Here’s to the red, white, and blue! We hope you start off July with a bang. While there are still few in person events, we hope this guide offers some socially distant, virtual, or other family friendly activities both in Lafayette and worth a drive too!
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.
Kids Night Out at City Club
City Club at River Ranch
City Club is offering parents a night off! Enjoy a night out to do whatever you wish – catch a movie, grab a coffee, eat at your favorite restaurant, run errands or enjoy a quiet evening and rel...
Sunset Kayak Rentals at Lake Martin
Nature Conservancy Launch at Lake Martin
Enjoy a wonderful late afternoon on the water at one of our most beautiful local lakes. No need to come by the shop and load the boat on your car. You’ll simply meet us at Lake Martin and weR...
Dreams Team Moms Support Group
D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation of Acadiana
This support group is open to moms of children or adults with special needs who want to connect with other moms and discuss topics that are near and dear to our hearts! We kindly ask that moms attend ...
Melodi’s is hosting Silhouette Artist Erik Johnson
Melodi’s Belles & Beaus
Third generation silhouette artist, Erik Johnson is coming to Melodi’s Belles & Beaus. He creates hand cut original silhouettes simply by looking at a person’s profile and cutting with...
Louisiana Saturday Night at the Cajundome
Come on out to this free family-friendly event from 5 P.M. – 9 P.M. featuring an outdoor movie screening of Space Jam, a farm & flea vendor market, live music and entertainment, live animal ...
Drive-thru Animal Encounter
First United Methodist Church
Schoolhouse Safari is excited to announce we’re hosting a drive-thru encounter! Hop in the car with your friends and/or family and head over to FUMC in Downtown Lafayette on Saturday July 25th. ...
Mimosa Crawl Lafayette
Bar Crawl Unlimited is a small business that has one goal… Create memories that will last a lifetime! Our events are immensely popular, but for this theme we will keep the numbers lower to enhance t...
Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday Book Launch Party
The Little Gym
Free Event for the whole family! Come join the fun! The 4th book of the award-winning Alycat series, ALYCAT AND THE TOURNAMENT TUESDAY, released this past March 2020 and we are celebrating on July 25t...
Louisiana Saturday Night at the Cajundome
Come on out to this free family-friendly event from 5 P.M. – 9 P.M. featuring an outdoor movie screening of Toy Story 4, a farm & flea vendor market, live music and entertainment, live anima...
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.