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Gulf Brew 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Celebrating the craft of beer at the best time of year!

This Fall Gulf Brew returns to Downtown Lafayette as a street festival along Jefferson & Vermilion Streets.

Gulf Brew, Louisiana’s oldest craft beer festival, relocates to Downtown Lafayette as an outdoor street festival along Jefferson Street on October 16, 2021. Previously, the event has been held in Blackham Coliseum, but the organizers have relocated it outdoors to allow for better social distancing in light of the current COVID-19 regulations.

Ticket holders will enjoy sampling more than 200 beers from craft breweries across the county while strolling along four pedestrian-only blocks of Jefferson Street in Downtown Lafayette between Juliet Hotel and La Carreta Restaurant. The event is one of the few occasions where all of Louisiana’s craft breweries and brewpubs showcase their newest beers in one place. Tickets are available online or at walk-up.

Gulf Brew features beer tap trucks, music stages, and crafts booths scattered along the route, with the main stage located in front of the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

Gulf Brew is a fundraiser for the Acadiana Center for the Arts, which presents performances and art exhibitions year-round in Downtown Lafayette as well as serving as the arts council for the eight-parish region. AcA brings art education to more than 77 public schools across Acadiana.


All volunteers get a wristband to attend Gulf Brew (either before or after their shift), a volunteer t-shirt, and FREE BEER at the Rock’n Bowl afterparty!

Volunteer orientation is on October 12 & 13.

Gulf Brew Seeking Arts Vendors Square

Sell your ART at Gulf Brew! Jefferson Street between Juliet Hotel & La Carreta Restaurant will be pedestrian-only, and lined with arts vendors.

Louisiana Crafts Guild Members are pre-juried and invited to participate in this event. Artists and handmade vendors who are not members of the Louisiana Crafts Guild are welcome to apply!

The event will begin with the coronation of “King and Queen of the Brew,” two community leaders who have triumphed in a fundraising competition in support of AcA’s Arts in Education mission.

A VIP lounge inside the AcA, with a prime view of the main stage, piped in sound, food and drink, and a football watch party on the big screen inside the James Devin Moncus Theater will run concurrently with Gulf Brew. Catch LSU v. Florida from the James Devin Moncus Theater on the BIG screen (game schedule TBA).



AcA is seeking partners, sponsors, and vendors to be included in the Brew Book, which lists all 200+ beers and their origins with a map of Featured Venues across Downtown.

The Brew Book will be distributed to all participants at registration and available at the Featured Venues.

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THANK YOU Gulf Brew Lead Sponsors

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  • Type: Special Event
  • Time: October 16, 2021 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Venue:Acadiana Center for the Arts & Jefferson & Vermilion Streets
  • Duration:4 hours