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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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This ultimate kick-off of the holiday season will be held in Parc International amidst a winter wonderland experience.
The Sonic Christmas Parade is making a comeback as we officially welcome Santa to Lafayette. Keep the fun going and join us for an official after-party in Parc International beginning at 2:00pm.
Find unique gifts and enjoy live performances at Downtown Lafayette’s Holiday Market. We’re making your holiday shopping easy during ArtWalk!
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Parcs & Museums
Downtown is rising
Downtown Lafayette is undergoing a revitalization that is bringing new businesses and residents to the city center. Downtown’s central location, built-in infrastructure, and its role as the cultural and business center of the region has led to significant development activity in recent years, including more than 100 residential units currently under construction.
“Momentum” was the 2019 word of the year in Downtown Lafayette. Read our 2019 Annual Report to learn why.
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
After the success of both Chicken Sandwich Snackdown and Burger Battle Royale, we HAD to continue the fun competition amongst our Downtown neighbors. 16 Downtown restaurants will compete for the ultimate title: TACO TAKEDOWN CHAMPION. This exciting month-long food...
Lafayette, LA – Downtown Alive! announces their Fall lineup as they return to in-person programming this Fall in Parc International. This beloved community tradition pivoted to virtual programming throughout 2020 and Spring 2021 due to COVID-19 and managed to reach...
The Downtown Lafayette community was resilient in 2020 and is now poised for tremendous growth as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.