Official Statement: Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Has Been Rescheduled for March 18-20, 2022
LAFAYETTE, La (press release) – After careful discussion concerning the current Delta variant-related surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the Acadiana area and the overall health care crisis happening throughout Louisiana, the organizers of Festivals Acadiens et Créoles have decided that the 2021 festival, scheduled to take place Oct. 8-10, will be postponed to March 18-20, 2022. This decision was not made lightly. Our Festival Fans seemed genuinely excited that planning and programming for a 2021 edition of the festival was under way. However, Festival organizers have decided that we cannot with a clear conscience put our Festival Fans and our beloved musicians, restaurant workers, crafts persons, volunteers and staffers at risk by having a live event in Girard Park this fall. We cannot take the chance of them contracting this highly contagious and potentially deadly disease. We wish for our Festival Fans and our cultural community to stay safe, and we encourage everyone to follow the guidelines established by health care officials and do your part to combat COVID-19 so that we can once again celebrate our culture and heritage among ourselves and with others.