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Music & Nightlife

Saturday, May 19, 2012

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Music & Nightlife

Sunday, May 20, 2012

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Music & Nightlife

Monday, May 21, 2012

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Music & Nightlife

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Music & Nightlife

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Music & Nightlife

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Music & Nightlife

Friday, May 25, 2012

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]