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Events

Reservations are strongly recommended, especially during holidays & festivals. (See calendar below.) We also have special celebrations here at the resort for Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, & Halloween. Come join us and "pass a good time!"

January:

New Year's Celebrations - Lafayette and surrounding towns

February:

Bayou Ramble Antique Show & Sale BRASS - Opelousas, last full weekend in February

Mardi Gras In Cajun Country!
(Lafayette & surrounding parishes)

Mardi Gras is the day before Ash Wednesday, usually in February or March. (March 4, 2014)

Count on many activities throughout the 2 weekends and week preceding the final "Fat Tuesday" parades and festivities.
Lafayette's Le Festival de Mardi Gras is second only to New Orleans. (Lafayette's celebrations, in contrast to those of New Orleans, are very family-oriented and safe).
Small towns (Carencro, Church Point, Eunice, Mamou, Ville Platte, Elton, Scott) throughout Acadiana celebrate with Les Courirs des Mardi Gras, a rural Mardi Gras run based on the "beggars' feast" of medieval France.

La Grande Boucherie (BOO shar ee) - St. Martinville, Sunday before Mardi Gras

March:

Downtown Alive! (street festival - food, live entertainment) - Lafayette, Friday evenings

Azalea Trail - Lafayette

Audubon Pilgrimage - St. Francisville

World Championship Etouffee Cookoff - Eunice

"Here's the Beef" Cook-Off - Opelousas

LA Beef, Rice and Gravy Cook-Off - Lafayette

Cajun Music Festival - Eunice, 2nd Sunday after Easter

April:

Downtown Alive! - Lafayette, Friday evenings

Cajun Music Festival - Eunice, 2nd Sunday after Easter

Festival International de Louisiane - Lafayette, last full weekend (& W, Th, F evenings before)

International Cajun Joke-Tellin' Contest - Opelousas

May:

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - Breaux Bridge, 1st full weekend in May

Downtown Alive! - Lafayette, Friday evenings

St. Martin de Tours May Day - St. Martinville

Celebration of Herbs and Gardens - Sunset

Bunk Johnson Jazz Festival - New Iberia, mid-May

Zydeco Extravaganza - Lafayette, Sunday before Memorial Day Cajun Heartland State Fair - Lafayette

June:

Downtown Alive! - Lafayette, Friday evenings

Mamou Cajun Music Festival - Mamou, Friday & Saturday of the first full weekend in June

Church Point Buggy Festival - Church Point

July:

Independence-Day Celebrations - Various venues, 4th of July

Mulate's Accordion Festival - Breaux Bridge, 4th of July

Summer Cultural Arts Series - Lafayette

August:

Delcambre Shrimp Festival - Delcambre, 3rd weekend

"Le Cajun" Cajun French Music Festival - Lafayette, 3rd weekend

Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival - Plaisance/Opelousas, Saturday before Labor Day

September:

Downtown Alive! - Lafayette, Friday evenings

Mamou Cajun Music Festival - Mamou

Rayne Frog Festival - Rayne

Creole Zydeco Festival - St. Martinville, Sunday of the 1st full weekend

Festivals Acadiens - Lafayette, 3rd full weekend

Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival & Fair - New Iberia, last full weekend

October:

Downtown Alive! - Lafayette, Friday evenings

Roberts Cove Germanfest - Roberts Cove

Mamou Zydeco and Blues Festival - Mamou, 1st Friday and Saturday

Louisiana Cattle Festival & Fair - Abbeville

Cajun Heritage & Music Festival - Lafayette

Eunice Prairie Cajun Folklife Festival - Eunice, 3rd weekend

Louisiana Cotton Festival - Ville Platte

International Rice Festival - Crowley

Louisiana Yambilee - Opelousas

November:

Downtown Alive! - Lafayette, Friday evenings

Celebration of the Giant Omelette - Abbeville, 1st Sunday

Acadiana Culinary Classic - Lafayette, first weekend

The Great Chili Challenge - New Iberia, 2nd Saturday

Cracklin Festival - Port Barre

December:

Jesus is the reason for the season!

A Cajun & Creole Christmas - Lafayette & surrounding parishes, all month

Noel Acadian au Village - Lafayette, Acadian Village, December 1st until Christmas Eve

Les Chandelles de Noel - Lafayette, Vermillionville

Safari of Lights (lights, activities) - Zoo of Acadiana, Broussard

Festival of Lights - Lafayette, Oil Center, 1st Friday

Cajun Christmas Bayou Parade Breaux Bridge - 1st full weekend Iberia Parish Christmas Trail

Iberia Parish Area / New Iberia - month-long

Les Lumieres du Village d'Abbeville Abbeville - Starts Friday after Thanksgiving

St. Lucy Festival of Lights - St. Martinville, Sunday before Dec. 13

Festival of Grand Coteau - Grand Coteau

Heart of Louisiana Trail of Lights - Lafayette, Abbeville

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