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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Restaurants & Bars

Live Performances

Parcs & Museums

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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

Best of Acadiana 2022

Best of Acadiana 2022

Congratulations to all of our Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (DLU) members selected as The Daily Advertiser’s Best of Acadiana 2022 winners! We are so proud to see such notable downtown businesses celebrated across Acadiana. Our members are amazing, and the community sure does know it!

These include:

Fallin’ Into Family Friendly Fun

Fallin’ Into Family Friendly Fun

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.

Celebrating Downtown Business’ Milestones

Celebrating Downtown Business’ Milestones

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!

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