The "dog days" of summer get pretty brutal in south Louisiana. Temperatures routinely peak in the mid & upper 90's, with heat indices over the 100 degree mark. Folks all over search for a way to cool down. Snowballs are an Acadiana favorite. It's been said the people of Acadiana are so fond of celebrations, we'll hold a festival to celebrate a flat tire. I don't know about that, but celebrating a favorite like snowballs in the summer sounds reasonable to me. The inaugural Downtown Snowball Festival is set for this Saturday, August 10th, in Parc Sans Souci. The featival is from 4-8pm, presented by Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, the same folks who bring you Downtown Alive.