The junior class of St. Thomas More Catholic High School is once again hosting this year's Hopefest Music Festival and 5K.

The festival will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 11 am to 9 pm in Moncus Park in Lafayette. There is no admission fee to attend the all-day music festival.

In addition to the music festival, there will also be a 5K race that will benefit the STM Options Program at 9:00 am that day. You can register for the 5K race here.

Admission to the 5K race is $30 per runner. (The walk-up rate on the day of the event goes up to $35).

After the race, stick around for the all-day Hopefest Music Festival right there on the waterfront at Moncus Park. It will include boiled crawfish, jambalaya, BBQ, fun jumps, face-painting, kids games, and much more.

This year’s music lineup includes:

10:00 am - 10:45 am: CYT
11:15 am - 1:15 pm: Rouge Krewe
1:35 pm - 2:35 pm: Gerald Gruenig & Gentilly Zydeco
2:55 pm - 3:40 pm: School of Rock
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Mia Montero
5:20 pm - 6:20 pm: Mas Donkey
6:40 pm - 7:40 pm: MacKenzie Bourg
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Chris Renzema

Hopefest Music Festival, Facebook
Hopefest Music Festival, Facebook

Festival attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets, and an appetite.

All proceeds from this year's Hopefest are directed to two different recipients who care for people in need.

One is the STM Options Program, which enables special needs teens to receive a St. Thomas More education.

The other recipient is The Hub. The Hub: Lafayette Urban Ministries is on a mission to offer everyone in our city access to restored life

This is Hopefest’s 17th year, and over the years, it has donated over $1.5 million to local charities.

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