The Cajundome Convention Center, a 97,000 square facility in the heart of Lafayette is capable of hosting everything from concerts and Mardi Gras balls, to trade shows, banquets and conferences.
Lafayette has long been known as a Mecca for great Cajun cuisine, toe-tapping Cajun and Zydeco music, and cultural attractions. With two world-class art museums, a professional symphony orchestra, and numerous art galleries, arts-related events and performances, Lafayette can offer the best of both worlds. From the dizzying spin of a Cajun two-step to the graceful swirl of the prima ballerina…from funky Cajun dance hall beats to the violin concertos in all their symphonic glory…from spicy boiled crawfish to the finest in Creole dining…Lafayette has the best of both worlds.
The Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, is a full-service museum designed and built to meet national and international museum standards. The 39,000 square foot museum will host major art exhibitions and is the only facility of its kind on the Gulf Coast between Houston and New Orleans. The Acadiana Center for the Arts, is a unique, multi-faceted arts and cultural facility offering fine arts exhibition space for national and international touring exhibits. Both of these facilities, as well as the Lafayette Science Museum, make excellent off-site venues for social functions.
Lafayette has 65 hotels, four of which are full-service properties with meeting space to accommodate up to 1,000 attendees. The Lafayette Regional Airport has 26 direct flights daily from Atlanta, Dallas and Houston. The city is located at the crossroads of I-10 and I-49, just 3 hours east of Houston and 2 hours west of New Orleans.