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Connecting college students to the downtown community plays an important role in building vibrant energy throughout the district. Downtown Lafayette welcomes students and encourages everyone to embrace downtown as their own. Whether you’re new to Lafayette or have...
As the heart of Lafayette, Downtown is known for being a foodie paradise filled with a number of unique restaurants ranging from fine dining experiences to casual plate lunches. Our trendy restaurants cater to the joie de vivre that makes our downtown district one of a kind. So, we’ve compiled a list of some of Lafayette’s downtown favorites!
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.
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!
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.
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.
As we are approaching the holidays, the team at Downtown Lafayette Unlimited and Downtown Development Authority would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are so thankful to be a part of such an incredible downtown community and are looking forward to celebrating Small Business Saturday by shopping small this holiday season!
Rich culture, unique businesses, fine art, delicious food and always something fun to do! Last month, Lafayette Travel welcomed attendees from around the world for the TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) conference. TBEX is the largest conference and networking event for...
We have finally gotten a taste of better weather over here in the cajun capitol and it’s time to take advantage of it! Looking for things to do with your family this fall in Lafayette? Look no further, we have you covered from live music, indoor entertainment, and fun day trips that we know your family will love. Whether your’e a Lafayette native or visiting from out of town, be sure to mark your calendars because there is a full lineup of activities to enjoy this season.
Downtown is the place where Acadiana comes to celebrate culture AND do business! Here at Downtown Lafayette Unlimited our goal is to help orchestrate these celebrations. Not only are we celebrating our community this fall with events such as Downtown Alive! and ArtWalk but over the past month, we have celebrated new ownership of beloved historic buildings as well as 10-year business milestones and more!
Introducing our DLU team member, Gabrielle Keaton, and her interesting perspective on Downtown Lafayette as a new member of the community!