Festivals International in Lafayette, La

festivalAre you going to Festivals International NEXT WEEK in Lafayette, La???  We’ve got guests from France who have filled the B&B up for the weekend just to attend this great event.  Festival International de Louisiane is a community-based, non-profit arts organization that provides a FREE music and arts event celebrating the French cultural heritage of south Louisiana – primarily a combination of French, African, Caribbean, and Hispanic influences.  More Information


The annual festival is held the last full weekend in April. Celebrate the 30th year of Festival International de Louisiane April 20-24 2016 in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana. Bonne Fête au Festival!

The Music

Below is a line-up of all the bands listed in alphabetical order:
Alpha Blondy and The Solar System •A-WA An Evening w CharlElie Couture & Special Louisiana Guests Burundi Drummers •The Waifs •Rocky Dawuni Dédé Saint Prix •Chic Gamine •The Garifuna Collective Pierre Kwenders •Sonny Landreth •Tarace Boulba •BélO Boogat •West Trainz •Daby Touré •Delgrès
Cimarrón •Zachary Richard Presents: Les Étoiles de l’Immersion •Lo’Jo LUS Fiber presents: Orchestre Royal ft. TK Hulin, Lil’ Buck Sinegal, Carol Fran, & Michael Doucet L’Union Créole ft. Pascal Danae, Sunpie Barnes, Cedric Watson & Leyla McCalla Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band •Les Poules à Colin Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire w special guest Thomé Young •Vishtèn Sunpie Barnes & the Louisiana Sun Spots •Leyla McCalla Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas •Riyaaz Qawwali •Sweet Crude •Thomé Young Choro Das 3 •Atchafalaya Festivals Acadiens et Créole presents Bonsoir, Catin •Brass Mimosa Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters •Charme Chris Ardoin & NuStep Zydeko w Special Guest Connie G •Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band Flying Balalaika Brothers •Harmonouche •Les Maringouins Lost Bayou Ramblers present Poguetry in Motion ft. Spider Stacey Sabra Guzmán & David Greely •Savoy Family Band •Smoov Ras & the Reflection Soul Express Brass Band •A Tribute to Jillian Johnson ft. members of The Figs & Ginger Lee The Viatones •Ashana Sophia •Tonomono •Torn Shorts •Tortue •Coeurs Des Cordes ASArts Night Band •Lafayette High Strings *Les Bambins de Myrtle Place Elementary •L.J. Alleman Guitar Ensemble •Sabra & the Get Rights Sandy Greenberg •Tipitina’s Interns •Adeline & Robert Miller •Band Lab Marty Christian et Mardi de MusiqueExperiences
Cirque de la Rue- West Trainz •Bach Lunch – Les Poules a Colin •Cirque de la Rue- Dragon Knights Cirque de la Rue- Soul Express Brass Band

The Food

Acadiana’s cuisine is world-renown, unique and enticing. The rich culinary landscape of the area offers an international experience all in one place. Pulling influences from Spain, France, and Africa, area chefs create dynamic dishes that truly represent the spirit of Festival International de Louisiane.

The Marche

The Marché des Arts, our Fine Arts Market, showcases artists from all over the world. Here you can find fine art works such as artisan jewelry, pottery, and other handcrafted items. Whether you’re looking for your favorite vendor or that perfect scarf, plan on a unique shopping experience unlike any other.