Click the photo to purchase your 2014 Balfa Week "Reel de Joie" group photo!Join us in Lafayette from Saturday, April 11 through Thursday, April 16, 2015 for our 16th annual Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week!

Thanks to everyone who made this year's Balfa Week so amazing! We hope to see you next year! 

Please mark your calendars and consider making reservations for your overnight accommodations now. Please note that the LFR staff will not directly book overnight accommodations for our full-time participants for 2015, though we will publish a list of official recommended lodging options. For the most options, however, we recommend that you make your reservations now, and we'll let you know the minute 2015 Balfa Week registration is available online.


Our amazing Balfa Week brings together an incredible lineup of classes, daily featured artists and dance bands, and everyone is invited to take part in this unparalleled learning camp and cultural celebration.

Highlights include a dozen morning intensive classes each day teaching all levels of fiddle, accordion, guitar and vocals; afternoon lagniappe sessions on those topics and more including dance and cuisine; daily featured artists songs-and-stories sessions;three-hour evening dances with top Cajun and Creole bands; and a free Sunday evening Superjam des Amis!

All afternoon sessions and evening dances are just $10 each, and half-day, full-day and full-week pricing options including delectable cuisine are available. Advance registration is recommended for morning sessions but onsite walk-up registration will be available for all Balfa Week activities.

Artists will teach Morning Intensive Classes at 9 a.m. daily from Sunday, April 11 through Thursday, April 16, and many of them will also be featured during 4 p.m. Daily Lagniappe Sessions on fiddle, guitar, accordion, Cajun and Creole vocals, and other topics on those same dates.

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You can also attend dances and single classes, etc. as per our 2014 grid below (Please note that prices for 2015's Balfa Week may change):

Admission to our five evening dances is $10 per person per night, and members of Friends of Louisiana Folk Roots get in free!

For more information, please browse the links on the right side of this page, and make sure you’re on our e-mailing list to receive the very latest news and updates!