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Festival International de Louisiane 2023

Apr 24, 2023 03:01PM ● By Jessica Waldrop

Festival International de Louisiane is a free, family-friendly annual celebration of music, arts, and culture.  The festival has been a staple of the Lafayette community for over three decades and draws thousands of visitors each year from around the world.

The Festival International de Louisiane 2023 is to take place from April 26th through the 30th, with five days of music, art, and food from around the world. The festival will feature over 100 performances across six stages.  It boasts a diverse lineup of artists spanning a range of genres, from Cajun and Zydeco to rock, blues, and world music. Louisiana native Lauren Daigle will be the headliner for the festival, she will take the stage Thursday night at 9:30pm.

The festival will also showcase the arts, with a variety of visual art installations and exhibits. The line-up also includes performances by street performers, dancers, and other artists. The festival's Arts Market will feature over 70 artists selling their handmade creations ranging from jewelry and pottery to paintings and sculpture.

One of the highlights of the Festival International de Louisiane is the food. The festival hosts a wide variety of food vendors selling everything from traditional Louisiana cuisine, such as crawfish étouffée and jambalaya, to international fare, such as tacos, gyros, and sushi.

The festival is also a family-friendly event, with a dedicated children's area offering hands-on activities, face painting, and performances geared towards young festival-goers. The festival's Cultural Heritage Tent will also offer educational opportunities for visitors to learn more about the diverse cultures and traditions that make up the Acadiana region.

Overall, the Festival International de Louisiane 2023 promises to be a celebration of music, art, and culture like no other. With its diverse lineup of artists, vibrant atmosphere, and emphasis on community and cultural exchange, it is sure to be an event that visitors and locals alike will not want to miss.

For the 2023 schedule, music lineup, or for more information, visit their website here.