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  • 2nd Annual Scott Boudin Festival Play Video

    April 4, 2014 8:01 AM

    The Scott 2014 Boudin Festival will take place at 125 Lions Club Street in Scott, LA. The event will last from April 4 - 6, 2014. There will be carnival rides, games and boudin contest!! For more info call: 337-233-1130 Or visit: www.laboudinfestival.com
  • Annual Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival Play Video

    March 18, 2014 6:14 AM

    The Annual Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival will takes place March 21 - 23 at Nicholls State University. The fun begins Friday, March 21 at 3pm. On Saturday, there will be 12 hours of continuous music and a 5K Can-Can Run/ 1 Mile White Boot Waddle! Sunday ends with the Pine... more »
  • Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Underway Play Video

    August 30, 2013 7:16 PM

    One of the state's oldest festivals is underway in Morgan City. The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival kicked off last night and will continue through the Labor Day weekend. For the first time in years, festival goers only have to worry about overeating and getting a sunburn. The last... more »
  • 21st Annual Smoked Meat Festival Play Video

    June 26, 2013 7:22 AM

    The 21st Annual Smoked Meat Festival takes place June 28-29, 2013 at the Northside Civic Center in Ville Platte, LA. This is the VVA Chapter 632's biggest fundraiser of the year. There will be the World Championship Smoked Meat Cook-Off; Jamie Bergeron and Category 6 performing on Friday along with... more »
  • Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival Play Video

    May 23, 2013 7:42 AM

    The Krotz Springs Sport's men's Heritage Festival will take place on Friday, May 24th through 26th, in Nall Park at 6 p.m. There will be Live music, carnival rides, fur fin and feather wild game cook-off, raffles and a vehicle show. For more info call: 337-257-4999 Or visit:... more »
  • Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival & Annual Blood Drive Play Video

    April 25, 2013 7:35 AM

    United Blood Services and Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Committee are hosting a blood drive at Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge on the Bloodmobile. This event will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. All donors will receive a Special Crawfish T-shirt and a FREE... more »
  • 2013 Scott Boudin Festival

    March 25, 2013 5:01 AM

    The Scott Boudin Festival Association,Inc and the City of Scott will present the Inaugural Scott Boudin Festival at Scott City Hall Monday, March 25, 2013 at 4 p.m. This ceremony will take place at 125 Lions Club Road in the city of Scott. The Scott Boudin Festival will take... more »
  • 2013 Scott Boudin Festival pageant and Festival

    March 12, 2013 6:50 AM

    The City of Scott and the Boudin Festival Association presents the Scott Boudin Festival Pageant and Festival. Pageant registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Scott Events Center. The pageant takes place at 100 Lions Club road in Scott, Louisiana. The pageant is open to... more »
  • Hundreds Participate in Mamou Courir de Mardi Gras

    February 12, 2013 5:57 PM

    In Evangeline Parish, the Courir de Mardi Gras carried on as planned in Mamou. The party kicked off early Tuesday morning with singing, dancing and lots of drinking as dozens keep the 65 year old courir tradition alive. "It's just like speaking French and eating gumbo and boudin... more »
  • Festival Internationalal De Louisiane 2013

    January 30, 2013 7:41 AM

    Lafayette, LA -Festival International de Louisiane is pleased to announce the Official 2013 Cloisonné Pin and Poster are available now at www.festivalinternationalcom . The Festival Pin and Poster were unveiled at Festival's annual Pin Premiere party held January 24, 2013 Parc International in Downtown Lafayette. In addition to showcasing... more »
  • Atchafalaya Basin Festival

    November 9, 2012 8:48 AM

    Atchafalaya Basin Festival put on by Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2012. The festival starts at 7 am and last until 11 pm. For more info call: 337-205-2443 or visit: www.AtchafalayaBasinFestival.com or www.facebook.com/AtchafalayaBasinFestival
  • Louisiana hosts annual book festival Saturday

    October 26, 2012 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Book lovers will get the opportunity to hear from and speak with authors on Saturday at the annual Louisiana Book Festival. The celebration of reading and writing, held in downtown Baton Rouge around the state Capitol, runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event... more »
  • Bayou Vermilion Districts inaugural Bayou Vermilion Festival Boat Parade

    October 18, 2012 9:07 AM

    Laissez les bons temps couler! The community is invited to let the good times flow on Sunday, October 21 for Bayou Vermilion Districts inaugural Bayou Vermilion Festival Boat Parade. The Bayou Vermilion Festival boat parade is a celebration of and on the Vermilion River and aims to increase awareness... more »
  • Food trucks get their own festival in New Orleans

    October 11, 2012 7:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In a city that seems to have a festival for just about any occasion, there will soon be a new addition: One for food trucks. On Thursday, food trucks are gathering in the Central City neighborhood to showcase their food and petition the city and residents... more »
  • Holden mum on who got festival tickets

    July 16, 2012 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden won't say who got his office's 30 tickets to a luxury suite at the Bayou Country Superfest in May. According to The Advocate newspaper, the tickets were worth about $9,000. Holden, the Visit Baton Rouge organization and the... more »
  • Ordinance Seeks To Curb Underage Drinking At International Rice Festival

    June 11, 2012 10:55 PM

    Changes could be in store for this year's International Rice Festival in Crowley. Tuesday night, an ordinance will be introduced at the Crowley City Council, which would require that "drink bracelets" be purchased by anyone over 21 who wishes to drink at the festival. "The goal is two-fold," said... more »
  • Annual Opelousas Spice & Music Festival

    May 30, 2012 8:54 AM

    The City of Opelousas will be hosting the annual Opelousas Spice & Music Festival. The music & market started April 13, 2012 and has been at the Farmer's Market Pavilion each week since. The best local music and the finest homegrown vegetables are at Music & Market. The Spice and... 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 »
  • Festival des Fleurs de Louisiane Garden Show

    April 4, 2012 10:17 AM

    The festival will be at Blackham Colisuem on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The doors open at 8:00 am and the fun lasts until 5:00pm. There will be over 80 booths and vendors on hand. The master gardeners will also have a booth. Tickets are $5 for people 12 years of... more »
  • Washington Catfish Festival & Pageant

    April 3, 2012 8:38 AM

    The Town of Washington is hosting the Washington Catfish Festival & Pageant. The pageant will take place on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 8:30 am. The contestants will participate in various activities to become the new royalty, and the winners will be announced that evening. The festival will take place... 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 »
  • UL Festival of Arts 2012 - Music

    March 27, 2012 11:15 AM

    UL Lafayette is continuing their Festival of Arts with upcoming concerts. Angelle Hall will be the location of a free concert on March 28th, 2012, at 7:30pm. The show will include a Louisiana permeire of "The End of the World". The orchrasta will include members from over 30 universities. ... more »
  • Krewe of Rio Prepping for Saturday's Parade

    February 10, 2012 6:33 PM

    Lafayette's Krewe of Carnival en Rio unloaded boxes and loaded floats ahead of Saturday night's Lafayette parade. The Krewe of Rio put the finishing touches on floats in their den, unloading pallets of beads and trinkets. "The people out here put hours and hours in daily. It takes a... more »
  • Maroon 5 to headline Gulfport Music Festival

    January 12, 2012 10:36 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Pop rock band Maroon 5, whose latest release "Moves Like Jagger" featuring Christina Aguilera was at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, will headline this year's Gulfport Music Festival. Organizers said Wednesday that the second annual festival will take place at Jones Park May 18,... more »
  • Festival of Light Kicks Off Holiday, Boosts Business

    December 2, 2011 11:33 PM

    Friday night was the 18th annual Festival of Light in Lafayette's Oil Center. While it's always a good way to get in the holiday spirit, it's also a much needed boost for small businesses, looking to jump start holiday shopping. This year's Festival of Light was complete with a... more »
  • UL vs Festival Acadiens et Creoloes

    October 15, 2011 11:53 PM

    Beautiful weather and tons of events going on across Acadiana, one of the biggest rivalries though was UL Homecoming verses Festivals Acadians et Creoles. You couldn't tell that the festival was competing at all for attendance against UL. Thousands packed into Girard Park ready to listen to the sounds... more »
  • DTA! on October 14, 2011

    October 13, 2011 9:15 AM

    DTA! UL HOMECOPING PEP RALLY & FESTIVAL ACADIENS ET CREOLE CELEBRATION
  • Lumberjack Festival beginning in Springhill

    October 7, 2011 7:21 AM

    SPRINGHILL, La. (AP) - Music, arts and crafts, and an antique tractor display are among the attractions at a northwestern Louisiana fall festival that kicks off for the 28th time this weekend. The Springhill Lumberjack Festival begins Saturday morning with a parade and the opening of a car, truck and... more »
  • Tropical Storm May Hit During Festival

    August 31, 2011 7:46 PM

    A tropical storm may take aim at Morgan City. The owner of Skipper's Sporting Goods says business is great because he sells dozens of festival shirts each year at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. But, workers are concerned business might not be as good if weather keeps festival-goers away. However,... more »
  • Second Annual Bayou Country Superfest Kicks Off

    May 28, 2011 11:54 PM

    In Baton Rouge this weekend, it is one big party over at Tiger Stadium. The Bayou Country Superfest kicked off Saturday and KATC'S Chris Welty was there and met up with some die hard country fans. "Good music and let the good times roll cher," said Dylan Ainsworth... more »
  • Unique Tradition at Crawfish Festival

    May 8, 2011 12:06 AM

    Crawfish-lovers from all over are pouring into Breaux Bridge this weekend for the annual Crawfish Festival. KATC'S Chris Welty was there and gives us a closer look at one of the festivals unique traditions. Music, dancing, and of course good food. A similar scene at any festival, including the... 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 »
  • Jazz Fest Announces 2011 Posters

    February 16, 2011 7:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has announced the 2011 posters. The official Jazz Fest poster features legendary musician and festival favorite Jimmy Buffett, painted by New Orleans artist Garland Robinette. The Congo Square poster features Grand Marshal "Fats" Houston, in his traditional attire, painted... more »
  • Cinema on the Bayou Festival Kicks Off

    January 26, 2011 11:39 PM

    The 6th Annual Cinema on the Bayou Festival kicked off Wednesday night at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. The film festival celebrates movies, filmmakers and the entertainment industry in south Louisiana, and it's also a boost to Acadiana's economy. "We have arrived, and film has arrived to Lafayette... more »
  • Lafayette's Newest Festival: LA Festival

    November 11, 2010 9:11 AM

    Lafayette's newest festival kicks off Saturday at Parc International. "LA Festival" sets itself apart from the rest because of its cause-- proceeds benefit the Atchafalaya Basin, supporting the Basinkeeper project. Also, for every ticket sold, boy scouts will plant a cypress tree in the Basin. The event... more »
  • Music festival producer arrested on rape charge

    November 5, 2010 9:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man who produces two of New Orleans' largest music festivals was arrested Friday on a rape charge, but his lawyer says he has been falsely accused. Stephen Rehage, founder and producer of Voodoo Fest and producer of the Essence Music Festival, was freed on $10,000... more »
  • 3rd Annual Festival of Words

    November 4, 2010 7:07 AM

    The 3rd Annual Festival of words begins today in Grand Coteau, Sunset, Arnaudville and surrounding communities. The event celebrates the written and spoken word through public readings and performances, student creative writing contests; open mics; writing workshops in the schools and community; and "drive-by poetry." The 2010 festival features... more »
  • 38th Annual Frog Festival: Frog Jumping and Racing Contest

    November 2, 2010 11:45 AM

    The 38th Annual Rayne Frog Festival are inviting visitors to participate in the unique Frog Racing and Jumping contests. The contests will be held from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm, Saturday, November 13th, under the Festival Pavilion. The Frog Racing and Jumping contests made their debut appearance at the third annual... more »
  • The Festival of Words

    November 1, 2010 10:30 AM

    The Festival of Words will be held in Grand Coteau and Sunset at several locations, November 4 -- 6, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The festival will take place all day on Saturday.
  • American Idol Contestant To Play At Frog Fest

    October 22, 2010 4:07 PM

    The Rayne Frog Festival will feature an appearance by American Idol Finalist and Country Recording Artist Bucky Covington on Saturday, November 13th beginning at 10:30pm and playing until 12:00 midnight under the festival pavilion. Covington made it to the final eight during the 2006 season, and signed a deal with... more »
  • Update: Rickey Jackson Defends Himself After Missing Cattle Festival Parade

    October 19, 2010 7:14 PM

    An update on the controversy surrounding a special guest at last week's Cattle Festival. Some in abbeville say they were snubbed! That's when Saints Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson, who was heavily promoted to attend the event, was a no-show. His photo surfaced in a Mississippi newspaper, signing... more »
  • Former Saint Ricky Jackson Defends Himself For Missing Cattle Festival Parade

    October 19, 2010 5:12 PM

    KATC's Jim Hummel was the only television reporter in Abbeville when Saints Hall of Famer Ricky Jackson came to defend himself for missing the Cattle Festival Parade.
  • Writers' Guild of Acadiana Book Festival

    October 15, 2010 9:11 AM

    Writers' Guild of Acadiana Book Festival will be at Cest' des Arts Theater in Downtown Lafayette on Saturday October 30th from 8am - 5pm WGA is presenting a one time event in Acadiana a Book Festival for readers,writers and authors. We have local authors coming in to present workshops... more »
  • New Orleans Film Festival Takes Center Stage Friday

    October 14, 2010 2:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Suspense-filled dramas, psychological thrillers, romantic triangles and stories based on real-life events take center stage Friday as independent filmmakers convene for the 21st annual New Orleans Film Festival. The seven-day festival launches with British film director Jake Scott's drama, "Welcome to the Rileys," starring James... more »
  • 74th International Rice Festival

    October 14, 2010 9:17 AM

    The 74th International Rice Festival kicks off today in Crowley. There will be tons of entertainment, a rice run, and car show waterfowl calling contest. The Rice Festival launched an iphone app this year, where you can find all the information you want, including food that will be at... more »
  • Did Rickey Jackson Snub Abbeville?

    October 12, 2010 2:14 AM

    NFL Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson was supposed to be the guest of honor at this weekend's 62nd Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival in Abbeville, but Jackson was nowhere to be found among the thousands of people who packed the streets. Festival president Francis Plaisance found out early Saturday morning that... more »
  • Chef Paul Prudhomme King of The Yambilee Festival

    October 11, 2010 1:07 PM

    Chef Paul Prudhomme has cooked for two Presidents, heads of states and American troops across the globe. But he has never reigned as a king - until now. The Louisiana Yambilee, a grand sweet potato festival in Chef Paul's hometown of Opelousas, La, has named Prudhomme king of its... more »
  • Dirty Dancing at Festivals Acadiens et Creoles

    October 9, 2010 9:54 PM

    Acadiana was not short on sunshine, music or food on Saturday. Which was good for the second day of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Girard Park. It's the 38th year for the celebration- keeping cajun and creole culture alive in Acadiana. However, the dry weather gives a new name to... more »
  • Louisiana Cotton Festival

    October 8, 2010 9:30 AM

    The Louisiana Cotton Festival will be at the Ville Platte Northside Civic Center, October 12 - 17th. This is a week long family festival with a pageant, parade, and fair. For more information call, 337-363-6367 or 337 363-3724 or visit, www.louisianacottonfestival.com
  • Downtown Alive! Festival Acadiens et Creoles Kickoff

    October 7, 2010 10:15 AM

    Downtown Alive and the Festival Acadiens et Creoles Kickoff. @ Parc International this Friday, October 8th. Music starts at 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. For information call, 337-291-5566 or visit, www.DowntownLafayette.org
  • Festival Acadiens

    October 1, 2010 10:38 AM

    Festival Acadiens will be in Girard Park on October 8th - 10th. The music festival focuses on Cajun and Zydeco talent. For more information call, (337)-344-7163 or visit, festivalsacadiensetcreoles.com
  • Latin Music Festival this Weekend

    September 30, 2010 9:13 AM

    The 8th annual Latin Music Festival will be this weekend October 2nd, at Park International, from Noon - 11pm. There will be 3 musical bands, 6 Latin restaurants, arts and crafts, and kids entertainment. The festival is free! For more information call, 337-298-5486 or visit, aclalaf.org
  • 10th Annual Bayou Vermilion Festival Set For October 3rd

    September 29, 2010 9:52 AM

    The Bayou Vermilion Festival will be this Sunday October 3rd from 10am - 6pm. There will be Cajun and Zydeco bands, festival food, water activities, children's crafts, wooden boats and antique car displays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for members and students (6-18); and childern 5 and under get... more »
  • Acadiana Book Festival in Downtown Lafayette October 30

    September 15, 2010 3:05 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's poet laureate, Darrell Bourque, and cookbook author Marcelle Bienvenu are among authors at the first Acadiana Book Festival in downtown Lafayette. Novelists, mystery authors and children's book authors are among dozens of other writers who will be making presentations at the festival Oct. 30. ... more »
  • Downtown Alive!!

    September 9, 2010 9:28 AM

    KATC's Tracy Wirtz will serve as emcee at this Friday's Downtown Alive. For 27 years, Downtown Alive! has united community and culture to create a weekly tradition and celebration in Downtown Lafayette every Fall and Spring. The Fall 2010 season continues September 17, 2010, with Nik-L Beer in Parc... more »
  • Rickey Jackson Featured at Cattle Festival Parade

    September 6, 2010 4:33 PM

    Rickey Jackson who played 13 years with the Saints and two with San Francisco will be featured on a float at the 62nd Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival Parade next month. This is the festival's first time to feature a NFL Hall of Famer. Jackson will ride in the Grand... more »
  • BP invests in Shrimp and Petroleum Fest

    September 4, 2010 8:59 PM

    It's the 75th year for Morgan City's Shrimp and Petroleum Festival but it's been a tough year for both industries. The crisis in the Gulf spurred a rough shrimping season and a drilling moratorium but the cash is flowing at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and BP is one of... more »
  • 28th South West Louisiana Zydeco Festival

    September 1, 2010 6:31 AM

    PLAISANCE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's oldest zydeco festival gears up this week with a parade and a free jam session at what organizers say is one of the oldest zydeco clubs still standing. The 28th Annual Original Southwest "La-La" Zydeco Music Festival on Saturday in Plaisance will culminate three days... more »
  • Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Begins This Week

    August 30, 2010 12:57 PM

    Morgan City, LA - August 30, 2010- Louisiana's oldest chartered harvest festival is scheduled to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee, 75 years of tradition and family fun, this upcoming Labor Day Weekend. The Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival will be held September 2 - 6, 2010 in Morgan City, only 90... more »
  • Festival Acadiens Boudin Link Ribbon Cutting

    August 30, 2010 11:33 AM

    Representatives with Festival Acadiens held a boudin link ribbon cutting to announce the opening of this year's festival and the partnership with UL Lafayette, LCVC and Festival Acadiens. The Festival kicks off October 8 when Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns take on Oklahoma State University.
  • Gueydan Duck Festival August 26-29

    August 26, 2010 12:02 PM

    Tonight, Thursday, August 26, Kicks off the 33rd Annual Gueydan Duck Festival. The Duck Festival is always the last full weekend in August. This years activities consist of duck calling, skeet shooting. queen's pageants, great food and bands. Thursday August 26, 2010 6:00 PM Family Night (Rides, Food,... more »
  • Delcambre Shrimpers Update

    August 19, 2010 3:08 PM

    The 60th Delcambre Shrimp Festival is underway this week. At 5:00 and 6:00pm tonight KATC reporter Shawn Kline tells us how the season is treating local shrimpers and how this year's festival organizers prepared for the shrimp hungry crowds.
  • Lt. Governor extends local invite to President Obama

    August 12, 2010 7:27 PM

    The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival is coming-up Labor Day weekend. Among the new attractions, organizers are trying to construct the world's largest poboy- but that may be overshadowed by a visit from President Obama. It's all speculation at this time- Lt. Governor Scott Angelle extended the invite to his coworker... more »
  • Interested in Being Rayne Frog Festival Royalty?

    August 2, 2010 3:56 PM

    Young ladies interested in competing for the title of Rayne Frog Festival Queen or Rayne Frog Festival Teen Queen are being invited to the pageant competition on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 5:00pm at the Rayne Civic Center. To be eligible to compete for the title of Rayne Frog Festival... more »
  • 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 »
  • 4th of July Celebration

    June 30, 2010 7:37 PM

    Festivities are already underway in Erath for their 64th annual 4th of July Celebration . The town isn't just preparing for a festive weekend, they're also preparing for a safe one. Downtown Erath has been transformed into all things red, white and blue. Carnival rides, food and drink vendors... more »
  • Festival Promotes Seafood Amid Oil Spill Woes

    June 13, 2010 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tomatoes weren't the only thing on the menu at the Creole Tomato Festival in New Orleans this weekend. There also was a not-so-subtle plug for the state's beleaguered seafood industry. As a zydeco band played, folks scarfed shrimp po boys, grilled redfish and crab stuffed tomatoes... more »
  • Aretha Franklin Cancels New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

    April 30, 2010 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Aretha Franklin has canceled her scheduled appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Instead, Jazz Fest says Earth, Wind & Fire will close the Acura Stage Friday. The second weekend of Jazz Fest continues through Sunday at the Fair Grounds Race Course.
  • 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 »
  • 2010 Jazz Fest

    April 23, 2010 11:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lionel Richie, The Black Crowes, Dr. John and the Lower 911, Baaba Maal from Senagal and Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas are among the performers Friday at the first day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Though dotted with major national acts, the festival... 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 »
  • Gearing Up for Festival International

    April 19, 2010 7:18 PM

    Workers are busy transforming the streets of Lafayette, into what’ll soon be Festival International Adrienne Stewert, a Festival International representative, says to "expect lots of food and lots of music and arts and crafts," Stewert works all year round to make sure the five days of... 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 »
  • Teche Black Bear and Birding Festival

    April 16, 2010 12:51 PM

    Bayou Teche Black Bear and Birding Festival Committee are hosting the Teche Black Bear and Birding Festival in Franklin, La. The festival is set to promote the education of the LA Black Bear and migrant birds not to mention promote family.The event is an all day event that will take... 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 »
  • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Line-Up Announced

    January 27, 2010 11:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has released its day-by-day lineup for this spring's event. They have also added Juan Luis Guerra y 440, a Dominican singer who has sold over 20 million records and won nine Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two... 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.
  • Festival Of Lights rescheduled for Dec. 5, 2009

    December 4, 2009 9:49 AM

    Due to weather, The Festival of Light has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 5 pm to 10 pm in the Oil Center of Lafayette. The following streets will be closed: Coolidge Blvd. between Oil Center and St. Mary Blvd. from Friday, December 4 to Saturday, December 5... more »
  • 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.
  • Acadiana Youth Inc. Unveils New Logo

    November 17, 2009 11:36 AM

    Acadiana Youth Inc. Unveils New Logo as The Children's Shelters of Acadiana Youth, Inc. Lafayette, LA (Nov 16, 2009) - Acadiana Youth Inc. has announced the unveiling of its new logo to be introduced to the public at its eighth annual Acadiana Festival of Trees kick off on Wednesday,... more »
  • Epiphany Day School Hosts 5th Annual Medieval Festival

    November 6, 2009 2:54 PM

    New Iberia, LA (November 6, 2009)-EDS fifth grade students engaged in a comprehensive study of Medieval times for the past nine weeks. Beginning with the year 400 A.D. and climaxing with enlightenment of the Renaissance, students enjoyed a multi-discipline approach to their study. Enrichment curricula, such as literature (Library Science... more »
  • Weekend Rundown: October 23, 2009

    October 23, 2009 7:55 AM

    The 4th Annual Jeep Jaunt gets rolling Sunday morning at Celebrity Theatres in Broussard. The 35-mile, police escorted ride takes off at 9:30. For a unique wine tasting experience with cuisine from local chefs, head to Hilliard University Museum this weekend. The Acadiana Wine and Food Festival will offer elegant... more »
  • Yambilee Festival in full swing

    October 22, 2009 7:46 AM

    The ribbon was cut to get this year's Yambilee festival into full swing. The festival continues through Sunday, October 25th. KATC has found out that The Learning Channel has contacted the Yambilee and is very interested in following the festival and pageant for one of their upcoming shows that will... more »
  • Rayne Frog Festival Parade

    October 19, 2009 2:19 PM

    The Rayne Frog Festival Committee is preparing for the 37th annual Rayne Frog Festival which will be held November 12-15, 2009. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 14th at 3:00pm. The parade will line up on American Legion Drive, travel up North Adams and the Boulevard and end at... more »
  • Wet Weather Could Hurt Fall Fest Crowds

    October 9, 2009 9:05 PM

    The three day "Festivals Acadiens Et Creoles" may be cut short if the weather doesn't hold up. It started this afternoon in downtown Lafayette. Organizers are hoping Mother Nature cooperates through Sunday. At the start of the festival kids from many of Lafayette's public schools were out playing in the... more »
  • Street Closure: Sugarcane Festival Kicks-Off

    September 23, 2009 9:30 AM

    Iberia Street, between Main Street and Burke Street, will be closed today through Sunday for sugarcane festival events. The 4-day fun is free to the public, but, you're asked to leave your ice chests at home.
  • St. Joseph/St. Anthony Church Dance & Fair

    September 22, 2009 8:21 AM

    Church Dance: Friday, September 25, 2009 9:30pm - 1:30am Cade Community Center Featuring Keith Frank & The Zydeco Soileau Band $10 Tickets: availabel until 5pm Wednesday, September 23 at the church rectory or purchace them at the door for $15. Call 837-6218 or 837-6704... more »

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