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. A family friendly event, the festival will be held in Lafayette with future plans of hosting an Irish Parade. This festival is sure to entertain with performances by traditional Celtic bands from both close to home and around the world. With unique events such as Irish Lenten Crawfish Boil, Guinness Cook-Off Competition, an Irish Storytelling Puppet Show for children and a Genealogy tent for Acadiana people to trace their Celtic roots. Celtic Bayou Festival is sure to be a crowd pleaser for both young and old… no matter which culture you hail from.
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.