LET DOWNTOWN SURPRISE YOU
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.
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
23 Things To Do Downtown In 2023
2022 was a blast, but we believe Downtown Lafayette is only getting better! That’s why we’ve created a list of 23 things to do next time you find yourself downtown or if you’re planning a trip to visit. From shopping, live music, incredible food, art, there’s no shortage of things to do downtown this year!
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.
Downtown Lafayette’s Winter Wonderland
These holiday competitions are just one of the many ways Downtown Lafayette supports its local artists, small businesses, and close-knit community. Make plans with your loved ones to visit downtown through the month of December to walk amidst a winter wonderland.