lafayette: Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - 04/27/16 08:51 AM
It's no surprise that Louisiana is by far the largest producer of crawfish in the United States.  In fact, the Crawfish Capital of the World is nestled right in the heart of Acadiana.  Breaux Bridge, Louisiana was given the title in 1959 by Governor Earl K. Long.  Each year since then, Breaux Bridge and all of Acadiana have celebrated the success of the crawfish industry in Louisiana at the Annual Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival!
The festival is one of the biggest parties in Cajun Country, receiving around 30,000 attendees each year.  This year's installment will be held next weekend, May 6th through May 8th, … (0 comments)

lafayette: 30th Annual Festival International de Louisiane - 04/14/16 07:46 AM

Acadiana's biggest and most anticipated music festival is finally here - the 2016 installment of Festival International de Louisiane will be held next week from Wednesday, April 20 to Sunday, April 24 in Downtown Lafayette.  This family-oriented event is free for all to attend!
Since 1986, Festival International has aimed to enrich the community with a celebration of its native cultures through performing arts, educate the public of the historical achievements and artistic expressions of related global cultures, and develop culture and tourism, as well as enhance economic development by expanding Louisiana's reputation as an arts center and a destination for artistic … (1 comments)

lafayette: 2016 Cajun Hot Sauce Festival - 04/06/16 05:49 AM
Some like it hot......especially us Cajuns! Here in Acadiana, everything is hot. The climate, the music, and especially the food! When it comes to Cajun food, the spicier the better.  
So there's no question why Acadiana hosts its very own hot sauce festival each year. Since 2000, the Cajun Hot Sauce Festival has attracted tens of thousands of attendees – the 2015 Festival alone brought in nearly 12,000 heat-seekers from across the country! The 2016 installation is expected to draw an even larger crowd.
The festivities already began last night and will continue through Sunday evening. There's plenty of fun to be had: live … (0 comments)

lafayette: Southern Garden Festival - 04/06/16 04:20 AM
Calling all gardeners!Family Promise of Acadiana will be hosting its 10th annual Southern Garden Festival on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, at Harold & Sarah Schoeffler Gardens.  Even if you don't have the greenest thumb, you're still welcome to join in on a weekend full of outdoor fun!
It all starts Friday from 6 PM to 8 PM, a night of dining and dancing under the stars.  Patrons will enjoy a delicious Cajun inspired meal, live music provided by the Nouveau String Band, a silent auction with great items up for bid, and art demonstrations.  Click here for reservations.  Your ticket will also cover Saturday's admission.
Saturday … (1 comments)

lafayette: Parade of Homes 2016 - 03/29/16 08:38 AM

The Acadian Home Builders Association is proud to present the 54th annual Parade of Homes showcasing the latest in home building design and products. If you're thinking about building a home, you won't want to miss this special event!
Houses included in the Parade exhibit the hottest trends in architecture, floor layout, building materials, and appliances. Some are also furnished by local interior designers in a wide range of styles. Square footage and prices range from starter homes to estates, so viewers are sure to find the perfect home, no matter the size of the family or budget.
The Parade of Homes is a self-guided … (1 comments)

lafayette: Acadiana Poboy Festival - 03/28/16 05:41 AM
Laissez Les Po'boys Rouler!
The po'boy is Louisiana's most popular and iconic sandwich, and it's about to get its very own festival.  The inaugural Acadiana Po'boy Festival will be held today from 11 AM to 6 PM at Parc Sans Souci.  The founders hope the festival will celebrate the legacy of the humble po'boy sandwich, expand its boundaries and promote the culture and hospitality of Acadiana through food, music and fun.
Over 20 Acadiana po'boy vendors—including Darrell's, Pop's PoBoys, and Lagneaux's—will be present at the festival, collectively offering 42 different types of po'boys.  In addition, po'boy venders will be teaming up to create the world's longest po'boy!  The exact length … (3 comments)

lafayette: The Bayou Church Spring Picnic - 03/17/16 01:12 AM
Dust off your baskets for a good, old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt at The Bayou Church's annual Spring Picnic on Sunday, March 20, from 4 PM to 7 PM. All children (Birth - 5th grade) are invited to search for the 7,000 eggs packed with candy and prizes in one of four designated fields.
Continue the festivities with family fun games such as sack races, three-legged races, and more. Pack a picnic for your family or enjoy a hot dog meal (includes chips, a drink, and a dessert) for $3. With live music, kids and adults of all ages are sure to have a rollicking good time! … (0 comments)

lafayette: Easter Weekend Events - 03/17/16 12:45 AM

We should all be expecting a visit from the Easter Bunny very soon... Easter is right around the corner!
My family has always loved celebrating Easter. Each year we look forward to decorating and hunting for eggs, baking Easter themed desserts, playing games, and of course spending time with family and friends in celebration of Easter.
We've always planned our own Easter get-togethers, but there are plenty of ways to celebrate Easter if you aren't much of a party planner. Check out these Easter weekend events that your whole family is sure to enjoy!
Saturday, March 26Easter Egg Hunt
Children 12 and under and their parents are invited … (2 comments)

lafayette: The Independent's Bridal Show 2016 - 03/08/16 02:14 AM
Calling all brides! Whether you’re planning a traditional, boho, or beach wedding, you’ll be inspired for your big day at the 19th annual Bridal Show sponsored by The Independent and Acadiana Bride Magazine. It’s a day just for brides, with everything you’ll need to plan the wedding of your dreams. Discover the latest trends, meet vendors who can offer advice, and set dates for venues, all at the Cajundome Convention Center on Sunday, March 13, 2016.
Local vendors will be on hand to answer questions and help brides make their dream wedding a reality. Brides are invited to spend the day … (2 comments)

lafayette: Need to unWINEd? - 03/01/16 12:01 AM
There are two things every woman loves: 
shopping and sipping wine.  
Don't you wish you could do them both at the same time?  You can, this evening!  The Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville presents its 4th annual unWINEd shopping event held on March 5th at the beautiful Magdalen Place, an event to benefit children's needs in Vermilion Parish. 
Join the ladies of JA from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the heart of Abbeville to shop with boutique vendors, sip wine and enjoy catered bites by Chef Bobby & Dot Catering. The night will consist of door prizes, silent auction, a raffle and highly anticipated wine pull, and … (1 comments)

lafayette: A Weekend of Family Fun! - 02/29/16 11:40 PM
Is your family in need of some quality time together?  With all the hoopla of work and school, family time may have been put on the back burner.  It happens to all of us!
If you're looking for a way to get your family together, look no further than right here in Lafayette.  We've got a weekend full of fun and exciting events that the whole family will enjoy.  
Friday, March 11 - Downtown Alive!
The Spring 2016 installation of Downtown Alive! kicks off on Friday, March 11 with a performance by Roddie Romero and the Hub City AllStars.  Downtown Alive! is a FREE, … (1 comments)

lafayette: Eat Lafayette - Gator Cove - 02/22/16 10:38 PM

If you are looking for a restaurant that perfectly captures the taste and feel of South Louisiana, you have to check out Gator Cove! Gator Cove is 100% Louisiana, combining delicious Cajun food with an exciting atmosphere filled with gators, deer and peacocks. Gator Cove gives its patrons a taste of what Cajun country really is.
The building in which Gator Cove resides was initially built in the early 80s as a garage.  Aubrey and Bonnie Henderson built the garage to house their Bluebird bus; however, the screeching of metal upon metal as Mr. Henderson tried to park the bus proved that the garage wasn't … (2 comments)

lafayette: Home and Lifestyle Show - 02/22/16 09:33 AM

The Acadian Home Builders Association (AHBA) is proud to announce the 2016 installation of their annual Home and Lifestyle Show!  On Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, over a hundred local exhibitors will showcase new and exciting home products and services.  The Home and Lifestyle Show is your chance to see the latest and greatest in building materials, floor treatments, appliances, new trends in decorating and much more!
Attendees of the show will also have access to exclusive tips and tricks given by local businesses: watch cooking demonstrations from E's Kitchen, get a free health screening and consultation provided by local physicians and companies … (1 comments)

lafayette: Bowl for Kids' Sake - 02/15/16 11:19 PM

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana announces the launch of its annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS) campaign which raises vital funds for the agency’s one-to-one mentoring programs. This year’s 2016 event will feature Bowl for Kids’ Sake t-shirts, fantastic prizes for the bowler and team captain who bring in the most money, as well as an opportunity to support the mentoring programs provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana.
To participate in BFKS, a team captain puts together a team of 5 (including him/herself).  Each team member raises a minimum donation of $40 ($25 for students).  It is highly encouraged that team members try to raise more than the minimum donation by … (1 comments)

lafayette: Color Vibe 5K - 02/10/16 12:24 AM
Get an early and vibrant start to your morning next Saturday by participating in the Color Vibe 5K!
Starting at the Acadiana Mall, the run will head southwest down Robley Drive, turn right on South City Parkway, then retrace back to the mall.  Along the route will be multiple color stations, which blast participants with a cloud of bright color.  At the finish line will be a dance party with color throws taking place every few minutes, for those who want even more color!
The Color Vibe 5K is open to people of all ages and is free to children under 12, so be … (0 comments)

lafayette: Short Form Spectacular + Gift Basket Giveaway - 02/09/16 05:35 AM

Silverbacks Improv Theatre is Lafayette's very own comedy group, whose productions feature a mix of improvisation and storytelling.  Formed in 2012 as the Stage Monkeys, the cast consists of comedians who have trained and performed in states across the country, with a combined improv experience of over 50 years!
The troupe's style of comedy is quick and witty.  Taking cues from the audience and random topics, the team acts out scenarios that have no defined start and no defined end. Whatever pops up becomes the show.
The Silverbacks regularly perform at Theatre 810 and Cité des Arts.  During tonight's Second Saturday ArtWalk, however, the crew … (0 comments)

lafayette: Family Friendly Mardi Gras - 02/03/16 04:52 AM
Carnival season in Acadiana always offers seemingly innumerable parades, festivals, balls, and parties. Unfortunately, Mardi Gras celebrations are known to get notoriously rowdy and even risqué—not exactly the ideal environment for children.  Your young ones should have the opportunity to experience the fun and excitement of Mardi Gras without you having to worry about impending obscenity.
And they can!  The Knowledge Effect coalition of Lafayette and its partners have once again joined efforts to host the 8th annual Family Friendly Mardi Gras event. The organization's goal is to provide a safe, fun and healthy environment that will allow families to enjoy the Mardi Gras festivities in an alcohol-and … (2 comments)

lafayette: Courir de Mardi Gras - 01/28/16 12:39 AM
Head over to Vermilionville tomorrow to experience a traditional Cajun Mardi Gras run held by the Basile Mardi Gras Association!  
The run will take place from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, featuring the Basile Mardi Gras Runners as they visit the six historical homes in the village, begging for ingredients to make a communal gumbo and performing other traditions.  After the performance, children will be able to participate in a chicken chase, and the one who catches the chicken will win a special prize!
From 1 PM to 4 PM, attendees will get to enjoy themselves with gumbo and live music by The … (3 comments)

lafayette: Le Festival de Mardi Gras a’ Lafayette - 01/26/16 12:44 AM
Who's ready for the parades, the music, the food and the fun of Carnival season in Southwest Louisiana? That's right, it's Party Gras time! And next weekend, the place to be is Le Festival de Mardi Gras a' Lafayette, a five-day festival dedicated to the continuous celebration of Mardi Gras in a festive and safe environment.
The Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association will host the annual Le Festival de Mardi Gras a’ Lafayette from Friday, February 5 through Mardi Gras day at UL Lafayette’s Cajun Field. The Festival will include an exciting carnival mid-way, native Cajun foods, and an outstanding line-up of live music. To … (0 comments)

lafayette: Eat Lafayette - Philippe's Wine Cellar - 01/20/16 11:59 PM

The story of Philippe Simon, one of the most knowledgeable wine connoisseurs in South Louisiana, is an archetypal tale of achieving the "American Dream".  Simon grew up in France and worked for two restaurants.  During this time he honed his skill in food and wine pairing, which soon became his specialty.  Instead of picking out a wine and then deciding what to eat, Simon always advised his customers to consider the meal first; he would then help them choose a wine that would best complement the dish.
Simon became a successful restaurateur in France, yet he had always dreamed of moving to America and starting … (0 comments)

 
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