As the heart of our community and the center of Acadiana, we invite you to explore what makes Downtown Lafayette an unforgettable place to be.


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Who is Downtown Lafayette?

Downtown Lafayette is represented by two organizations: the Downtown Development Authority and Downtown Lafayette Unlimited. They work together to help Downtown thrive.

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Downtown Lafayette is rising

Lafayette Consolidated Government’s drainage construction will begin downtown. This is just one of several projects that will be taking place downtown to mitigate flooding, upgrade the drainage system, and protect residences and businesses. We are grateful for our local government’s commitment to infrastructure improvements in the downtown area.

Over the last year, Downtown has grown by leaps and bounds. Check out our annual report to learn more about our 2021 year and the plans and goals we have for 2022. 

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Downtown is where Lafayette happens

Downtown is where the residents of Lafayette and Acadiana come to work and play. Something exciting is always happening at the numerous businesses, organizations, galleries, restaurants, music venues, and festivals located Downtown. Stay up-to-date on Downtown news and stories when you subscribe to our newsletters, or follow us on social media.

Recent News & Stories

15 Downtown Shops For the Mom in Your Life

15 Downtown Shops For the Mom in Your Life

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and we know you didn’t forget! You’re waiting to find that extra special something, so let us help you! Downtown Lafayette is chock full of shops we know your mom (or the mom in your life) will love. Keep reading for the ULTIMATE Mother’s Day shopping guide in Downtown Lafayette.

The History of Downtown Alive!

The History of Downtown Alive!

What started as a small street party on Jefferson Street has evolved into a large-scale concert series attended by thousands and is still thriving 40 years later. Downtown Alive! celebrates music, culture, and everything downtown offers as Louisiana’s longest-standing FREE outdoor concert series produced by non-profit organization, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited.

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