BLACKHAM COLISEUM \\ LAFAYETTE \\ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
LARGEST ONE-DAY ZYDECO FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD
Zydeco Extravaganza was started in May of 1987, by the Cravins Family, as a way to revive the Creole culture in St. Landry Parish and surrounding areas. It was a natural extension of the local Zydeco radio show, The Cravins Brothers, hosted by Donald and Charles Cravins.
Zydeco Extravaganza draws Zydeco fans from all over the country and world each Memorial Day weekend. Every year it features its ever popular amateur accordion contest, which is always a crowd favorite. It is the largest one day Zydeco festival in the world, with crowds numbering in the thousands. Zydeco's biggest names, such as: Beau Jocque, Boozoo Chavis, Keith Frank, Terrance Simien, Curley Taylor, Geno Delafose, Zydeco Force, and Chris Ardoin have graced the stages of Zydeco Extravaganza. Its continued growth has been a tremendous asset to the revitilization of Creole culture.
PARKING & ACCOMMODATIONS
We have a large on-site parking lot at the Blackham Coliseum as well as limited RV hookups which can be reserved by contacting us through our contact form or calling Don Cravins Insurance at (337) 234-9695.
There are rooms reserved at the following nearby hotels:
FOOD AND MERCHANDISE
We have both food and merchandise vendors giving you the best of Creole cuisine and souvenirs. We have everything from boudin to red beans and rice, as well as traditional festival foods like funnel cakes and lemonade. Our merchandise vendors bring you a wide selection of apparel and other souvenirs to take home after enjoying an authentic Creole experience!