Louisiana's International Festival
One of the beauties of Louisiana festivals is their celebration of the diverse cultures that call the state home.
The roots of the various cultures that have influenced south Louisiana run deep, and the area’s French, African, Caribbean and Hispanic heritage is clear in contemporary society. Festival International de Louisiane celebrates this blended history in spectacular and fun ways.
Each year performing, visual and culinary artists from Europe, Africa, Canada, the Caribbean and the Americas are invited to share their talents with Louisiana artists, residents and visitors.
The annual five-day festival occurs during the last full week of April, transforming historic downtown Lafayette with six music stages, food vendors, street musicians, arts and crafts boutiques, art galleries, cultural workshops, international cooking demonstrations and a world music store. All programming in this festival is designed to highlight many forms of cultural expression.
Festival International events are free to the public. For more information visit FestivalInternational.com or call 337-232-8086.