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What is Balfa Week? Balfa Week is an inclusive cultural immersion experience centered around an adult-oriented music camp. Participants from around the globe gather with Louisiana’s master musicians and culture bearers to gain knowledge and skills in Louisiana Cajun and Creole/Zydeco-style guitar, fiddle, accordion, rhythm/percussion, dance, French language vocals, food preparation, and folklife traditions. Louisiana-style meals and camaraderie are included with camp registrations.

Where is Balfa Camp? Most classes, workshops, dances, and meals during Balfa Week will occur on the campus of Lakeview RV Park & Campground in Eunice, LA. Lodging is available on campus with private or shared cabin options for RV, camper, or tent sites. Nearby hotel lodging alternatives and excursions are available.

Highlights for Balfa Week include:

  • Cultural immersion focused on Cajun & Creole music heritage and folklife;
  • Intensive classes for music instruments, band Labs, vocals and dance,
  • Lagniappe workshop and folklife demonstrations;
  • Nightly Dances featuring popular Cajun and Creole bands;
  • Daily Jam des Amis music sessions;
  • Delicious Louisiana-sourced food and beverages;
  • Local culture and heritage excursions;
  • World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff

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  • Courtney Jennings

    Courtney Jennings is a contributing writer with St. Landry Now since 2023 covering local events throughout the parish. She also runs the local publication MacaroniKID Acadia-St. Landry, an online publication and weekly e-newsletter on family friendly activities, local events, and community resources for parents.

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