The main attractions of Louisiana are the Lafayette Festivals. Lafayette events kick off the season with the Cajun Heartland State Fair. An 11-day family event held in the spring. This is the first of two major events held in Lafayette. The second being Festivals Acadiens et Creoles. This race is part of celebrating the peoples Cajun and Creole heritage. This event combines three festivals together. A music festival, food festival, and arts and crafts festival make up this all-inclusive celebration.
Festivals in Lafayette are a great way to experience all of what makes Louisiana grand. The music, food, and handmade items from area artisans are a cultural treat. A true favorite is the Lafayette Music Festivals. Festival International de Louisiane is a free, 5-days of music, and arts festival that Lafayette holds every year. The performers are a variety of unique and emerging artist that come from all over.