There’s always so much to do around Acadiana that sometimes it’s hard to figure out what you want to do with your weekend. That’s where the Weekend Top 10 comes in handy.

Check out the top ten events happening around Lafayette for this weekend.

  • 1

    Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive

    The Louisana Jeepers are holding a Harvey Relief Supply Drive to help our neighbors affected by the storm.

    The drive will be held this Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Savage Offroad (3341 Hwy 90 E, Broussard, Louisiana 70518) from 10 am – 2 pm.


    The weather was perfect for the event; most Jeepers went doorless and topless! (Facebook)

    With this being a holiday weekend, Savage Offroad will take donations leading up to the event, if you have plans to be out of town. Just swing by the office during business hours to drop off any donations.

    We know that the storms aren’t over yet, but there are thousands of people in Texas who already need the help. The list of items needed:

    • Baby Formula
    • Towels
    • Diapers
    • Baby Wipes
    • Shampoo/Conditioner
    • Toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste
    • Deodorant
    • Feminine Hygiene products
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Medical gloves
    • Soap
    • Bottled Water
    • Non perishable snacks
    • Clothing; children sizes on up, including underwear and socks
    • Dry or canned Pet food

    (Please only new items, no household items, used items, etc. at this time)

    (Facebook/Louisiana Jeepers)

    Harvey Dump Truck Rescue Getty Images
  • 2

    Flood Victim Diaper Drive

    A student organization at the University of Louisiana is asking for your help and support as they seek to bring aid comfort to some of Hurricane Harvey’s most vulnerable victims.

    The Black Student Union at U.L. is asking for your donations of diapers that will be collected and donated to the Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio for distribution in the flood ravaged areas of Texas.

    Once classes resume at U.L., that should be August 31 according to university officials, you’re encouraged to drop off your donations at the BSU cubicle inside the U.L. Student Union on McKinley Street.

    If you are unable to drop off your donations, arrangements can be made to pick up your donation by emailing the student organizers of the event at theulbsu@gmail.com 

    theulbsu via instagram
  • 3

    Finding Nelson Mandela

    Cité des Arts presents Dennis Ward’s comedy-drama, Finding Nelson Mandela, directed by Charlee Halphen.

    On a car trip to Atlanta to attend a family reunion, Ms. Bell, an African-American nurse, takes Rose on a journey to the threshold of her freedom, and at the same time, Nelson Mandela is released from prison after twenty-seven years and travels to Atlanta to gain worldwide support to end the Apartheid government in South Africa. Finding Nelson Mandela tells the story of two people’s struggle for freedom and how their destinies meet."

    Play performances are August 31-Sept 3rd, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm in the Robert D. Sidman Theatre at Cité des Arts, 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette. Admission is $15.00 general admission and $12.00 for seniors and students with a valid ID. Call 337-291-1122 for reservations or go to citedesarts.org to buy tickets.

    Gareth Davies/Getty Images
  • 4

    Ragin' Cajun Football Against Southeastern

    Louisiana opens up their season this Saturday against Southeastern Louisiana at Cajun Field. Kickoff is set for 6:00pm, with pregame beginning at 4pm on ESPN1420 and ESPN1420.com.

    Read More: Coach Hud Talks SLU, Team Health, Jordan Davis & More[Video] | http://espn1420.com/coach-hudspeth-talks-southeastern-health-of-team-jordan-davis-depth-chart-video/?trackback=tsmclip

    Photo Courtesy: ragincajuns.com
  • 5

    M.I.Brary Concert Fundraiser

  • 6

    Carencro High Mattress Fundraiser

    The Carencro High School Band will be hosting their greatly anticipated 2017 4th Annual MATTRESS FUNDRAISER on Saturday, September 2, 2017

    The Carencro High School Band is very excited to host this event. Every mattress sold will benefit the Band!

    Brand new, name brand (Simmons, Malouf & Southerland) mattress sets all priced UP TO 50% OFF retail will be available. These are top quality mattress sets with full nationwide manufacturer warranties. Much higher quality for the price than at a retail store!

    All sizes are available. Mattress set prices range from $199 to $2999. (Ask your favorite Band Member for a coupon to SAVE an additional $50 OFF any mattress set over $599..!!!) White Glove delivery is included! Payment is accepted in Cash, Check, Visa, M/C, Discover and/or even FREE Layaway. 20+ different mattress models will be on display in the cafeteria at Carencro High School, from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, September 2, 2017.

    LIKE our page @ http://www.facebook.com/cfssla

    JOIN your event @ http://www.facebook.com/cfssla/events

    INVITE your friends!

    If you, or anyone you know is in the market for a new mattress…make sure you remember this date to check out this event!!

    If you need a new mattress before this event and want to SUPPORT THE SCHOOL or have any mattress specific questions, please contact Kathy Orgeron of CFS Louisiana at cfslouisiana@customfundraisingsolutions.com.

    ALL sales benefit Carencro High School Band!!

    (Facebook)

    Facebook
  • 7

    Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas

    Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas will be playing Blue Moon Saloon on Saturday, September 2.

    (Facebook)

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  • 8

    Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys

    Vermilionville invites you to a smoke-free concert by Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys on Sunday, September 3, 2017, from 1-4 PM.

    Admission is $10 and refreshments will be available for this smoke-free family-friendly event. For more information call (337) 233-4077.

     

    Facebook/Kevin Naquin
  • 9

    Lafayette Social Media Breakfast

    Join Social Media Breakfast Lafayette as they field questions, troubleshoot, brainstorm ideas for your business, and talk about new developments in social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more!

    #smblafayette

    From SMBL:

    Social Media Breakfast Lafayette is FREE to attend and open to anyone and everyone!

    We bring together local social media practitioners and enthusiasts for a morning of meeting, sharing, and learning about the tools and tricks of the ever-evolving social media industry. We promote a casual and comfortable setting for newbies and experts alike to ask questions, toss around new ideas, and offer personal stories of success.

    sean94110, Flickr
  • 10

    Thompson Square at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel