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One of the many colorful floats on parade during Mardi Gras in Lafayette
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Lafayette is considered the center of Cajun culture in Louisiana.

A family having fun at the Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette
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Lafayette was named Happiest City in America by “Wall Street Journal’s” MarketWatch.com.

Lily pads float in a pond in front of a country house in Vermilionville
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The city was first called Vermilionville.

The sunset over Lafayette's Lake Martin
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Revelers catching beads at Mardi Gras parade in Lafayette
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Philip Gould

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Mardi Gras Lafayette

February

Cycling a tree-lined path a Cycle Zydeco
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Cycle Zydeco

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Cycle Zydeco

April

Festive paddlers at the Bayou Vermilion Boat Parade
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Lucius Fontenot
Sampling beers during a Gulf Brew event at the Lafayette Horse Farm
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Philip Gould

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Gulf Brew

July

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