2216 NE Evangeline Thruway
Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone: (337) 234-0383
Fax: (337) 234-5259
2216 NE Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette, LA, US, 70501
- Phone: (337) 234-0383
- Fax: (337) 234-5259
"And they're off!" is the cry that marks the raising of the gate at Evangeline Downs. Horse racing and wagering are two time-honored traditions in Cajun South Louisiana. The casino offers 1,627 of the latest slot machines, The Cajun Buffet, Mojo's sports bar, Blackberry's fine dining, and Zydeco's casino lounge.
Located on Vine Street, Cité des Arts is one place in Lafayette that you should not miss out on if you are looking to catchup on local artists. Supported by various organizations like Louisiana Division of The Arts and Acadiana Center for The Arts, this unique performing arts hub hosts an array of events like concerts, plays, movie festivals, puppet shows, poetry readings, comedy shows, art exhibitions, all under one roof. Not only do the local artists get a stage to perform here, the venue has been host to international events with focus on various art forms. Be it the Steampunk Fest in November, or international film festivals, with numerous performances scheduled throughout the year, this is one place that you can vouch on for artistic gratification. For more information, visit their website.
Expet family fun, great food and live music at the Latin Music Festival. The event takes place from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Held in October.
The Ballroom is a charming hall that entices visitors with its tastefully decorated interiors. Suitable for weddings, receptions, galas and other private functions, the venue can accommodate both small and large scale events. What's more, The Ballroom offers such services as a fully equipped kitchen, bar and other facilities to make your events a complete success. A get-together attended at The Ballroom always goes home as a cherished memory. Call ahead to know more.
Acadiana Center for the Arts is not just a regular art center but is a modern structure that aims to widen the creative avenues. All the efforts and endeavors of this center are directed in achieving this goal. The Acadiana Center for the Arts or ACA works with artists, performers and local community too; it aims to sync entertainment with culture. That's not it, ACA also runs several educational programs for educators, parents and children. It involves kids in creative activities and workshops right from a young age, thereby, introducing them to an entirely different world. Dedicated volunteers, talented artists, excellent gallery, theater equipped with requisite facilities and first class amenities is what Acadiana Center for the Arts all about.
Southern Theatres, owned and operated by George Solomon was created in May of 2002. George Solomon has been in the theatre business with his family for over 50 years. The company develops and operates state-of-the art multiplex stadium seating movie theatres.
The Cajundome is a magnificent arena that few would give a miss. The 12,068 seater was established in1985 and is home to the Laffeytte Wild Catters of the Southern Indoor Football League. It plays host to many regional championships and concerts of national acclaim. The convention center, added much later is an amazing space for activities. It contains within it 37,300 exhibition area, banqueting facilities, lobby and reception areas. You can host your private parties like wedding ceremonies or even business meetings too. Together the Cajundome and Convention Center make up for an excellent event complex of sorts. Check the website or call ahead for further information regarding events and rental details.
Situated in the Bayou Vermilion District, Vermilionville's Performance Center plays host to many events. This space makes an ideal venue for private gatherings like weddings, receptions and birthday parties, accommodating as many as 350 people inside, with space for more if the outside area is utilized. Catering services can also be provided. Occasionally, this center also serves as the venue for musical performances.
A vibrant and dynamic organization that presents live music from Master Works to Pops, from small ensembles, to chamber groups, and from educational concerts to Opera.
Chorale Acadienne was founded to bring the masterworks of choral music to the people of Acadiana.The group is a local, volunteer, nonprofit choral group. They have performed in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., New York City and in the Czech Republic.
Located in the heart of Lafayette city, is the Heymann Center—an aesthetically and acoustically enjoyable arts, craft, dance and recital theater. The auditorium prides itself on having performances by Acadiana Symphony—a Broadway performance and tons of other community shows! The facilities and amenities of this center are excellent with its par brilliance acoustics, private and comfortable seating arrangements and up to the mark sound equipment. This charming and timeless auditorium has a seating capacity of 2,230 and a huge parking area. In addition to this, there is also a Frem E Boustany Convention Center with a banquet facility and an exhibition area. So come by to have a splendid evening of fun and enjoyment!
The Heymann Center offers great acoustics, an intimate seating arrangement, and quality equipment. In addition, the Frem Boustany Convention Center, with a banquet capacity of 1,800 and an exhibit area of 20,000 square feet, completes the facility.