Ready for your Best Fest Yet? Take your Festival experience to the next level with Festival Passes! See the music up close and personal, enjoy shaded seating, skip long lines, and access our clean, air conditioned restrooms. These are BIG perks with a small price tag. Plus your pass purchases support Festival!
COURIR DU FESTIVAL
The Courir 5k winds through shaded downtown Lafayette during the best time of the year, Festival season! Cross the finish line right into the magic of Festival International de Louisiane with food, music, and beverages. Your participation in the race helps to fuel this ticketless, community-driven music & art festival. Racers of all ages and speeds are welcome!
WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS
Make this your year to volunteer! Be one of the 2,000 amazing people that make Festival International possible. We have opportunities in security, merchandise, Scéne des Jeunes, trash and recycling and much more. See the world of Festival from behind the scenes – be part of our Volunteer Family!
SCÈNE DES JEUNES
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Scène des Jeunes is a festival within Festival! Step into a world of kid-friendly musical performances along with face painting, arts and crafts, instruments and so much more. Our children’s area is the perfect chance to let your little ones get their energy out, all while learning about other cultures through creativity and PLAY!
Open during the Saturday and Sunday of Festival – see you there.
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.
Interested in becoming a food vendor at Festival? Applications for 2020 will open in September 2019.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Festival International takes pride in bringing in diverse, quality artwork each year to comprise our worldly art market. We support our local artists, and we open the door to skilled artisans from around the world as well. By promoting culture share through art and music, our festival takes attendees around the world in just four days. Bon Festival!
Marché des Arts
Here you’ll find fine art works such as paintings, pottery, mixed media sculptures, artisan jewelry and other handcrafted items. All items for sale in this area are personally handcrafted by the artist exhibiting.
Marché du Monde
In our World Market you’ll find commercial imports along with some personally handcrafted items. Enjoy browsing through sculptures, clothing, jewelry, ceramics, paintings, instruments and so much more!
Petit Marché is an educational experience for kids ages 6-16 to learn, hands-on, what it takes to run a business and vend in a festival setting. From applying to the show, making their craft, pricing, setting up their booth, selling to real customers and going home with hard-earned money, these little artists will get a quick grasp on what it takes to be a festival vendor!