Paques in the Parc, an Easter celebration in downtown Lafayette, is returning and will be taking place on Saturday, March 30th in Parc International.

The 2nd annual event will feature Cajun and Zydeco bands, Cajun and Creole food, and the opportunity for the King of Paques to be crowned.

Bring your favorite decorated Easter egg and compete in the traditional egg knocking competition for a chance to be crowned King or Queen of Paques.

There will also be children's games hosted by the Children's Museum of Acadiana.

In addition to the great Cajun and Creole food, there will be soft drinks, water, and beer available for purchase. No outside food or drinks will be allowed.

Here is the complete band and event schedule for the day:

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns
3:00 pm: Paquer Contest
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
4:30 pm: Paquer Contest
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Rusty Metoyer & Zydeco Krush
Special Guest: CG The Ordinary Man and Bezel
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Lil Nate and the Zydeco Big Timers

For more information on this fun event, visit or follow the Facebook page.

Paques in the Parc, Facebook
Paques in the Parc, Facebook

Tickets for the day are only $15 and you can purchase them at Kids under 10 will be admitted for free.

Paques in the Parc is put on by Good Tymes Cares, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural diversity and supporting the arts in our community.

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