If you are visiting the Lafayette, Louisiana area (Acadiana), there are always many local festivals and events happening. From Festival International de Louisiane to the Gumbo Cookoff, local and international culture is a trademark of the Acadiana area.
For a listing of many local music and entertainment events, see the KRVS website, or tune into the Blues Box on Fridays from 9am to 1pm, and Raoul Breaux will fill you in on local events for the weekend.
Also, since we are located about 2 hours from New Orleans, be sure to check out the lcoal scene there. You can find a lot of what is going on in GNO by checking out New Orleans Online or New Orleans.com.