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!

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  • May 04, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • May 04, 2018

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Live Thoroughbred Horse Racing

    It's thoroughbred racing at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino every Wednesday through Saturday. Come out and enjoy this fast-paced competition in the first entertainment complex in America designed to combine horse racing and casino gaming. Post time is at 5:40pm.

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino | 5:40pm | Free Admission
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    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • May 04, 2018

    337-879-2050
    2818 Hwy. 31
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Silver Slipper, Cajun Hibachi Grill: Live Music

    The legendary Silver Slipper has reopened to the delight of many locals with a Cajun-Asian fusion menu and juicy hamburgers. Local Bayou Teche Brewing Acadie beer flows on tap and a drive through daiquiri window is available. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday listen to live music belted from local musicians. 

    Silver Slipper Cajun Hibachi Grill | Friday & Saturday 6:30pm-10:30pm | Sunday 10am-2pm | Free Admission

    337-879-2050
    2818 Hwy. 31
    Arnaudville, LA 70512


  • May 04, 2018

    337-457-6999
    1415 E. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Rocky's Live Music

    Fresh Louisiana seafood and mouthwatering gourmet burgers aren't all that's on the menu at Rocky's. Every Friday and Saturday night Rocky's Cajun Kitchen is serving up authentic Cajun French music by local favorites. Dine in on a Wednesday and participate in a true Cajun jam session, where anyone is welcome to join in!

    6pm-9pm | Free Admission 

    337-457-6999
    1415 E. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • May 04, 2018
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    337-550-1390
    2048 Johnson Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Le Café Cajun

    Du Café et de la discution, tout en français!—Le café et la conversation décontractée en français cadien. Aide à préserver le patrimoine français de la Louisiane dans notre coin du sud-ouest de la Louisiane. Apprendre, pratiquer et améliorer vos compétences Cajun français. Les participants se rassemblent souvent autour de la table et échanger des histoires cohérentes avec le thème choisi de la journée. Utilisation du français encourage, bien sûr, cependant les orateurs français partagent leurs histoires en anglais aussi, pour que tous le long de la conversation tous le monde puisse suivre. Hébergé par le Cajun Prairie chapter de OLLI à LSU Eunice, ces conversations auront lieu chaque vendredi, sauf avis contraire.

    9H-10H | Entrée Libre

    Du Café et du discutation, tout en français!—Coffee and casual conversational in Cajun French. Help to preserve Louisiana French heritage in our corner of Southwest Louisiana. Learn, practice and improve your Cajun French skills. Participants often gather around the table and swap stories consistent with the chosen theme of the day. Use of French encouraged, of course, however French speakers share their stories in English as well, for all to follow along. Hosted by the Cajun Prairie Chapter of OLLI at LSU Eunice, these conversations will take place every Friday, unless otherwise announced. 

    Continuing Education Building at LSUE, Room 117 | 9am-10am | Free Admission

    337-550-1390
    2048 Johnson Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535

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  • May 04, 2018

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    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

    Music & Market Spring Series

    Friday evening pick up fresh, homegrown produce, and listen to live, regional music at Music & Market in historic Opelousas. In addition to the musical entertainment, Music & Market will spotlight a vegetable and/or agriculture commodity. Samples will be available. Concert-goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. Ice chests will not be allowed.

    April 20 - Lil Buck Sinegal (Blues)
    April 27 - Gregg Martinez (Swamp Pop/Variety)
    May 4 - Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie (Zydeco/Cajun)
    May 11 - Chubby Carrier (Zydeco) - Downtown Edition: Courthouse Square
    May 18 - Jaxon Meche Band (Country)

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 5:30pm-8:30pm
    Courthouse Square Location:  118 S. Court St., Opelousas, LA 70570

    Want more festivals and events? Sign up to receive for our E-Newsletter featuring a calendar of events! 

    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

  • May 05, 2018

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    337-662-3542
    Marie St.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    22nd Annual Celebration of Herbs & Gardens

    The Sunset Garden Club has continued to impress garden enthusiasts with a wide selection of plants and herbs for over twenty years through the Annual Celebration of Herbs & Gardens. The event is a great opportunity to step outside with your kids, friends, or even spend an afternoon with Mom and Dad. Vendors specialize in a variety of plants and can answer your questions about growing and cultivation. These include hibiscus, grasses, fruit trees, bromeliads, orchids, ferns, succulents, roses, and more. Master Gardeners are also on site and will present informative presentations with time for a Q&A. 

    Local crafts, handmade yard art, and herbal bath and body products can also be found on the grounds for sale. First-timers should know that plants go fast! The saying is true; the early bird gets the worm. You may also want to bring a wagon to store plants and items while you shop. 

    The celebration isn't just for adults! The Kid's Corner features fun jumps, face-painting, and other engaging activities. Kids can also visit the fairy garden or meet some of the bee-keepers or agricultural vendors on site.

    The Celebration of Herbs and Gardens is held the first Saturday in May every year in Sunset, Louisiana. Funds raised by this annual festival are used for town beautification projects facilitated by the Sunset Garden Club. 

    Need overnight accommodations? Visit our "Stay" page for a list of hotels, RV parks, and B&Bs! 

    8am-4pm | Rain Date is Sunday, May 6 | $5 Admission | 6 and Under Free | No pets or ice chests, please

    337-662-3542
    Marie St.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • May 05, 2018

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Live Thoroughbred Horse Racing

    It's thoroughbred racing at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino every Wednesday through Saturday. Come out and enjoy this fast-paced competition in the first entertainment complex in America designed to combine horse racing and casino gaming. Post time is at 5:40pm.

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino | 5:40pm | Free Admission
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    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • May 05, 2018

    337-754-7724
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Every Woman Series

    Every Woman is a two-month-long celebration for and by women featuring a series of cultural events. The series focuses on art, spirituality, and social activities and invites men, women, and children to join in. Most activities take place at NUNU Arts & Culture Collective, an educational non-profit and arts incubator in Arnaudville, Louisiana. The collective advocates for Louisiana French education and hosts numerous events throughout the year in both French and English. 

    April 7 - Deux Bayou Gallery Women's Exhibit - 3pm-6pm

    April 15 - Special Drum Circle - 3pm-4pm

    April 25 - Women's Voices in Poetry, Short Story, and Music 7pm-9pm
    Located at Chicory's Coffee & Cafe in Grand Coteau, LA 

    April 28 - La Table Française - 9:30am-11:30am
    La joie des femmes qui guerit tour (The Joy of Women Who Heal Everything) 

    May 5 - The Amazing Journey of Womanhood - 2pm-5pm
    Short stories and group activities

    May 12 - Every Woman - 3pm-6pm
    Artist Meet & Greet 

    May 18 - Lauren Greene Whyte Quilt Drawing - 8pm

    May 26 - Stone Soup Sister Supper - 4pm-7pm



    337-754-7724
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512


  • May 05, 2018

    337-879-2050
    2818 Hwy. 31
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Silver Slipper, Cajun Hibachi Grill: Live Music

    The legendary Silver Slipper has reopened to the delight of many locals with a Cajun-Asian fusion menu and juicy hamburgers. Local Bayou Teche Brewing Acadie beer flows on tap and a drive through daiquiri window is available. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday listen to live music belted from local musicians. 

    Silver Slipper Cajun Hibachi Grill | Friday & Saturday 6:30pm-10:30pm | Sunday 10am-2pm | Free Admission

    337-879-2050
    2818 Hwy. 31
    Arnaudville, LA 70512


  • May 05, 2018

    337-457-6999
    1415 E. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Rocky's Live Music

    Fresh Louisiana seafood and mouthwatering gourmet burgers aren't all that's on the menu at Rocky's. Every Friday and Saturday night Rocky's Cajun Kitchen is serving up authentic Cajun French music by local favorites. Dine in on a Wednesday and participate in a true Cajun jam session, where anyone is welcome to join in!

    6pm-9pm | Free Admission 

    337-457-6999
    1415 E. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • May 05, 2018

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    337-457-6503
    Downtown, 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Eunice Farmers' Market

    The Eunice Farmers Market is open year-round every Wednesday and Saturday. Shoppers can choose from seasonal garden fruits and vegetables (when available), jellies, jams, fruit preserves, pickles, raw honey, and a local favorite, sweet dough pies. Arts and crafts may appear from time to time as vendors are available. 

    Downtown Eunice | Summer: Wednesday 2pm-5pm | Saturday 8am-12pm | Fall: Saturday 8am-12pm | Free Admission

    337-457-6503
    Downtown, 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • May 05, 2018

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    337-453-1023
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Farmers' Market

    Shop for local, home-grown produce at the Opelousas Farmers' Market. Opelousas, Louisiana is a major agricultural community. In the mid 20th Century the town was even known as the Yam Capital of the World. Today you can still try an Opelousas sweet potato and even take home some collards and mustard greens, kale, carrots, honey, and squashes when in season. The Opelousas Farmer's Market is open throughout the year every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. In the spring and fall, local farmers gather in the evening for a special concert, Music & Market, featuring Cajun and zydeco music bands. 

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 6:30am-10:30am | Free Admission

    337-453-1023
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • May 05, 2018

    337-754-5122
    1002 Noth Ln.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Live at Bayou Teche Brewing

    Every Saturday in Arnaudville, lift your spirits with a glass of ice cold craft beer, Louisiana style food, and live Cajun, Creole and zydeco music all at Bayou Teche Brewing. The micro-brewery is truly a one-stop-shop for those looking for an authentic rural Louisiana experience. This local, family owned and operated brewery specializes in beer that accentuates the bold flavors of Cajun and Creole cuisine. The Knott Family also likes to pass a good time every weekend with entertainment and food from local chefs on Saturday and Bourré (card game) and a jam session on Sunday.

    The tap room is open every day of the week and tours of the eco-friendly brewery are offered in English and en français!

    April 7 - Bring On the Meat (End of Lent Barbecue)
    Live music featuring The Quatre Coin Throwdown
    April 14 - Live music featuring Plaquemine Brulee
    April 21 - Live music featuring Jimmy Breaux
    May 5 - Nathan Plumbar
    May 12 - Glenn Dale Fontenot; Adeline Miller and Friends
    May 19 - Bobby Michot and the Coulee Jumpers
    May 26 - Rayo Brothers 

    Bayou Teche Brewing | Saturday 3pm-6pm | Sunday 2pm-5pm | Free Admission

    337-754-5122
    1002 Noth Ln.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512


  • May 05, 2018

    337-457-2881
    1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Old Fashioned Fais-do-do Barn Dances

    Lakeview Park & Beach is known to throw an amazing party whether it be Mardi Gras, Black Pot Camp, or one of their Saturday night Old Fashioned Fais Do-Do barn dances. This rustic barn is the perfect setting foot-stompin', two-steppin' Cajun dancing and music. Acadian’s best performers are known to frequent the barn stage, including Grammy-nominated band, Bonsoir Catin. So come out and pass a good time with the locals. During summer months also enjoy live music on the beach. 

    Campers receive four free armbands for the beach and two free tickets to the Barn dance. Non-campers can purchase a day pass armband for $10 on weekends, $7 on weekdays, and $5 on Tuesdays that allows you access to the beach, beach playground, fishing lake, and any beach entertainment.

    Spring Band Schedule:

    April 14 - Travis Matte & the Kingpins
    April 21 - Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie
    April 28 - Ronnie Matthews & Throwdown

    May 12 - One Trick Pony
    May 19 - Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin' Cajuns
    May 26 - Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express

    June 16 - Travis Matte & the Kingpins
    June 23 - Dustin Sonnier & the Wanted
    June 30 - One Trick Pony

    2016 Louey Tourism Award Winner for Campground/RV Park of the Year

    Admission varies for campers and noncampers | Barn: 8pm-12am | Beach: 4pm-7pm
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    337-457-2881
    1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • May 05, 2018

    337-457-7389
    200 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Rendez-vous des Cajuns

    Bring your dancing shoes to the Liberty Theatre's "Rendez-vous des Cajuns," a live radio show in the Grand Old Opry/Louisiana Hayride/Prairie Home Companion format. The show takes place every Saturday in Eunice, home to some of Louisiana's most popular Cajun music artists and the Cajun French Music Hall of Fame Museum. In fact, the show's emcee will even host each program in Cajun French with just enough English spoken, so that everyone can enjoy the history and stories behind the music and lyrics. Today's Cajun and Creole artists have their own original music but many also continue to play the traditional French songs they grew up hearing from fiddle and accordion masters. This event is a "must see" for Louisiana music fans.  

    April 7 - Sheryl Cormier & The Cajunettes 
    April 14 - Jay Cormier & Cajun Born
    April 28 - The Camp Jammers 
    May 5 - Ronnie Matthews & Throwdown 
    May 12 - Wallace Trahan & Rice n' Gravy 
    May 19 - Steve Riley & Cajun Creole Fiddle Masters 

    Liberty Theatre | 6pm-7:30pm | $5 Admission
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    337-457-7389
    200 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • May 05, 2018

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    337-457-9563
    4413 U.S. Hwy. 190
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Savoy Music Center Jam Session

    The Savoy Music Center Jam Session is a special Saturday morning tradition hosted at the Savoy Music Center, home of the master accordion craftsman, Marc Savoy. Marc Savoy's Cajun Jam Session has created such a buzz over the years that the three-hour event has gotten the attention of major media outlets such as Good Morning America, National Geographic, and Smithsonian Magazine. The jam has also attracted visitors from all over the world who are fascinated by Cajun music, and eager to meet the musicians. The jam's notoriety partly has to do with Marc Savoy's jam session etiquette. The jam is not a place for the younger artists to "show-off" but instead to be led by the older generation of Cajun music fiddlers and accordionists. It's not a talent show, but instead a cultural exchange of stories, tunes, tips, and few laughs. 

    Don't know how to play? That's just fine. Chairs are set up for the audience to sit and listen or get up and dance! 

    Savoy Music Center | 9am-12pm | Free Admission
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    337-457-9563
    4413 U.S. Hwy. 190
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • May 05, 2018

    337-662-3276
    832 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Sunrise Saturdays in Sunset Farmers' Market

    Every Saturday, local artisans offer jam, jellies, pies, and treats while local farmers sell fresh produce and grass-fed beef. While you're visiting Sunset, check out local art galleries, antique malls, and shops. Local artists work with everything from gourds to fused glass, and several antique shops specialize in mid-century items and kitchenware. 

    The grounds at Water Oak Farms | 8am-12pm

    337-662-3276
    832 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584


  • May 05, 2018

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    337-457-8499
    250 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Prairie Acadian Cultural Center - The Cajun Way

    The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice, LA is one of six interpretive sites available through the Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve. The interpretive center in Eunice focuses on sharing the history and cultural traditions of the Prairie Acadians, French-speaking farmers who settled in and around the Eunice area. The center's Saturday program showcases the uniqueness of the area through a Cajun French lesson, quilting demonstration, live music, and a special Cajun cooking class in the demo kitchen. 

    Activities Schedule
    10am-12pm – Explore & Restore Crafts for Kids
    2pm-2:20pm – Quilting Lesson 
    2:45pm – Music & Dance Lesson 
    4pm – Allons Manger! (Let's go eat)

    It doesn't end there! Work off that rich cuisine with more dancing at the Liberty Theater's Rendez-vous des Cajuns.

    Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve Prairie Acadiana Cultural Center | 10am-6pm | Free Admission 
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    337-457-8499
    250 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • May 06, 2018

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    337-678-3024
    372 Harry Guilbeau Rd
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    2-Year-Olds in Training Sale

    The Annual 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale takes place in Opelousas, Louisiana, a community whose people are passionate about raising, racing, and caring for horses, and have a long history with these amazing animals. The Equine Sales Company of Louisiana hosts event and other equine sales throughout the year. Don't miss the Consignor Select Yearling Sale in the Summer and the Open Yearling and Mixed Sale in the fall. The 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale is May 7, 2018 with a breeze show set for May 6, 2018, the day after the Kentucky Derby. 

    The Equine Sales Company of Louisiana was founded and is owned by horsemen to advance Louisiana's Equestrian industry. This first-class facility sits on 13 acres and opened in 2010 as Louisiana's first facility dedicated to selling horses. The facility host three auctions throughout the year. For more information about equine tourism in Louisiana visit, LouisianaHorseTourism.com.

    For thoroughbred and quarter horse racing events in Opelousas, make plans to visit Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino.

    Equine Sales of Louisiana | 10am 


    337-678-3024
    372 Harry Guilbeau Rd
    Opelousas, LA 70570