Festival International de Louisiane

Every year in Lafayette, Louisiana is a tradition of going to one of the largest FREE festivals in the United States, Festival International de Louisiane. This year will be the 24th Annual from April 21-25, 2010. The festival consists of 500 artists from 15 countries on 6 different stages.

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 performing, visual and culinary artists from Europe, Africa, Canada, the Caribbean and the Americas are invited to share their talents with Louisiana artists, residents and visitors.

I will be attending this festival for a few days and nights to hopefully get more editorial photos in my portfolio, since last year I only got these two shots. So if you're in the neighborhood, please bring plenty of sun-screen and drink lots of water, enjoy the cuisine and above all, Have Fun!!

Photo credits: Richard Hoffkins.


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Sounds like fun! I might take a ride over there.


Wow that will be fun, waiting to see your images, may be a picture of other people getting drunk....


Have a great time, Richard! And wish you a lot of good shots)


Have Fun you too!


Richard, how lucky you are to have that opportunity! Stay sober so you won't lose your camera!


Sounds like a great time to be had -- don't forget extra batteries and memory cards! Looking forward to seeing your images!


WOW that seems lot's of fun! Good luck in your shots... Hope to see them soon ;)

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