Festival International De Louisiane was named Best World Music Festival in the About.com 2012 readers poll. The annual event nearly quadruples the population of Lafayette for the last weekend in April. Festival International not only attracts musicians from all over the world, but fans & tourists as well. There's a world famous festival going on in New Orleans the Same weekend. Many artists like to hit both the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival,and Festival International on successive days. Last year, I attended both. It was exhausting, but I had a wonderful time. Festival International my be more popular with New Orleans area residents than we realized.

As of April 8th, Festival International is leading both Jazzfest and the French Quarter Festival in a Times-Picayune reader's poll. What's your favorite Louisiana spring music festival? Click here to vote.