By Hottie Potty
Posted in The Porta Potty Blog, on April 09, 2021
It is again time for Festival International de Louisiane, the premiere International music and arts festival known for bringing a variety of unique and emerging performers to Louisiana. Even though the festival has gone virtual for this year, there are still multiple ways you can participate, support, and enjoy Festival International!
To kick of “Festival month,” festival lovers are being encouraged to show their support by decorating their homes and offices with festival flags, décor, and merchandise. Take a ride around Lafayette and see how many businesses and homes you can find with their full support out for FIL!
In addition to decorating, you can choose to participate in the Courir 5k, a “make your own adventure” race designed to promote health, exercise, and unity while supporting the future of FIL. Every registration will come with a souvenir t-shirt and chances to win prizes.
If you are a big fan of Festival food and shopping, do not fret! Festival International has created ways for you to partake in your festival favorites.
FEASTival! Throughout April, you can sink your teeth into festival food! Multiple restaurants in and around Lafayette are participating in FEASTival by offering a Special FIL dish with a portion of each sale going back to support the festival. Make sure to get a FIL punch card at participating locations for your chance to win a sizeable prize pack as well!
Festival shopping! Check out Virtual Marche all day April 16 - 18 and April 23 – 25 through the FIL official website. Virtual Marche will give you the opportunity to shop and support many of the vendors who usually participate in FIL Marche.
Of course, we cannot forget about the music. FIL will be live streaming many diverse artists through their Facebook page April 23rd – 25th. Tune in to watch and listen to top acts from across the globe. Much of the FIL music will make you move and groove, so make sure to scoot your couch over and pour yourself some Festival Punch before you take over your living room dance floor!
The Virtual Festival music lineup includes cultural music and dances from around the world as well as many of Louisiana’s local favorites. Visit the FIL website for the full line up.
This year Festival International is presenting "Festival in a Box" that is full of festival lagniappe! It will make your festival more festive! It also supports a great international music festival!
If you haven't already, please consider becoming an Ami Ambassador. This means telling everyone you know the importance of Festival, what it does for our community, why you support, and why it is so important to support.
Festival International de Louisiane is a world-renowned festival that shares culture, food, music and dancing with people far and wide. Support FIL by purchasing pins and other merchandise, registering for the Courir 5k, ordering FEASTival specialty items, shopping the Virtual Marche and tuning in on April 23rd-25th!