The largest outdoor music festival in the U.S., Festival International de Louisiane 2017 takes place only a few days after Cycle Zydeco this year.  TRAIL also puts on a bicycle ride in conjunction with the Festival.  Ride 4 Rox at Festival International rolls on Sunday (4/30) morning.

The 5-day festival is held in April transforming downtown Lafayette, Louisiana into an entertainment mecca.   Celebrate 31 years of Festival International de Louisiane, April 26-30, 2017!


Festival International de Louisiane is a non-profit organization that produces the largest international music and arts festival in the United States with a special emphasis on the connection between Acadiana and the Francophone world and an estimated economic impact of 49 million annually. With over 300,000 festival goers every year, the annual festival features musical performances by artists from over 20 countries along with workshops, exhibits, visual art, theater and other forms of performance arts.

Festival International de Louisiane is a community-based, non-profit arts organization formed in 1986 to produce an annual visual and performing arts festival celebrating the French cultural heritage of southern Louisiana – primarily a combination of French, African, Caribbean and Hispanic influences. The largest outdoor, FREE Francophone event in the U.S., the Festival places special emphasis on highlighting the connections between Acadiana and the Francophone world. Each year, artists from Europe, Africa, Canada, the Caribbean and the Americas are invited to share their talents with the community.

Since its creation, Festival International de Louisiane has become famous as a premier presenter of some of the most unique world musicians and performances in the United States. Popular artists such as Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Black Joe Lewis, The Wailers, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, and Buddy Guy have all performed on our stages.

TRAIL will also host it annual bicycle ride, Ride for Rox, on the Sunday of Festival Interntational.