etouffees of all kinds, along with the Mayor's Cook-off, live music, a parade, carnival rides, a car, truck and motorcycle show, and a silent auction. [Event Website]

Magic on Main

by: LCVC

Shadows-on-the-Teche,

4PM-7PM

Shadows Holiday Tour of Homes along New Iberia's Historic Main Street. Trolleys will carry participants from home to home. Enjoy Festive Holiday Music, Santa Claus and refreshments too! [Event Website]

15th Annual Washington Catfish Festival

by: LCVC

Festival Grounds, 143 Veterans Memorial Highway, Washington,

Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday 5pm-12am, Saturday 10am-12:30am, Sunday 8am-10:00pm

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.… [Event Website]

Jeanerette Christmas Parade

by: LCVC

Main Street,

1PM-3PM

Christmas Parade, with Santa Claus, Marching Bands, Dance Groups