Welcome to Lafayette
The Heart of Cajun Country
Established in the 1820’s as Vermilionville, in 1836 the city became incorporated. With the discovery of oil, Lafayette became known as “the Hub City” a center for oil and gas companies, registering in 2018 the highest number of workers in the oil and natural gas industry in Louisiana. As the city continued to grow, and become more diversified, Lafayette became a major center for technology, health care, social services, aerospace, banking, and retail.
The City’s rich French, Spanish, and Creole history, create a unique and diverse culture expressed in our art and architecture, music, dance, food, and celebrations.
Is in this festive environment that LAGCOE, a nonprofit organization, hosts the unique and vibrant Energy Fest. A trade show focused on innovation, technology, and entertainment. Join us from October 19-21 at the Cajundome & Convention Center.