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fun things to do in acadiana: Suck Some Head and Pinch Some Tail at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - May 2011 - 05/05/11 03:31 PM
The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival will be held on Friday, May 6th through Sunday, May 8th, 2011 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Where else except in Louisiana will you find a 3 day celebration totally devoted to this most celebrated crustacean, the Crawfish? Every year on the first full weekend in May, thousands congregate in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana to pay tribute and homage to the mudbug we all know and love. The world renowned Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival began in 1960 as a spin-off of the Breaux Bridge Centennial Celebration.The city had been proclaimed as the Crawfish Capital of the World by the Louisiana Legislature the (2 comments)
fun things to do in acadiana: “Casing” The Boudin Trail, Bite By Delicious Bite - 05/03/11 09:08 AM
New York may have the hot dog. Chicago may have pizza. Philadelphia may have the cheese-steak sandwich. But Acadiana has BOUDIN! Throughout Acadiana (a.k.a. Cajun Country), of which Lafayette, Louisiana is the hub, boudin is ubiquitous: signs and banners encouraging the passersby to stop and buy some HOT BOUDIN. Enter one of these establishments and watch the ritual of ordering this local delicacy. The folks behind the counter walk over to a steamer or slow cooker, pull the appropriate number of links, weigh them, wrap them, and then hand the warm bundle to an eagerly waiting (and possibly salivating) patron. The order, usually accompanied by several napkins (0 comments)
fun things to do in acadiana: Festival International de Louisiane brings artists and vendors from around the world to Lafayette, Louisiana - 04/29/11 04:05 PM
Festival International de Louisiane is underway in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana. Festival International de Louisiane is 25 years old and commemorating its Silver Anniversary, April 27-May 1, 2011. This FREE family event is celebrating the French cultural heritage of southern Louisiana with music, arts, culture, food and heritage! Festival International de Louisiane is not just about about music, it's also about SHOPPING! Clothing, jewelry, handcrafted pottery and other goodies may be discovered in the Marché des Arts and Marché du Monde areas of the festival. And don't neglect your taste buds. Be sure to satisfy your palette with treats and beverages from one of (1 comments)
The festival and cultural event season has officially arrived in greater Acadiana! It's time to get out and enjoy good times and great food! The historic town of Washington will be hosting the 12th Annual Washington Catfish Festival April 14th through April 17th, 2011. Activities include carnival rides, exhibits, live music, food booths and arts and crafts. The event is held on the festival grounds at the entrance of town. Town BallparkWashington, LA 70589337-826-3627 firstname.lastname@example.org http://townofwashingtonla.org/
Thursday Night (5-10pm) April 14th Carnival Rides: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Ticket Rides: $10.00 All Night Admission: Adult $5.00 Children 12 & Under FREE / Children 13 & (2 comments)
fun things to do in acadiana: Cajun Hot Sauce Festival - New Iberia, Louisiana - 04/07/11 11:41 AM
Spring has officially arrived in Acadiana. It's that time of year and the many local festivals and cultural events are underway. The SugArena at Acadiana Fairgrounds in New Iberia, Louisiana will be the setting for the 2011 Cajun Hot Sauce Festival on April 8th, 9th & 10th, 2011. The Cajun Hot Sauce Festival weekend events include: Hot Sauce Competitions, a Jambalaya cook-off, Live Entertainment by local and national recording artists, a Cajun Food Court, Arts & Crafts, a Carnival and a Queens Pageant. Lots of fun is sure to be had for the entire family.
Gate Times & Admission: 6:00 pm - Friday, April (3 comments)
fun things to do in acadiana: Top of the Hops Beer Festival - Lafayette, LA - 04/04/11 12:44 PM
The 2nd Annual Top of the Hops Beer Festival will be held at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette, Louisiana on Saturday April 9, 2011 from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Top of the Hops Beer Festival will showcase craft beers from around the world. Patrons will receive a commemorative sampling mug and have access to unlimited, 2 ounce sampling of over 150 craft beers, beer education sessions, live music featuring The Backlight Bros and Badcats, and fun games. The festival will also feature the Samuel Adams Brew University Education Area where patrons can enjoy beer seminars and other beer education sessions. Tickets to (3 comments)
fun things to do in acadiana: Great Reasons To Visit Acadiana - Cajun Country, Louisiana - 03/26/11 12:47 AM
Spring is in the air and there are hundreds of great reasons to visit the attractions of south central Louisiana. This region of the Bayou State offers world famous food, diverse music, beautiful scenery, lively festivals, abundant hunting and fishing, and very friendly people. Acadiana remains one of the most unique and intriguing parts of the country and offers a wealth of attractions to visitors. Here is a list of the area tourist offices to assist you with additional information about Cajun Country in south Louisiana!
Acadia Parish Convention & Visitors Commission P.O. Box 1342 Crowley, LA 70527 (337) 783-2108 or (3 comments)
The Third Annual le Festival du Bon Temps a Broussard is back again! Join the fun and bring the entire family to enjoy lively music, great food and children's activities. This year's festival begins Friday, April 1st and runs through Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at Stine Lumber. This family fun celebration will feature talented musicians from Lafayette and greater Acadiana. The food court will offer Cajun and Creole dishes prepared by such local vendors as: Cajun Express, Chops Specialty Meats, Norbert's, Riverside Inn, and Young's Sports Grill. Local breweries will be out providing complimentary tastings on Saturday between 1PM and 3PM. In addition, The Kliebert Family, from the television (3 comments)
fun things to do in acadiana: Downtown Alive! - Lafayette, Louisiana - 03/08/11 11:49 AM
Downtown Alive! will kick off its 27th season on March 11th in Lafayette, Louisiana. Each Spring and Fall area residents and visitors head downtown to enjoy free outdoor concerts. Performances by renowned musicians and up-and-coming stars offer great entertainment in a variety of genres ranging from Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Rock, Soul, Country, Latin and more. Concession vendors offer food and beverage beginning at 5:30 p.m.; musical performances start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or spread a blanket and find a spot to enjoy Downtown Alive! For more information, visit www.downtownlafayette.org.
Downtown Alive! Spring 2011 Season Schedule: March 11 - Andy Smith Band (Covers & (8 comments)
fun things to do in acadiana: BECOME CAJUN for a WEEKEND! - 09/14/10 09:38 PM
Have you ever wanted to be Cajun for a day or two and experience the culture and culinary delights of Acadiana and Lafayette, Louisiana? Now you can! We've put together a weekend sampler for our visitors (and locals alike). Come experience the joie de vivre (the joy of living) and celebrate a day or a weekend in the heart of Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana. Become Cajun for a weekend!
SATURDAY: 8:00 AM - ZYDECO BREAKFAST - Cafe' Des Amis - 140 East Bridge Street, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 (337) 332-5273 http://www.cafedesamis.com/ - There's no better way to start your weekend than to (6 comments)
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