It's almost here -- Festival International de Louisiane!

Downtown Lafayette is transformed into an entertainment complex featuring six music stages, food court areas, street musicians and animators, arts and crafts boutiques, art galleries, beverage stands, cultural workshops, international cooking demonstrations and a world music store.

The festivities get kicked off this Wednesday afternoon and continue through Sunday. For more info, visit www.festivalinternational.com or click on the schedule here (it will enlarge when clicked on):