Summer in Lafayette, Louisiana, starts early and sticks around a while. It’s a time to slow down and relax but make no mistake; there’s plenty of fun to be had as well.
Stay cool with delicious frozen snoballs or a local craft beer. Give the kids a summer history lesson at Vermilionville, a historic village hosting free Creole and Acadian culture days. Take a stroll, ride a bike, or drive around town to admire some of the area’s incredible architecture and public art.
Need a playlist on your way to Lafayette or while you’re driving around town? Check out our Lafayette Weekly playlist on Spotify, where you can hear Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, and more. Plan your meals around EatLafayette, where the top restaurants around town offer incredible deals. On your way out of town, shop our local makers for a tasty or artistic souvenir.
Whether your idea of a good time involves two-stepping around one of our famous dancehalls, paddling down a bayou beneath moss-draped oaks, sitting in at a Cajun music jam, dining on authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine, cooling down with an ice-cold daiquiri or snoball, fishing for the big one, or being mesmerized by nature on a swamp tour, Lafayette is your summer headquarters for all the vacation fun Louisiana has to offer.
Need even more inspiration to visit Lafayette during the summer? Check out our Summertime Guide to Lafayette and start planning your summer getaway to the Happiest City in America.
- by Robin Roenker
- by Maggie Ward