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Fall's Delicious Food Festivals Fall's Delicious Food Festivals
We don't just eat our favorite foods. We celebrate them with full-out festivals.
Culinary Trail Signature Dish: Boudin Culinary Trail Signature Dish: Boudin
Boudin, a spicy Cajun sausage, is one of the region's most popular eat-on-the-go foods.
Restaurants and Culinary Experiences Near Opelousas and Eunice Restaurants and Culinary Experiences Near Opelousas and Eunice
Pairie Home Cooking Culinary Trail includes St. Landry Parish, north of Lafayette.
Paddle and Kayak Adventures in Louisiana Paddle and Kayak Adventures in Louisiana
Enjoy an 'opportunity to just lose yourself' on quiet waters around the state.
Ten Things to Do in St. Martin Parish Ten Things to Do in St. Martin Parish
Welcome to St. Martin Parish, where Cajun culture runs deep, the music is hopping and dancing with brunch is the norm, and Louisiana's outdoor scene begs you to come and play.
Horse Racing Tracks Around Louisiana Horse Racing Tracks Around Louisiana
Don't miss the excitement of live horse racing and off-track wagering at the state's four racetracks.
Cajun Christmas in Southern Louisiana: Traditions and Events Cajun Christmas in Southern Louisiana: Traditions and Events
Cajun Country in Louisiana celebrates the holidays just like the rest of the nation. However, they like to throw in some Cajun holiday traditions that make for a merry ol’ time!
Cajun Mardi Gras Cajun Mardi Gras
You may be familiar with the New Orleans-style Mardi Gras, but have you ever danced for a chicken at a Cajun Country Courir de Mardi Gras?
Six Spring Festivals You Didn’t Know You Had to See Six Spring Festivals You Didn’t Know You Had to See
Get out to experience unique and different festivals in the Spring.
It's Crawfish Festival Season in Louisiana! It's Crawfish Festival Season in Louisiana!
It's crawfish season and this is your guide to discover everything crawfish — all the festivals and all the crawfish you could ever want!
How To Speak Cajun How To Speak Cajun
Try out a few new sayings in Cajun! You'll sound like a local in no time.
Birding Atchafalaya Basin Birding Atchafalaya Basin
Find almost perfect ingredients for a successful spring birding trip in south Louisiana just off Interstate 10.
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The area of Lafayette, Louisiana is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole Country, an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’. The rich cultural history, the tasty culinary scene and the distinctive Cajun and Zydeco music are all part of the cultural legacy created by the diverse people who settled here — Acadian, Creole, French, African, Spanish, Italian and Native Americans. It’s an area where the Cajun dialect is still spoken.

Visit Eunice and Opelousas for the Zydeco music, and Breaux Bridge for the crawfish. Head to St. Martinville (one of Louisiana's oldest towns and historically significant to the Acadian legacy) to see the beautiful architecture and buildings, many of which are listed on the historic register. Visit museums, antique markets, plantations, and historic churches. You must try the region’s famous boudin (sausage), dance to live music and visit one of the many festivals happening year-round such as Festival International de Louisiane, the Sweet Dough Pie Festival or Courir de Mardi Gras

Once you’ve had your fill of crawfish, sweet dough pies, cracklins, étouffée, catfish, head into the boundless wonders of the Atchafalaya Basin, the largest river swamp, containing almost one million acres of swamps, bayous, and backwater lakes. Learn more about the Lafayette area's restaurants and food.  Start planning your trip!

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