Things To Do In Lafayette, Louisiana With Kids

Things To Do In Lafayette, Louisiana With Kids

There are so many things to do with kids in Lafayette, Louisiana year-round! We strive to share ideas for every family’s budget and interests. Whether you are visiting Lafayette with kids or you live in and around Lafayette year-round, there are tons of kid-friendly outings to choose from. Below are local family friendly events happening each month in the Lafayette area. We are sure you will find at least one or two (or ten!) to add to your family’s calendar each month!

This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide {we maintain a full calendar of events right here}. We’ve pulled out a select number of events for your family to enjoy throughout the month. If you have suggestions or additions, please leave a comment!

January 2023

Jan
29
S.T.E.A.M Kids Sundays – Sponsored by Cox Communications
Children’s Museum of Acadiana
1:00 pm
Learning can be fun! S.T.E.A.M Kids Sundays are filled with education enrichment projects offered to CMA guests on the last Sunday of each month between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm.
Jan
30
Manic Monday: Main Library
Lafayette Public Library – Main
6:00 pm
Got a case of the Mondays? Come color, play games, or have a snack. We’ve got just the cure for your Monday blues. Ages 12 – 18
Feb
4
Parent and Tot Gymnastics Yoga
SoLa Gymnastics Academy
9:00 am
Saturday mornings from 9:00-9:30am for babies 6 months to 12 months. $99 for the session, call or visit their website for registration.
Feb
4
Cheetah Cub Yoga
Camelia House
10:30 am
Saturdays at 10:30 starting January 7th, join us for some creative, silly play led by Jess Allain. For kids and their grown ups. Generously offered by donation.
Feb
13
Valentine’s Tea: Main Library
10:00 am
Join us for a special Valentine’s storytime! We’ll read books, do a craft and have some tea! Ages 2-6. Registration will open two weeks before program date.

February 2023

Feb
3
Bayou Mardi Gras Parade (New Iberia)
7:00 pm
Family style Mardi Gras Celebration, on the banks of the Bayou Teche on Historic Main Street New Iberia.   Feb 3, 2023 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Main Street New
Feb
3
Mardi Gras Masquerade Party (Carencro)
8:00 pm
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! Join us Mardi Gras Masquerade Party with live music, contests and beautiful people! Tickets can be purchased on their eventbrite page starting at $35.
Feb
4
Art Walk (Downtown Lafayette)
5:00 pm
ArtWalk showcases the creative side of Downtown Lafayette’s cultural district. Museums, independent galleries, studios, craft stores and art houses of Downtown all participate in the monthly showcas...
Feb
4
Krewe of Apollo Mardi Gras Ball
6:00 pm
Bal Masque XLVI – Apollo POPS! Tickets information is found on their website.
Feb
4
La Danse de Mardi Gras (AcA)
6:00 pm
Join us for a country dance at AcA celebrating the rural traditions of Mardi Gras in the big city. FEBRUARY 4 6 – 10 PM Steve Riley and the Mamou
Feb
10
Krewe de Canailles
7:00 pm
Enjoy a walking parade with no barricades in downtown Lafayette. 7pm start time, with the route found on their website.
Feb
11
Carencro Mardi Gras Parade
11:00 am
2023 will mark the 39th Carencro Mardi Gras Parade which starts at Carencro High School and ends at the Carencro Community Center. The Carencro parade is a family-friendly event and
Feb
11
Krewe des Chiens (Downtown Lafayette)
12:00 pm
Don’t miss out on this wonderful dog parade walking through downtown Lafayette!
Feb
11
Mermentau Cove Courir de Mardi Gras de L’anse
4:00 pm
A strictly traditional, rural Cajun Courir de Mardi Gras involving chicken and greased pig chasing. Only fully-costumed men are allowed to participate in the Courir which is a long journey
Feb
11
Krewe of Rio Parade (Downtown Lafayette)
6:30 pm
For parade-goers, the krewe has bags of beads, amazing throws and custom maracas to toss out to the thousands that come out for this Mardi Gras Kick Off event.  Make
Feb
11
Galentines Disco PJ Party
Bonne Vie Macarons
6:30 pm
Join us on Galentines Day for sparkling Champagne, a bomb breakfast-for-dinner menu, classic rom-com trivia, & Galentines Disco PJ Vibes with your best girlfriends! Each ticket includes: * Bottoml...
Feb
11
Sunset Mardi Gras Ball
7:00 pm
Date and time Sat, Feb 11, 2023, 7:00 PM CST Location 238 Napoleon Ave 238 Napoleon Avenue Sunset, LA 70584 Ticket Info found on their website.
Feb
12
Courir de Mardi Gras – Old Fashioned Mardi Gras Run (Vermilionville in Lafayette)
10:00 am
Come out to Vermilionville to experience a traditional Mardi Gras run Sunday, February 12th, 2023. The whole family can participate in this interactive event where the Basile Mardi Gras Association
Feb
12
Scott Mardi Gras Parade
1:00 pm
The 26th Annual Scott Mardi Gras Parade will be held Sunday, February 12, 2023.  Come join the fun with all the families, friends,  floats, riders, bands, and BEADS! Plans for
Feb
17
Mardi Gras Mambo Softball Tournament (Youngsville)
WHERE: Youngsville Sports Complex 801 Savoy Rd Youngsville, LA 70592 USA
Feb
17
“Kick-Off” Parade honoring COVID Heroes (Cajun Field)
Cajun Field
6:30 pm
Friday, February 17, 2023 “Kick-Off” Parade, Lafayette, 6:30 pm Honoring our COVID Heroes
Feb
18
Lafayette Children’s Parade
12:30 pm
“Children’s” Parade, Lafayette, 12:30 pm (featuring Krewe of Camelot, Krewe d’Amusement, Krewe des Jeunes Amis, Krewe of Versailles, Krewe of Troubadours, and Krewe of Oberon)
Feb
19
Eunice Lil’ Mardi Gras (Eunice)
9:00 am
Kids get in on the Mardi Gras fun too in Eunice, Louisiana. In fact, the Eunice Lil’ Mardi Gras is a Courir de Mardi Gras and chicken chase just for kids. Children ages 1-14 get
Feb
20
Carnival of Code
11:00 am
A free public kid-friendly STEM & games event called “Carnival of Code” on Monday February 20th from 11am-2pm.
Feb
20
Code Ninjas (Broussard)
11:00 am
”Carnival of Code” Monday, February 20th, from 11am-2pm.
Feb
20
Lundi Gras Bar-A-Thon
4:30 pm
the REAL fun run Monday, February 20, 2023 4:30PM REGISTRATION & CHECK IN OPENS AT CAFE 20.3 ON THE BAYOU (1500 GENERAL MOUTON AVE., LAFAYETTE LA 70501) 5:15PM COSTUME CONTEST
Feb
21
Southwest Mardi Gras Association Pageant & Ball
Heymann Performing Arts Center and Frem F. Boustany Convention Center, 1337 S College Rd., Lafayette. Check their website for more details as the event gets closer.
Feb
28
Krewe de St. Martin Parade
Time is TBD, check back on their website as the date gets closer. http://www.krewedestmartin.com/

March 2023

Mar
3
Everything Embroidery Market
Cajundome Convention Center
The Everything Embroidery Market is the largest event of its kind for the embroidery, sublimation, applique, and vinyl application industry. It is a place artisans can come together to learn,
Mar
11
The Smurfs Great Escape
9:00 am
Looking for an exciting adventure with your family and friends? Save the Smurfs from the evil wizard Gargamel at this immersive new escape-room-style experience. On Saturday, March the 11th, 2023,

April 2023

There are no upcoming events.

May 2023

There are no upcoming events.

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