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.

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    Janet Jackson: State of the World Tour

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    Clark Creek Hiking Trail, Facebook

    Clark Creek Waterfall Hike

    So this one is a 2-hour drive from Lafayette, but well worth the trek (to take another trek)!

    Clark Creek Nature Area in Pond, Mississippi, offers a great "daycation". Pack & Paddle puts this hike together, so you know it's going to be a good one!

    This is the place that always astounds first-time visitors. Two hours from Lafayette and your senses are filled by the sights, sounds and fresh fragrances of trails carved into steep moss-covered ravines that lead you to, over, or under four waterfalls. If you are quiet and patient, you could see chipmunks, marbled salamanders, and possibly birds of prey, or wild turkey. A unique wilderness, civilized by the beautifully constructed staircases and observation decks, but still possessing miles of undeveloped stream-beds surrounded by towering ridges.

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    September Art Walk, Downtown Lafayette

    The Downtown Lafayette Artwalk is happening on September 9, from 6-9 PM.

    Sola Violins is hosting Arco Music, a string trio playing a variety of songs.

    Admission to Artwalk is free. Expect to walk and see art. And eat. And drink, if you are into that. If not, we won't judge.

    Artwalk takes place the first Saturday of each month. Grab your friends and c'mon!

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    Facebook, Lydia Cancer Cajun Food Fest

    Cajun Food Fest & Fais Do-Do

    The Lydia Cancer Society is hosting the 14th Annual Cajun Food Fest & Fais Do-Do Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9 at Weeks Park in New Iberia.

    Food, music, street fair and lots of family fun, all to raise money for the Lydia Cancer Society.

    Cajun Food Fest & Fais Do Do

    FRIDAY 9-8-17

    * Cajun Food
    * Carnival Rides

    * Music by:
    * Four Pauls - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    * Gypsy Sticks - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

    SATURDAY 9-9-17

    * Poker Run Registration - 7:30 am
    * Poker Run Leaves - 9:00 am

    SURVIVOR & OPENING Ceremony - 10:30 am
    People's Choice Awards - 4:00 pm

    * Cajun Food
    * Craft Booths
    * Cruisin Cajun Country Car Show
    * Carnival Rides

    * MUSIC
    ** 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - 5 O'Clock Shadow
    ** 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Road Runners
    ** 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Connie G
    ** 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Seasoned Soul

    All proceeds go to the Lydia Cancer Association which
    provides limited financial assistance to clients with cancer
    in Iberia, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion Parishes.

    For More Information contact Ronald Landry @ 519-3131 or LCA office @ 367-1192

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    Somebody To Love - Pet Adoption Day

    ARFLA is hosting a pet adoption day at the Northside Petco this Saturday, from 10 am - 1 pm.

    From their Facebook page:

    A Home with Somebody to Love - Adoption Event
    SPECIAL ADOPTION FEE ONLY $75 at this event, to approved applicants!
    The difference between a house and a home is love!
    Join and Coldwell Banker® as we celebrate that love by helping connect good people with great pets to love at
    adoption events all over the US and Canada.

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    Facebook Hunter Deblanc

    Hunter Deblanc CD Release Party

    It seems that, as of late, Hunter Deblanc has 2 main loves: music, and sailing the seas.

    Hunter sets sail again soon, this time on a 4-month hitch (his last gig was out of Austrailia!) So, as a going-away celebration, Hunter is debuting his CD: Daydreaming.

    The CD release party will be held Friday, September 8 at the Feed-N-Seed venue, behind Grand Street Dancehall (it's got a great atmosphere, and the acoustics are good!).

    The doors open at 8, and there will be plenty of Daydreaming CDs for you to pick up as Christmas gifts! (Admission is $10)

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    Facebook Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

    Fall Exhibition Opening Reception

    Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum is the venue for the celebration of 5 exhibitions, opening up to run this fall. (Exhibitions detailed below).

    Food: Bon Temps Grill

    Refreshments: Bayou Teche Brewing, Schilling Distributing, Dripping Springs Vodka/Gin

    Drinks and light refreshments generously provided by Bon Temps Grill, Dripping Springs Vodka and Gin, Bayou Teche Brewing, Schilling Distributing Company, and Festivals Acadiens et Creoles.

    Fall Exhibitions:

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    Facebook St Cecilia Songfest

    ST. Cecilia's Songfest Premiere 2017

    This is a great fundraiser for St. Cecilia School in Broussard. It's the Songfest Premiere!

    Taking place Saturday at 7 pm, the Songfest Premiere 2017 will be an evening filled with great laughs and fabulous food! What do you get for your $85 donation? Wine and beer and hors d'hourves are also included. Don't forget about your chance to win tuition for one child (at St. Cecilia School) for one year or $2,500.

    The highlight of the evening? Parents of students battling it out as lip-sync teams!


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    Facebook Ragin Games

    Ragin' Games Cross-Fit Competition

    Ragin’ Games will take place Saturday, September 9.
    Powered by Ragin' Crossfit, Ragin' Games is a single day, multi-event CrossFit competition. Athletes are to complete in various, unknown, unexpected workouts. In 2010 Ragin' Games was the first CrossFit Competition to come to the Acadiana Area and it holds the reputation for being one of the biggest and best competitions in the South.
    More information, along with spectator tickets, can be found here.
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    Facebook Palmetto Island State Park

    Dutch Oven Gathering

    The beautiful Palmetto Island State Park is the setting for the Dutch Oven Gathering, Saturday, September 9, 2017.

    From 9 am - noon, it's "Greetin', Meetin', Cookin' & Eatin'".

    Join Latanier Cookers for this month's Dutch Oven Gathering. All cookers are welcome. Pots go on the coals from 9-10am. Pots on the table at Noon. No charge for tasting. Donations are always welcome. Entry fee into the park applies.

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