Celtic Bayou Festival

March 11th & 12th, 2016
Lafayette, LA

A family friendly festival for all ages to celebrate the Celtic culture

Lafayette's first traditional and cultural Irish festival is now happening!  
Join us for a weekend of Irish craíc with the very best in traditional celtic music and entertainment.  Browse through our website to see what's happening but come back often as we will be updating with exciting news!  

See you there!

Craíc - Irish for fun/enjoyment


Celtic Bayou Festival focuses on preserving and celebrating all aspects of Irish, Irish American and other Celtic cultures while instilling an appreciation of this heritage in current and future generations. An annual, family friendly event, Celtic Bayou Festival is held in the heart of Cajun country and is fun for both young and old…no matter which culture you hail from! With musical performances by traditional Celtic bands from both close to home and around the world, we also have unique events such as the Lenten Crawfish Boil, Guinness Cook-Off Competition, Bailey’s Bake-Off Competition, Jameson Pub Crawl, a Genealogy tent for Acadiana people to trace their Celtic roots, and more. Join us for some good ole craic et laissez les bon temps rouler!


Louisiana Celtic Connection
Is a 501c(3) educational nonprofit organization.  It's mission is to promote, preserve and expose the Celtic culture to Louisiana.  This includes, providing music, dance, history, language and art that is native to Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany.  LCC's goal is to combine world and local entertainers together and provide these local artists a platform to display their talents to the Acadiana community.  LCC also will highlight the unique similarities between the Celtic and Louisiana cultures with dance performances, historical lectures, food competitions and musical gatherings. 


Art Logo by Kathy McInnis.  Background image by Earle Richardson