Do you like Cajun and Creole music? Festivals Acadiens et Créoles returns in March to Parc Girard

The world’s largest free Cajun and Creole music festival returns to Lafayette this spring.

The Acadian and Creole Festivals will host two festivals in 2022 under the theme “Le Grand Retour” or “Le Grand Retour”. The first festival will take place from March 18 to 20 at Parc Girard.

The weekend will be filled with South Louisiana culture, cuisine, music, crafts and workshops. The Tour des Attakapas race will also be back.

“In 2021, when we felt it best to postpone our event for health and safety reasons, we decided to hold the makeup in March 2022, in part to honor our own roots,” says Festival founder Barry Ancelet, in a press release.

“The Acadian and Creole Festivals were born in March 1974 during a special concert sponsored by CODOFIL and held at the Blackham Coliseum. We are now, of course, a larger and more complex outdoor affair, filling Lafayette’s Girard Park with a wide array of Cajun and Creole music, dance, cuisine, crafts and visual arts. But the spirit of that first self-celebration is still what guides us each year as we prepare and present our annual event.

The music lineup, poster and pin will be unveiled next month. If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a Friend of the Festival, you will find forms on

This article originally appeared on Lafayette Daily Advertiser: The Acadian and Creole Festivals return to Girard Mars Park

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