St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | 337.948.8004 | www.cajuntravel.com

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 www.cajuntravel.com!

Events


Jul 27, 2019

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337-584-2260
828 E. Landry St.
Opelousas, LA 70570

6th Annual Southwest Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival

Join the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe for the 6th Annual Three Moons Festival. July 28, you can learn more about Louisiana's Native American heritage in Opelousas where various tribes gather to celebrate their traditions together. The event is hosted by Chief Nolan Gobert of the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe and is led by Mr. Harvey Whitford of the Blackfeet Tribe and his wife, Mrs. Carolyn Gray Whitford of the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe. 

Tribal members from across the state will perform traditional dances, drumming, storytelling activities, and special demonstrations featuring primitive crafts and tools. This event is family friendly and also offers educational activities and games for kids including American Stick Ball and Washer games. There will also be outside vendors with craft items for purchase and food! It's not a Louisiana festival without something to eat. The Attakapas tribe will prepare red beans and rice, shrimp fettuccine, jambalaya, corn maque choux, and more.  

Last year's activities: 

9:30am - Gourd dancing led by former Cheif Mayeaux of the Avogel Tribe of Louisiana
11:30am - Grand Entry
12pm - Flint Knapping Demo by Gary Perry of the Avogel Tribe of Louisiana
12:30pm - Flute performance by Claude Guillory Gallien
12:40pm - Drumming and dancing by Canneci N'de banc of Lipan Apache
1pm - Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Dancers
1:30pm - Jewelry Demo by Theresa Semien Gobert of the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe
2pm - Craftsman Demo (Cowhide Chairs) with Danny Lee Petrella of Mamou Choctaw
2:30pm - Drumming by Theresa Semien Gobert & Amy Gobert Cormier of the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe 
4pm - Inter-tribal Dancing 

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

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

337-584-2260
828 E. Landry St.
Opelousas, LA 70570