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!


Jul 28, 2018

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828 E. Landry St.
Opelousas, LA 70570

5th Annual Southwest Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival

Experience Opelousas' colorful Native American heritage with traditional dancing, drumming, arts & crafts, storytelling, food. There will also be outside vendors with items for purchase and special guest speakers, Harvey and Carolyn Whitford. Children and adults can learn something new with lessons demonstrating traditional dance and jewelry making, and participate in other educational activities like Native American Stickball. This family friendly event will be hosted by Chief Nolan Gobert and Tribal Council Members. It is free to the public and is an alcohol-free event.

All day – Dancing by the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe 

10am – Opening Ceremony (Blessing) Deputy Chief Merniva Broussard Francois
11am – Grand Entry + Presentation of Flags  
11:30am – Education speaker, Harvey Whitford
12pm – Lunch
1pm - Storytelling
2pm - Harvey Whitford - Educational Speaker
3pm – Silent Auction
3:30pm – Opelousas Blacklegged Drummers 
4pm – Closing Ceremony 

Need accommodations? Visit the "Stay" page for area hotels, B&Bs, and RV Parks. 

Farmers' Market Pavilion | 10am-5pm | Free Admission 

828 E. Landry St.
Opelousas, LA 70570