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Downtown Lafayette Hosting Toot’N’Scoot Crawfish Boil

Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (DLU) is excited to announce a Toot’N’Scoot Crawfish Boil fundraising event on Thursday, May 13th.

Posted: Apr 26, 2021 10:06 AM

Lafayette, LA – Supporting Downtown Lafayette has never tasted so good.

Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (DLU) — the non-profit organization that produces events like Downtown Alive!, Sno-Ball Fest, 2nd Saturday Artwalk, and Merry & Bright Christmas — is excited to announce a Toot’N’Scoot Crawfish Boil fundraising event on Thursday, May 13th.

Since 2004, a rooftop crawfish boil has been a DLU annual tradition with a two-fold purpose: to bring the business community together and help contribute to the operational expenses of the non-profit whose mission is to preserve, restore, and expand Downtown Lafayette. This year’s crawfish boil will look a little different than past events due to COVID-19 restrictions, but there will be limited in-person attendance and a fun to-go Toot’n’Scoot option for people to pick up crawfish to-go to enjoy at home with family and friends.

This year’s presenting sponsor, Agave Mexican Grill & Cantina, is a long-time downtown business that has witnessed the impacts Downtown Lafayette Unlimited has made on the vibrancy and growth of downtown, of which Agave has been a major contributor.

“I have watched the ebbs and flows of development and business in Downtown Lafayette over the past 2 decades and have never been more excited about its future,” says Nidal Balbeisi, owner of Agave Mexican Grill & Cantina. “My heart is downtown and my team strives every day to help make it a stronger place for business and a more beautiful and inviting place for the community to enjoy. That’s why I’m proud to sponsor DLU’s crawfish boil this year to help this organization achieve its goals to help downtown reach its full potential.”

This event will provide a safe way to support Downtown Lafayette while enjoying your favorite Cajun crustacean. Crawfish will be served drive-through style on the streets surrounding Parc Sans Souci from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. Along the route, drivers and passengers can enjoy a live DJ set and a live-streamed pickup experience with other lovers of Downtown Lafayette.

“We’re going to have fun with it, of course!” said Balbeisi.

Tickets for the boil include 5lbs of premium crawfish, all the fixings, and beverages including soda, wine, and beer. Participants will receive a map with entry and exit points, as well as where they can pick up their food and drinks. Additionally, a limited amount of VIP tables are also available for purchase for supporters who want to join the event onsite, which can be secured by contacting jamie@downtownlafayette.org.

“We remain incredibly grateful for the community’s support of DLU through one of the most challenging years we’ve faced as a community, and we want to be able to meet people where they are at - whether you’re comfortable celebrating outdoors and in-person in the park, or you would prefer to pick-up crawfish to enjoy in the comfort of your own office, home, or backyard, we invite the community to celebrate hope on the horizon with us,” said Anita Begnaud, CEO of DLU and DDA. To purchase Toot’n’Scoot tickets visit www.downtownlafayette.org/crawfishboil.

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