Festivals in Southwest Louisiana, also known as Acadiana, are just as much a part of daily life, as good music and good food. They are held year round, each with it's own theme. Mardi Gras in Lafayette, in February, is a huge, one- of- a- kind party, lasting several weeks. With it's many parades and lavish Mardi Gras balls, it is one of the best parties anywhere.
Festival International de Louisiane, held in downtown Lafayette, each April , celebrates music, art, and food and plays host to performing, visual, and culinary artists from all over the world. The five day festival attracts thousands upon thousands of visitors, all looking to take part in the 6 music stages and the delectable cuisine, and many other multi-cultural activities.
Festival le Acadiens', also held in Lafayette, is a grand celebration of the Acadian French culture. Mark your calendar for October for this three day festival which features the best in Cajun cuisine and has been dubbed "A Cajun Woodstock". They are all an absolute blast! Hope to see you there!
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