Festival International de Louisiane 2012 will take place from April 25-29th in Downtown Lafayette.

This annual global music festival is one of the most popular festivals of the year, with artists, crafts and performers arriving from countries around the world.

Festival Schedule: You have a few options, but one of the best is to get the Festival App from the App store. You can find out the entire schedule and make your own itinerary of shows to attend, plus get background info on all the performers. If you don't have a smart-phone, you can always visit their website and create your schedule there.

Parking: You can try to find a place to park on the side streets downtown, but one of the easiest ways to go is to park at Cajun Field (corner of Congress and Cajundome Blvd) and ride the free shuttle bus service to and from the downtown area.

Food: There's plenty of food available at the festival from exotic countries as well as right here in Cajun country. Food vendors will be listed soon.

Support: One of the best things about Festival International is that it is a FREE event. One of the ways the festival continues is through the purchase of the annual Festival Pins.

Event-goers can purchase these collectible pins throughout the festival. There are other sponsorship opportunities for businesses to help support the event, including Rain Angels, Amis du festival and La Bande du Festival. These levels of sponsorship provide the much needed support for the Festival, plus some great perks for the sponsors including exposure during the Festival, VIP badges, suite access and more.