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  • Canstruction Lafayette 2013

    April 8, 2013 7:26 AM

    Second Harvest Food Bank Acadiana partnered with Festival International for "Canstruction Lafayette 2013" to help bring an end to hunger in the community. This event includes art structures made entirely of cans in honor of the theme "Turning 30 is All Fun and Games". The "canstructions" will be on display... more »
  • AOC's Volunteer Crew Training for Festival International

    March 19, 2013 7:55 AM

    AOC Community Media will have Volunteer Crew Training for Festival International. This training will take place at AOC on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. For more info call: 337-232-4434 Or visit: This is the recruitment information to potential volunteers. What's better than joining a... more »
  • 2013 Festival Internationalal De Louisiane

    March 13, 2013 8:07 AM

    Festival International is only a few weeks away. The event takes place April 24th - 28th, 2013 in Downtown Lafayette! Dana Baker, Festival Executive Director Festival Executive Director, stopped by GMA to give us a sneak peek into the new transportation schedule, this year's lineup and how Festival Fans can... more »
  • Quebecers at home at Festival International

    April 28, 2012 12:37 AM

    It's in the music and it's in the food; the French spirit is everywhere at Festival International. Any given day over the weekend you may hear: "Oh, bonjour! Bienvenue!" It's something that makes our friends to the north feel right at home. "We have French roots here... more »
  • Volunteers make Festival International rock

    April 26, 2012 11:08 PM

    Festival rocks. That's a given. Dozens of bands are on tap for the weekend and thousands of people are in town from all over the globe and it's free for everyone. People like Jack Turner help make that possible. Turner volunteers his time in the CD Booth. "What we... more »
  • Behind the Scenes of Festival International Set Up

    April 24, 2012 7:03 PM

    The 26th annual Festival International de Louisiane is only a day away, but setting everything up has been in the works since Sunday. Tents and stages, merchandise and more are almost all in place for Festival weekend. Area companies come back year after year doing the heavy lifting and... more »
  • LCG $5 Million Deficit Could Leave Arts Groups High and Dry

    March 28, 2012 7:26 PM

    A $5 million deficit has Lafayette City-Parish council members debating on how to fill the gap, by either making cuts for next year's budget, or increasing revenues. Talks of cuts could mean the deficit might hurt arts and public service organizations in Lafayette. "With our current budget we are... more »
  • Festival International 2012 pin unveiling

    February 13, 2012 9:42 AM

    Festival has unveiled the official 2012 cloisonnee and blinking pins. This will mark the 26th year of the event. Purchase of the pins help keep the Festival free. For more info call: 337-232-8086 or visit:
  • Downtown crimes during Festival; stats point down

    April 29, 2011 9:42 PM

    Two days after a pair of teenagers were attacked in downtown Lafayette, some people are asking if there are enough police on the streets for the festival. Cpl. Paul Mouton of the Lafayette Police Department says it's part of his job to make sure your experience is a safe... more »
  • Master Drummers of Burundi

    April 29, 2011 2:15 AM

    Every high energy, heart pounding beat resonates through your body as the Master Drummers of Burundi sing, dance and hammer out exciting rhythms on their drums made of hollowed out trees and cow hides. "We're here to get people up off their feet and a smile upon their lips... more »
  • New Way to Volunteer at Festival International

    April 26, 2011 2:43 AM

    Preparations are underway for Festival International de Louisiane. Crews are busy constructing the six stages for the five-day music festival in downtown Lafayette. The festival is in it's 25th year and relies heavily on community support; purchasing festival pins helps keep festival free for everyone, and the event is also... more »
  • Festival International Preparations Start Today

    April 25, 2011 6:09 AM

    All is quiet in Downtown Lafayette at this hour, but that's sure to change later on today. Setup begins for Festival International, the transformation of the City into one big music venue. It all kicks off Wednesday night, when you can catch performances by Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express,... more »
  • Festival International App!

    April 21, 2011 6:11 AM

    There's an app for Festival International. The festival kicks off next week, but you can download the free eye phone app today. You can read about all of the bands, listen to their music, and watch a video. You can also search and download from your I-tunes just go there... more »
  • 25th Annual Festival International de Louisiane

    January 31, 2011 6:12 AM

    Event Name: 25th Annual Festival International de Louisiane Organization : Festival International de Louisiane Event Place: Downtown Lafayette Event Date: April 27-May 1, 2011 Event Time: throughout the 5 days Event Phone Number: 337-232-8086 Event Website:
  • Lafayette Named One of America's Top Music Towns

    July 8, 2010 11:47 PM

    A California music critic for the Oakland Tribune has named Lafayette one of America's most tuneful cities. In High Notes: America's best music towns , Jim Harrington writes: "Louisiana's fourth largest city, located roughly two hours west of [New Orleans], is such an appealing hotbed of authentic Cajun, Creole, zydeco... more »
  • Police Report No Major Incidents During Festival International

    April 27, 2010 6:50 PM

    The Lafayette Police Department reported only minor incidents occurring over the 5 day event of Festival International. Below is a list of the incidents reported and arrest made at the festival: A total of 2 arrestees were transported to the Lafayette Parish Correction Center. 1. 1 Arrest for Disturbing... more »
  • Volunteers Keep Festival International Free

    April 24, 2010 8:01 PM

    Thousands swarm the streets of Lafayette during Festival International enjoying the music, food and shopping, but without the 1500 volunteers behind the scenes, the festival wouldn’t even be possible. "Without the volunteers, it wouldn’t matter how many sponsors we had, it gives it the personality that it... more »
  • Festival Fun; Rain or Shine

    April 23, 2010 11:50 PM

    Much like the music, wind whipped through the streets of downtown Lafayette Friday, and a light mist at night prompted some to pop their umbrellas. While crowds seemed a little thinner than they were Thursday night, many festival-goers embraced the conditions. "It's perfect, it's cool, it's peaceful, it's wonderful, come... more »
  • Festival Night Jam

    April 23, 2010 7:53 PM

    If you just can't get enough of your favorite musicians, we've learned of an after-hours place to get an encore performance. It's sort of a hidden treasure of Festival, but also a tradition for many years. The Comfort Inn on Evangeline Thruway is the official Hotel for Festival International.... more »
  • Festival International Brings Business to Lafayette

    April 22, 2010 1:11 PM

    Festival International brings thousands of people and more than $22 million dollars into Acadiana each year. Some local businesses say it pays to be downtown amidst the action. On Jefferson Street, art gallery and salon owner Mark Isaac says he expects this year to be bigger than ever.... more »
  • Iphone App & Online Planner for Festival International

    April 20, 2010 1:43 PM

    Now you can text message, Tweet and Facebook your way through Festival International. The latest technology is bringing this year's Festival to a whole new level. With a touch of an iphone or click of a computer mouse, festival goers can find out everything about the events. The... more »
  • Getting Ready for Festival International De Louisiana

    April 19, 2010 12:05 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette is getting ready for the annual Festival International de Louisiana. The festival returns to downtown Thursday through Sunday. Kim Neustrom, vice president of marketing on the Festival's board of directors, says there will be an increased focus on children's activities Saturday and Sunday. And for... more »
  • Festival International Organizers Looking For Volunteers

    March 11, 2010 12:30 PM

    Lafayette, LA - Festival International is only two months away and we need your help! Festival International is truly a community event. Our volunteers are an integral part of the Festival team, and are vital to our longevity and success. The Festival offers an array of opportunities for volunteers, such... more »
  • Festival International 2010 Lineup Announced

    January 19, 2010 12:17 PM

    Lafayette, LA - Festival International de Louisiane celebrates 24 years of music, art, cuisine and so much more! This year's phenomenal line-up includes performances by Steele Pulse, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, King Sunny Adé, Sierra Leone's Refugee Allstars, and Sonny Landreth. Over 100 performances over 5 days and its... more »
  • News Conference January 18, 2010 at 11 a.m.

    January 17, 2010 11:12 PM

    Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel in conjunction with Festival International and Le Centre International de Lafayette will hold an 11 a.m. news conference Monday, January 18, 2010 (tomorrow) at the Martin Luther King Center to announce a benefit concert to support relief efforts in Haiti.
  • Lafayette History Pt. 3-B

    November 20, 2009 12:08 PM

    While Lafayette is beginning to climb out of the "Oil Pits" by the mid 80's, oil companies are moving out of the Oil Center and the medical industry starts moving in. USL is an unrealized asset and downtown is becoming an international festivity; this was Lafayette in the late 1980's.

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