Fri, Oct 13|
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles
Time & Location
Oct 13, 2023, 5:00 PM – Oct 15, 2023, 7:30 PM
Lafayette, 500 Girard Park Dr, Lafayette, LA 70503, USA
About the Event
Come join us for the special Bicentennial edition of this cherished Festival!
On March 26, 1974, CODOFIL presented the first Tribute to Cajun Music concert in Lafayette’s Blackham Coliseum. In 1976, CODOFIL moved its Tribute to Cajun Music to Girard Park near the lake and to the fall. The Natural History Museum and CODOFIL agreed to hold their respective events on the same weekend. In 1977, the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission broadened the range, joining their own Bayou food Festival, then held in the Lafayette Municipal Auditorium near the Natural History Museum. The combination of these three events focusing on the crafts, music and food of South Louisiana served as the basis for a co-op called Festivals Acadiens.
Organizers strive to present the current state of the culture through performances that can range from thoughtful preservation to daring innovation, from the oldest ballads to the latest in experimental Cajun music and zydeco, from traditional gumbos to crawfish eggrolls, from historical wooden boats to innovative multi-media folk art. And the Cajun and Creole musicians, cooks and craftsmen and women who participate in this annual event continue to invest themselves in what most rightly consider their own festivals, a self-celebration of Cajun and Creole culture.