August Need to Know Guide: Your Guide for Things to do in Lafayette August 2020

August is here and fingers crossed, that will mean “back to school” in some form or fashion. While getting your supply list ready, don’t be left scratching your head with what to do in your free time, let this handy guide assist you with home school trips and extra curricular activities, and weekend fun for you and your kids.

Disclaimer :: there are in person events included in this guide that may or may not conform to your personal level of social distancing standards or what you are comfortable with at this time. Lafayette Mom is not an organizer of these events, but we share these community events (both in person and virtual) that may be an outlet for you and your family. Lafayette Mom cannot speak to any safety standards or guidelines as it relates to COVID-19 for these individual events. Please contact individual event organizers for questions or concerns. 

August Guide for Things to do in Lafayette\

Games Across Acadiana
8:00 am
Hey Acadiana- This year we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Games of Acadiana and taking Games on the road, with a new take on what has become the largest fundraiser for Miles Perret Cancer Se...
Hardwater Lake Flooded Forest Paddle Trip
6:30 am
Join us for our inaugural trip to the amazing Hardwater Lake near Alexandria. Louisiana has some amazing flooded cypress forest style paddling and this little known spot is no exception. We will paddl...
Ladies Night at the Dream Castle
Dream Castle Event Venue
5:30 pm
It’s a fun night out and for the price of the ticket you get a chef prepared meal, swag, health and wellness services, amazing door prizes, fun free photo booth and more! Local businesses that are o...
Thea’s Dance Academy Company Auditions
Theas Dance Academy
5:30 pm
Dancers will learn a Jazz routine and be asked to perform various technical skills for this audition with your class registration. Registration can be done online.
Maddies Footprints 10th Anniversay Gala
Le Pavillon at Parc Lafayette
7:00 pm
Save the date and enjoy a night to remember in Havana at Maddie’s Footprints 10th Anniversary Gala presented by Audi of Lafayette! This event will be held on Friday, August 28th at Le Pavillon i...
LVL Fall Training Series
Youngsville Sports Complex
1:00 pm
Indoor volleyball skills training series for boys & girls in grades 4-8. Space limited! Register early to reserve your spot:
Ms. Spade Cake Class
A Baker’s Choice
1:30 pm
Ever wondered how cake artists get those perfect flush stripes around a cake? Or how to use chocolate for the ever so trendy drip look? Or maybe you just want to see how sparkly gold edible accents ar...

Other Ideas and Activities in Lafayette and Worth the Drive::

Check out the Red Stick Mom’s Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun just down the road in Baton Rouge!

Check out these “Worth the Drive” ideas from the New Orleans Mom: Gulfport, MS, White Sands Lake Day Beach, Bay St. Louis, or Mississippi Sunflower and Blueberry Picking. 

Pack all the gear and take your family camping or glamping – you choose! Need help packing – check out this great camping packing guide.

The Children’s Museum of Acadiana is open to the public on July 2nd – reservations required for your spot.

Zoosiana is open so you can be in the great outdoors and enjoy some animals too! Check out their specific social distancing guidelines.

Reserve at table at Clayfish Bisque and paint some pottery with your littles! They also have an option to take supplies to go!

Outdoor activities for you to explore: Acadiana Park and Nature Station, Lake Martin, Rip Van Winkle Gardens, McGee’s Swamp Tours, Kayaking Adventures with Pack and Paddle, Cypress Lake’s alligators on ULL’s campus with a snow ball from Old Tyme Grocery,  and Prehistoric Park in Henderson.

Anne Elise Doise
Anne Elise, a Lafayette native, is enjoying the joys of motherhood while balancing her career as a real estate agent for a local company and working for the Lafayette Mom. Between the day to day household affairs and keeping up with her little blue eyed boy, she also enjoys anything to work up a sweat, Broadway musicals, cooking classes, and football! She and her husband, Michael, met in high school, but thought it would be easier to start a relationship while she attended graduate school in Dallas and while he pursued his MBA in New Orleans (just a bit of sarcasm). A few short months after they married, they took off again to Houston where Anne Elise became a law school career counselor for the University of Houston Law Center. She and her husband have finally made their way home again to Cajun Country.


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