2nd Annual Fundraiser, La Fête du Festival Announced

Lafayette, LA – Festival International de Louisiane is proud to announce the second annual La Fête du Festival, presented by Helmer Directional Drilling, to be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at The Grouse Room.

“We’re looking forward to this event and are grateful for Helmer Directional Drilling for their continued support throughout the years. We had a great turn out last year, and are hoping for a successful second year with this fundraiser,” says Scott Feehan, President of the Board of Festival International.

“We are excited to be celebrating our 30th year of Festival and keeping it accessible for everyone to enjoy. However, we all know that the festival costs money to produce,” says Renee Helmer of Helmer Directional Drilling, the event’s presenting sponsor. “We’ve helped plan a wonderful fundraiser and it is sure to be one of the best events this year! Attendees can have a great time knowing their contribution is keeping the Festival free!”, says Helmer. Continue reading “2nd Annual Fundraiser, La Fête du Festival Announced”

Three local music institutions partner for community support

Lafayette, LA – Festival International de Louisiane, Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, and Downtown Alive! Have partnered to create a music triangle of support.

The three organizations have provided free music celebrations for over 100 years, collectively.

“Music is the heartbeat of any culture. But in Acadiana, that heart beats so loudly because of our free music culture that allows anyone and everyone to see world-class live music without paying admission. Supporting this free music culture is so important to keep the music playing, for free. We wanted to make it easier for anyone who loves our free music festivals to give and be rewarded for their love,” said Kate Durio, Director of Marketing & Events, Downtown Lafayette.

Funding for each music event comes from various resources such as sponsorships, grants, donations and beverage sales. Supporters who would like to donate to Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, Downtown Alive and Festival International de Louisiane, can now do so with one monetary donation through the website www.ILoveFestivals.org. Continue reading “Three local music institutions partner for community support”

Save the Date – La Fête du Festival

Ladies & Gents! Party like it’s 1920 with Festival International de Louisiane for their annual fundraising celebration, La Fete du Festival! Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 6:30-9:30 pm at the Grouse Room, located at 1919 Kaliste Saloom Rd #303, Lafayette.

Get ready for a night of Gatsby-inspired glamour that will be a roaring good time with libations, food, entertainment and the return of a much anticipated international musical performance by a long-time Festival favorite! (Announcement coming soon.)

Stay tuned for more details and be among the first to snag special entry to the hottest bash of the season! Tickets go on sale September 25th.

Save the Date




Gulotta-Haggart named Development Director


Lafayette, LA –  Festival International de Louisiane is proud to announce the hire of Candace Gulotta-Haggart as its new Development Director. Mrs. Gulotta-Haggart comes to Festival from New Cardiovascular Horizons Foundation in Lafayette, LA where she was the Director of Development and Special Projects.

As Development Director, Gulotta-Haggart will work to secure all levels of sponsorships for the organization (over 20% of Festival International funding comes from sponsorships), coordinate fundraising events and manage the organization’s donor programs, Amis du Festival and Rain Angels. Continue reading “Gulotta-Haggart named Development Director”