St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | 337.948.8004 |

Here in the heart of Cajun Country, we host a wide range of events and activities for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy your stay in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This printable listing of events was generated on!


Sep 02, 2017

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1939 W. Landry St.
Opelousas, LA 70570

35th Annual Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival

In 1981, fearful that Creole and zydeco music were dying out, a group of concerned citizens organized the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival. Today, the event features the best in zydeco in addition to some swamp-pop, swing, R&B, and southern soul artists.

Saturday, Sept 2 - Zydeco Breakfast
The Annual Zydeco Breakfast is Saturday morning, hosted by the City of Opelousas, Zydeco Capital of the World. Bring your lawn chair to enjoy live entertainment in a relaxed and charming setting in the heart of downtown Opelousas. Last year’s breakfast included Bloody Mary’s, coffee, Clifton Chenier Casserole, and pancakes. 

Courthouse Square | 8:30-10:30am | Free Admission | 337-948-6262 |

Saturday, Sept 2 - Festival Schedule
10:30am - Zydeco Parade (from the Courthouse on E. Landry to the Yambilee building)
TBA - Black Pot Cook-off begins. Free samples
TBA - Judges are served. Awards given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

Saturday, Sept 2 - Music Lineup

Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
Jamie Bergeron & the Zydeco Outlaws
Nathan Williams & Zydeco Cha Cha's
Lil Nate & the Zydeco Big Timers
Travis Matte & the Kingpins 

Yambilee Building | Gate opens at 7am | Adults $10 | Children 12 years old and under $5

1939 W. Landry St.
Opelousas, LA 70570