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 in Louisiana.
PARKING & ACCOMMODATIONS
Downtown Lafayette has ample street parking. There are several parking garages and public parking lots around downtown Lafayette.
There are rooms reserved at the following nearby hotels:
Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome - Group Code: EXTRA
FOOD AND MERCHANDISE
We have both food and merchandise vendors giving you the best of Creole cuisine and souvenirs. We will have all of your favorite Creole and Cajun vendors serving you your favorite Louisiana dishes all day long.
We will also have an arts and crafts market and kids corner for you and your family to enjoy!
CLEAR BAG POLICY
The venue requires that any bags you bring into the park must be transparent and can be no longer than 12"x12"x6".