Our mission: We nurture, share and perpetuate Louisiana’s traditional cultural expressions with an emphasis on our Cajun and Creole Heritage through performances and related educational activities.



Le Grand Hoorah (May 3rd - 4th) AND Balfa Week (May 5th - 10th)


Already counting down the days to Balfa Week?

Check out Le Grand Hoorah, the Festival before the camp!

We’re a connector and a convener, and our events are times and places where folks meet on common ground to share and exchange ideas about our state’s vibrant and venerable living traditions.

We’re committed to the idea that our cultural expressions are born from and flourish because of their diverse influences, and our many programs and projects promote inclusion and experiential learning for novice and accomplished participants alike.

Our organization was founded by volunteers in 2000, and we’re sustained through the support of our current Friends of Louisiana Folk Roots and our Lifetime Members along with numerous public and private funders.

We’re based in Lafayette, the heart of Cajun and Creole Louisiana, and we’d like to spend some time with you, so please browse our events and archives, and get in touch with us anytime. Merci beaucoup!


Balfa Week

Cajun and Creole Heritage Week


Kids Camp

Cajun and Creole Kids Camp


Blackpot Festival

Music and Dance classes, Food, and a hoppin' barn dance every night!

Our Office

Louisiana Folk Roots
905 Jefferson St Ste 304
Lafayette, LA 70501

E-mail us at: info@lafolkroots.org

Telephone us at: (337) 234-8360