Check out this highlight video from Latin Fest 2022! We had a BLAST with you Lafayette.
Thanks again to our amazing sponsors that supported this Latino culture celebration, and to our crowd for coming out ready to dance. Thank you, ACLA-Latin Music Festival for your hard work.
Until next year....
Okay, Cimafunk...we knew you would be incredible. But tonight was out of this world!
Thank you, Lafayette, for celebrating ACLA-Latin Music Festival with us. The crowds, vendors, musicians, sponsors, and organizers were perfect.
See you next year!
WOWWWWW Rumba Buena is making Lafayette dance tonight! 🕺🏽🎶💃
Thank you, Lafayette! Latin Fest has been amazing so far. And there's more to come!
Malentina & The Lafayette Latin All-Stars are on FIYA 🎶🔥 What a turnout for Latin Fest 2022!
PLANNING TO COME GROOVE AT Latin Fest 2022?!
Purchase your $10 tickets in advance and you are automatically entered to win BIG. Latin Fest is paying it forward to the supporters that make this celebration possible with awesommme prizes for you and your family.
*1 ticket = 1 entry
*Kids 12 & under are free
*Thanks for supporting the vitality of Latin Fest!
Tickets at: www.festivalinternational.org/latin-fest
Latin Fest 2022
Get a taste of what's to come at Latin Fest 2022 on October 1, 2022! Invite your friends & grab your tickets today for a cultural celebration you do not want to miss!
Internationally acclaimed live music, authentic cuisine, family fun, art, dance and more! ACLA-Latin Music Festival
Festival International and ACLA-Latin Music Festival are delighted to announce our partnership for this year’s Latin Festival in downtown Lafayette! Our cultural organizations are merging to take the Latin Fest celebration to the NEXT LEVEL on October 1, 2022 with internationally acclaimed music and flavorful fun the entire family can enjoy.
SPOILER ALERT: Expect a past Festival International headliner and crowd favorite to shake things up. The music lineup will be released next week!
THANK YOU to our Food Donors!
Bands around the world LOVE playing in Lafayette, and a big part of the reason is because of the yummy food that makes their stay next level!
So what DO our Festival artists eat while they're here in Lafayette?! This video gives you a peek at the generous food donors that come together to make our city look great, well because Lafayette IS great!
THANK YOU to all of the many restaurants for fueling our artists and supporting Festival International!
Downtown Rising - Don't Miss It!
Downtown Rising is back this year with a jam packed lineup that'll have you dancing all night long! The hot line up includes the nationally renowned alternative rock band from Long Beach, California: Cold War Kids, Andy Frasco & The UN, Dj Digital , DJ Concourse, Julian Primeaux, Clay Cormier & The Highway Boys, The Debtors and many local DJ's spinning music all day on Saturday, June 4th in Downtown Lafayette. Grab your tickets today online: www.socialentertainment.net
A Tribute to Festival Founders
Festival International would not be here today without the vision and dedication of our founders. For those of you that missed the screening of this video during Festival 2022, we would like to share this tribute video dedicated to two of our founders that passed away, Phil Lank and Tina Girouard, thanking them for all of their contributions over the years. We also send a heartfelt thank you to the late Alanda Bennett, a founding volunteer. It has always taken a village, and we love our village. Bon Festival!
It’s been two days since Festival, and we’re still riding the wave from all of the amazing Fest vibes! The #BestFestYet could not have been possible without the help from our incredible 2,100 volunteers! These individuals donated their time and efforts to help run stage security, our Top Up station, cocktail stops, merch tents, trash duty to keep downtown clean, and SO MUCH MORE. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for each and every volunteer who continue to help keep Festival International de Louisiane presented by LUS Fiber free. THANK YOU & BON FESTIVAL! 💙💜 #FIL2022 #backtogetherfestforever
Day Five: #FIL2022
ANOTHER FEST IN THE BOOKS. 🙌 Our final day of #FIL2022 was unforgettable, with so much energy echoing through the streets. Coming together and being immersed in so many different cultures from around the world made our hearts soar. We can’t wait for FIL 2023! 🌎
Vieux Farka Touré
Video footage and editing by Klout 9
Drone footage by FlyGuys
Didn't get to see them last night? dakhabrakha is LIVE at Scène Lafayette Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) Internationale to help celebrate #FIL2022! A live painting of their performance will be up for auction, by our Official Visual Artist, Dirk Guidry Art Studios. All donations over $100 will receive a a print of the painting. Please join Festival International de Louisiane presented by LUS Fiber in our fundraising efforts to show support for Ukraine, the homeland of our beloved artists, dakhabrakha, amidst all that their country is currently facing. Donate here: https://bit.ly/38txZ0A Merci beaucoup et Bon Festival!
LIVE at Scène Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Fais Do Do is Sinkane for Festival International de Louisiane presented by LUS Fiber!
We're enjoying the last day of #FIL2022 with Dr. Daylight's Jazz Co. performing LIVE at JD Bank Pavillon de Cuisine! Come join us!
LIVE with Cimafunk at Scène Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) Internationale to close out Day 4! Happy Festival!
The #FIL2022 fest vibes are going strong at Scène Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Lafayette with a LIVE performance by Bombino!
Come dance along to KIZABA as they perform LIVE at Scène Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) Internationale!
We're getting Day 4 of #FIL2022 started with the Blue Monday Mission performing LIVE at Scène Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Fais Do Do!
Scène des Jeunes is OPEN today!
Step into a world of kid-friendly fun at our mini festival within festival, Scène des Jeunes, sponsored by Louisiana Healthcare Connections. From musical performances to face painting, arts and crafts, tiny instruments and much more, our kids’ 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 Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm - located on Cathedral Carmel's campus. View the map here: https://bit.ly/3LOM1Z7
Day Three: #FIL2022
The energy of Day 3 was out of this world! 🤩 We loved welcoming so many amazing vendors, artists, and festival-goers from across the globe.
Get ready to fest ALL DAY LONG as we kick off Day 4! 🙌 Who’s ready?!
Rounding out Day 3 of #FIL2022 are The Reminders at Scène Tito's Handmade Vodka Lafayette!
We're LIVE with AYRAD at Scène (Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) Internationale for more #FIL2022 fun!
Come join the fun LIVE with @natucamaramusic at Scène Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Fais Do Do and keep the party going!
#FIL2022 is LIVE at Scène Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Fais Do Do with QUITA PENAS to get Day 3 started right!
Hey all you Fest Runners! 👟 It’s packet pickup day! Now til 5pm, swing by Tri-Running Lafayette to get your packet and t-shirt for Saturday’s race. You can also get your packet tomorrow morning at 7am on-site.
***NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE. Our 5K is completely sold out this year!***
Huge thank you to our sponsor, Stuller, Inc. for helping make our annual Courir du Festival 5K a success! 💙
T-shirt sizes are available on a first come, first serve basis.
The race will start at 8AM at Scène Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Fais Do Do.
Closing out #FIL2022 Day 2 is Locos Por Juana LIVE at Scène Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) Internationale! 🎶💃🏼❤️
The party is just getting started at Parc Jam in Parc de Lafayette next door to The Wurst Biergarten 🎧🎤 Stop by on your way to the next performance for some sick beats!
Let's get Day 2 started with a LIVE performance of Flying Balalaika Brothers at Scène Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Fais Do Do! Who's ready to keep dancing into #FIL2022?
Day One: #FIL2022
DAY ONE, DONE ✅
Our return to Downtown Lafayette was nothing short of spectacular. 🙌 Thank you to all who joined us at Scène Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Fais Do Do for an incredible first night of Festival.
Now, who’s ready for Day 2?! 🙋♀️
Music by: Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas