Festival International de Louisiane

April 20-24, 2016
Downtown Lafayette

Come Celebrate One of Lafayette's Best Free Festival
Lafayette’s annual Festival International de Louisiane provides the ideal opportunity to discover what makes Lafayette so unique. The largest free Francophone festival in the country, Festival International de Louisiane began in 1986 and each year celebrates the connections between Acadiana and the Francophone world. Hundreds of performing and visual artists from 15 countries, along with Lafayette’s own artists, residents and visitors, converge on six stages across downtown Lafayette during Festival International. Music, dancing, cuisine, theater, cooking demonstrations, storytelling, visual arts, crafts, and street animation are all part of the Festival International experience. Lafayette’s galleries and theaters will host musicians, dancers, thespians, writers and other artists sharing their unique stories from around the world through their work. Festival International’s food vendors and cooking demonstrations will delight foodies with the bold and subtle flavors of jambalaya, seafood, French pastries, Creole gumbo and other dishes from diverse culture.

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