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.


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 


Roots Camp 

Louisiana traditional music camp for young adults


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