Old Town Lafayette

Welcome to our Creative, Diverse, and Eclectic downtown – home to wonderful boutiques, a large selection of international restaurants, downtown parks, and other civic amenities. 

The Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority launched a website dedicated to the vibrant mix of businesses in Old Town Lafayette at VisitOldTownLafayette.com. The website is a “wander-ful” experience for everyone to explore the attractions, sights, bites, businesses, and events that make Old Town Lafayette district a destination like no other. 

Visit the dedicated Old Town Lafayette website

welcome to wander in Old Town with diners on a patio

Special Events

Come to Old Town and enjoy the variety of community events throughout the year.


Places to visit in Old Town

View a map of public parking options in Old Town.

Our History

The downtown business corridor is located in Old Town Lafayette and runs primarily along Public Road and Simpson Street. For information about the city's founder, Mary Miller, and our rich coal mining and agricultural history, read about Historic Lafayette.

Vision Plan

In 2011, a Downtown Vision Plan was adopted by the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority to set forth policies for the future of downtown and to outline a strategy to continue the area's revitalization.