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Gallery Acadie

" Boudin & Brushes" featuring live music, local themed painting, and Boudin.

Cajun Lagniappe


Customized immersive cultural experiences by combining Local Food, Beer, Shopping & Music all in Beautiful Downtown Lafayette.

Shop Like a Local

Shop till you drop in 3 shopping-friendly areas including River Ranch, the Oil Center, & Downtown.

Sip Like a Local

Sample local favorites such as the Lafayette signature cocktail, "The Rouler", a Cajun margarita, craft beers, spicy Bloody Mary, & more.


New Orleans offers a unique experience in every season, from the endless Mardi Gras festivities of spring to the relatively quiet fall months.
  • BOUDIN MAKING WITH A FREELANCE CAJUN: Hands on Cooking Demo with tasting and live music

  • ESPRIT DE COEUR: Murder Mystery Dinners, cooking classes, and accommodations

  • GLIDE STUDIOS: cajun & Zydeco Dance Lessons with Live Music by request

  • ROCK & BOWL: Bowling with live Cajun & Zydeco music; Private rooms available for groups or parties

  • SOLA VIOLINS: Handmade Violin/Fiddles, Repairs, Building & Performances

  • WURST BIERGARTEN: Beer Garden, Retail & Performance Space, Pop Up Dinners for groups

Free Attractions

  • JEAN LAFITTE ACADIAN CULTURAL CENTER: Museum & Free Film on Deportation of Acadians 

  • ST. JOHN'S CHURCH: Church Tour, Cemetery & 500-Year-Old Live Oak

  • FRENCH TABLESSpeak Cajun French with locals from around Acadiana 

  • LA MAISON DE BEGNAUD: Tourist attraction, information center, and souvenir shop with free French class every Wednesday and live music Friday nights

  • LOCAL BREWERIES: Bayou Teche Brewing, Cajun Brewing, Parish Brewing

  • RANK WILDCAT SPIRITS: Distillery, Tap Room & Guided Tours

Old street, French Quarter of New Orleans, 1920s.


Flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans 2005
  • DAYTIME & NIGHT SWAMP TOURS: Variety of guided tours via Airboat, Canoe, Kayak, Large & Large & Small boat 

  • BAYOU TECHE EXPERIENCE: Self & Guided Kayaking in the Swamps Available in German & French

  • PACK & PADDLEOutdoor Outfitter & Events

  • KELLY'S LANDING: John Deere Toy Collection, Crawfish & Rice Farm Tours, Cajun Meal Available

  • JUNGLE GARDENS: Bird City Located on Avery Island

  • BICYCLE RENTALS: Downtown Lafayette & Avery Island 

  • LAFAYETTE AZALEA TRAIL: Free Driving Trail

Food - Tours

  • TABASCO FACTORY: Featuring Processing, Bottling, & Tabasco Country Store

  • CAJUN BOUDIN TRAIL: The Cajun Boudin Trail puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to discovering Louisiana's best boudin

  • CAJUN FOOD TOUROutdoor Outfitter & Events

  • KONRIKO RICE MILL: Oldest Operating Rice Mill in the U.S.



  • Buck & Johnny's: Zydeco Brunch Saturdays

  • Blue Dog Cafe: Sunday Brunch

  • Prejean's Restaurant: Open 7 Days with Live Music

  • Randol's Restaurant & Cajun Dancehall: Open 7 Days with Live Music 


  • Blue Moon Saloon: Hostel & Live Music Venue Wed-Sun

  • Grouse Room: Live Music Venue Wed-Sat

  • Warehouse 535: Live Music Venue & Reception Hall

  • Feed & Seed: Live Music Venue Fri-Sun & Dance Lessons Thursdays



  • Bach Lunch: Friday Lunchtime in Spring & Fall

  • Downtown Alive!: Friday evenings Spring & Fall

  • Rhythms on the River: Thursdays evenings Spring & Fall


New Orleans School of Cooking Demonstration, courtesy of New Orleans School of Cooking.
  • ALEXANDRE MOUTON HOUSE: 1800s Historic Home with Period Furnishings, Memorabilia & Seasonal Collections

  • LARC'S ACADIAN VILLAGE: Museum of Authentic Acadian Homes & Guided Group Tours

  • ACADIANA BYWAYSAuthentic House Dance, Cajun Christmas, & Rural Mardi Grad with Mask Making

  • MARTIN ACCORDIONS: Accordion Building & Cajun/Zydeco Music Played by the Martin Family

  • VERMILIONVILLE: Cajun, Creole & Native American Living History Museum, Restaurant, Cooking School, Boat Tours, Watershed Exhibit, Dance Lesson, & Live Music on Weekends

  • LAFAYETTE SCIENCE MUSEUM & PLANETARIUM: Liberal Arts & Science Education 

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