Arts & Culture
8:18 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Photos From The 28th Annual Festival International

The Festival International main stage, featuring Cajun musician Michael Doucet and his group BeauSoleil.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

Festival International de Louisiane, the annual exploration and celebration of world music in the heart of Acadiana, transformed the city of Lafayette into a five-day entertainment showcase this past week.

The free festival featured six music stages, street musicians, arts and crafts, workshops, food, drinks and much more.

"What do I like about Festival?" wondered local resident Karl Schott. "It's open. You can pop your head into a local establishment for a little A/C or a different drink. And you run into everyone you know."

We sure did.

Haitian band BélO got the crowd moving.
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Visitors in the Museum on the Move, a project of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Public History Program. The 1954 Airstream trailer currently houses an exhibit exploring women in Louisiana politics.
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Scores of craft booths lined the side streets throughout downtown Lafayette.
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Teenagers found a secluded alley, complete with a waterfall.
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As the day wears on, Jefferson Street in downtown Lafayette turns into an adult party scene.
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The Lafayette Science Museum, including this dinosaur exhibit and planetarium shows, was free and open to the public on Saturday and Sunday.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO
Cajun/Gypsy/Jazz/Punk band Vagabond Swing drew a crowd of hundreds of screaming teenagers.
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Dana Campbell keeping busy dishing out deliciousness at Lagneaux's Restaurant food stand.
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Nigerian band Bombino closed out Saturday night on the Scène Stabril Stage in front of a crowd of thousands that spilled out into the streets beyond.
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Dominique Dupuis and her band from New Brunswick played Sunday morning. The festival puts a heavy focus on music from throughout the Acadian diaspora.
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