Posts Tagged ‘friday fun’

Friday Fun: French Friday (Vendredi Francais) in Downtown Opelousas!

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Opelousas, Louisiana celebrates its annual French Friday on Main Street this Friday, Nov. 4th from 8-10pm with the sounds our Horace Trahan and the New Ossun Express. Come and support our home town in its efforts to preserve our heritage and get the weekend started off with a good time!

Happy Friday, Spice Nation!

Courtesy of Opelousas Main Street

The 55th Festival Acadien de Clare (Celebration of Acadian Culture)

Friday, August 5th, 2011

“The Festival acadien de Clare is the oldest Acadian festival in the world and has always been a celebration of Acadian culture and heritage. Thousands of people from all over the world gather every year in the Baie Sainte-Marie region for over two weeks filled with plenty of activities for people of all ages.”

Family Fun at Festival Acadien de Clare, NS


Festival Acadien de Clare, NS parade

The music series features Acadian, Bluegrass, and Cajun/Creole styles with many local Acadiana artists participating each year to celebrate our Acadian heritage!  The festival takes place from July 30th – August 15th with performances at the FAIS DODO EN ACADIE featuring Cadiens, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole and Les Malfecteurs!


…And let’s not forget the seafood! How does and Acadian-style gumbo sound: lobster, scallops, crab, and clam!

For more information on the Festival>>

Friday Fun: Bull Shot!… “That’ll put some hair on your chest!”

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Tony Chachere's Bull Shot

 Kick the weekend into high gear with this spicy Cajun drink! Whether this is a 5 o’clock cocktail or a Saturday morning remedy (no judgment), Tony Chachere’s version of Bull Shot is sure to “put some hair on your chest,” as you’ve most likely heard some old Cajun say at some time or another.


*Warning: This is not for the faint of heart*


  • 2 parts Vodka
  • 2 parts beef bouillon
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • Dash Tabasco Sauce
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • Tony Chachere’s to taste

Stir ingredients with a spoon and pour into glass filled with ice cubes. Takes the place of a Bloody Mary. Yields 1 serving.

Friday Fun: Gulf Brew 2011

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Acadiana Center for the Arts Gulf Brew 2011

Cool down this weekend with some local brew at Lafayette’s Original Beer Festival this Saturday, July 23rd @ Parc International downtown from 6:00pm – 9:00pm! 


This annual fundraiser put on by the ACA (Acadiana Center for the Arts) helps support and employ musicians and artists, introduce arts into the local schools and support a first class visual arts exhibition series.

We all know that a beer festival in Acadiana means the best brew, food, music, and art around!


Get you tickets at the ACA site -

$50 for Pre-Taster Tickets (begins at 5:00 p.m.)
$25 Taster Tickets
$15 Non-Taster Ticket


Happy Friday and Support the Arts!