LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Thousands of people are expected to experience Festival Acadiens et Creoles this weekend.
It’s a celebration of Cajun and Créole music and culture and attracts people from around the country, as well as around the world.
Some of the festival goers on Friday night were ready to dance. Lafayette resident Ann Cross has been coming to the festival for more than 20 years and was ready to dance.
“Im going to try and be where I get some of the good dancers to dance with me. I just love dancing with some of the guys,” Cross said.
The festival has been going strong for 40 years. Festivities kicked off Friday with a ribbon cutting, but not just any ribbon. Organizers cut a ribbon of boudin, which everyone got a bite of.
Festival goer Raymon Mouton said he loves going to the festival every year.
“It’s Cajun therapy out here. It’s quiet and comfortable, something you enjoy and that you can sit back and do,” Mouton said.
Festival Acadiens et Creoles continues Saturday and Sunday.