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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  • Apr 20, 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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  • Apr 21, 2018

    337-761-6335
    1050 Andrew Gautreaux Rd.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Fête de la Nature

    Fête de la Nature is an event that combines arts, culture, food, and science for the purpose of education and fun! This free, family-friendly event takes place outdoors, on eight acres of land in rural Arnaudville, and celebrates each of these topics with hands-on project and special guest speakers. Crafts, nature and culinary activities will be led by local organizations throughout Acadiana. See below for a list of activities and participants. 

    Activities & Workshops 

    - Building a Habitat Nest Sculpture for Wildlife with Atelier de la Nature
    - Planting a Bee Garden by Cosmic Bees of Acadiana
    - Native American Inspired Three Sister's Garden Planting by Jardin de France
    - Art Activities by NUNU Arts & Culture Collective, La Reveil Cecilia French Immersion Program, and Alliance Française de Lafayette
    - Blue Bird House Building Workshop by Russel's Food Center
    - Food workshop by Atelier de la Nature
    - Camping & Nature Activities with Cub Scout Pack 30 Breaux Bridge 

    Presentations 

    - Wetlands Educational Display by South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center
    - Guided Star Gazing Walk by Kaan Dere 

    Plant Sales

    - Native Plants by Acadiana Native Plant Project
    - Heirloom Vegetables 

    Food Vendors 

    - Made from Scratch Cakes
    - Atchafalaya Basin Honey
    - Cayenne Chow-Chow 

    Live Music

    1pm-3pm - Luke Huval & Friends
    3:30pm-5pm - Maggie Rose Tauzin
    5:30pm-7pm - Amis du Teche

    Fête de la Nature is a program of Atelier de la Nature in Arnaudville, LA. Atelier de la Nature is a nature reserve and education center, aiming to inspire people to steward the nature in our backyards and learn how collectively we can protect these natural gifts for future generations. Their programs are offered in both French and English and include culinary demonstrations, nature walks, eco-workshops, and other arts and science-related activities. Atelier de la Nature is the brainchild of the husband and wife team, Dr. Brandon and Aurore Ballengée. Dr. Brandon Ballengée is an artist and biologist and his wife, Aurore is a sustainable food educator.

    Atelier de la Nature Grounds | 1pm-8pm 

    337-761-6335
    1050 Andrew Gautreaux Rd.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512


  • Apr 21, 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


  • Apr 21, 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


  • Apr 21, 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


  • Apr 21, 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

  • Apr 21, 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

  • Apr 21, 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


  • Apr 21, 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


  • Apr 21, 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


  • Apr 21, 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

  • Apr 21, 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


  • Apr 21, 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

  • Apr 22, 2018 - Apr 26, 2018

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    337-453-3307
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Semaine de la Francophonie (Francophonie Week)

    Formerly known as La Semaine Francaise or French Week, this creative traveling placemaking summit takes place in Arnaudville and other communities in the Acadiana region with a series of mini-conferences. Presentations include a range of subjects including tourism, environmental sustainability, economic and social development, government, education, and folklife traditions. The summit brings together the expertise of respected scholars, artists, scientists, cultural citizens, and organizations, and each day takes place in a different community. Attendees represent Louisiana and the Brittany region of France for the purpose of critical discourse on creativity imperatives and processes. Each day brings a new experience, and with each, a deeper understanding of purpose, benefits, and methods for job creation within a cultural economy. Semaine de la Francophonie also includes an educational component geared toward high school students. 

    Day 1 - Dimanche
    Sunday in Arnaudville at NUNU Arts & Culture Collective

    Summit begins at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, one of 14 nationally selected examples of successful Creative Placemaking and included within the 2010 “White Paper for The Mayors' Institute on City Design,” a leadership initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors and American Architectural Foundation. The Keynote speaker is Ann Markusen, Director of the Arts Economy Initiative and the Project on Regional and Industrial Economics at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Principal of Markusen Economic Research.

    Day 2 - Lundi
    Monday in New Iberia at the Sliman Performing Arts Center

    New Iberia was founded on the banks of Bayou Teche in 1779 by a group of Spaniards from Malaga. It is the only extant town in Louisiana to be founded by Spaniards during the Colonial Period. New Iberia eventually became home to French settlers known as Acadians, who had been driven from Nova Scotia by British troops. The Keynote speaker is Malcolm White, who leads the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) as Executive Director.

    Day 3 - Mardi
    Tuesday in Abbeville at the Abbey Players Theater

    A tradition of great oyster bars runs deep in the history of Abbeville thanks to the first 19th century oystermen who used the Vermillion River flowing through town as an avenue to sell their fresh harvest. Abbeville remains a destination for oyster lovers who satisfy their cravings at a cluster of modern mollusk emporiums. The Keynote speaker will be announced soon.

    Day 4 - Mercredi

    Wednesday in Washington at the St. John Episcopal Church

    The third-oldest settlement in Louisiana, Washington is a former French trading post that flourished thanks to waters of Bayou Courtableau that run through it. The town was founded in 1720 and eventually rose in prominence as a steamboat port that brought cattle, sugar and other farm goods to markets in New Orleans. The Keynote speaker is Maria Rosario Jackson, senior advisor to the Arts & Culture Program at The Kresge Foundation, and an Institute Professor at Arizona State University where she holds appointments at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and also in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

    Day 5 - Jeudi
    Thursday in Lafayette at the Acadiana Center for the Arts

    Concluding Day takes place in the Hub of Acadiana and home of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Acadiana Center for the Arts, the Louisiana Division of the Arts Region 4 Arts Council. The Keynote speaker is Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, a choreographer/arts administrator turned urban planner. Gadwa Nicodemus leads Metris’ work. Recent Metris projects range from a Zimbabwean-focused case study of how creative spaces foster activism in repressive regimes (for Hivos, 2015) to an arts and culture plan for the small city of Grand Rapids, MN (GRMN Creates, 2015).


    Locations vary | Admission charged 

    337-453-3307
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

  • Apr 22, 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


  • Apr 22, 2018

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

    Bourré at The Brewery

    A Sunday afternoon at Bayou Teche Brewing is a great way to meet the locals. Each week the brewery hosts a front porch jam session, a French table, and a friendly game of Bourré. Bourré is a popular card game in South Louisiana. It's a trick-taking game, similar to Spades. If you don't know how the play, the locals will be happy to show you and even teach you a few new phrases at the French table. Local Cajun and Creole musicians often take a Sunday break to participate in the jam, a very casual gathering open to anyone with an instrument.

    Bayou Teche Brewing a is an eco-friendly microbrewery in Arnaudville, Louisiana. The brewmaster is using locally grown ingredients and crafting ales that complement the cuisine of the region, Cajun and Creole food. Bayou Teche Brewing is open to for tours in French and English seven days a week and also offers samples in the tap room! 

    Bayou Teche Brewing | 2pm | Free Admission 

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

  • Apr 23, 2018

    337-942-2732
    747 N. Union St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Zydeco Dance Lessons

    Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Opelousas is hosting free Zydeco dance lessons! All you need is one hour with an instructor to learn a few moves, then you're ready for live concerts at local festivals or zydeco dance halls. Zydeco is a genre of music that became popular in the 80's by legendary Louisiana artists such as Clifton Chenier or Terrance Simien. Opelousas, Louisiana is the Zydeco Music Capital of the World and is widely known for its famous dancehalls, clubs, and zydeco trail rides.  

    Holy Ghost Church Cafeteria | Free Admission | Every Monday | 6pm-7pm

    337-942-2732
    747 N. Union St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Apr 24, 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

  • Apr 25, 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


  • Apr 25, 2018

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    337-948-6263
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    La Table Francaise at Vieux Village

    Prenez une tasse de café avec nous et partager la conversation et le plaisir avec d'autres francophones. Tous sont les bienvenus pour que le plus dialectes sont parlés. Conversation libre et sujets ciblés sont tous deux encouragés. Ces conversations ont lieu le dernier mercredi de chaque mois sauf avis contraire. Venez découvrir la culture des habitants et des musiciens de la région. Si vous êtes chanceux, vous pourriez réussir à voir une performance improvisé.

    Whiteville School House à Le Vieux Village | 8H30-9H30 | Entrée libre

    Grab a cup of coffee with us and share conversation and fun with other French speakers. All are welcome as multiple dialects are spoken. Free conversation and focused topics are both encouraged. These conversations are held the last Wednesday of every month unless otherwise announced. Come and experience the culture with locals and musicians of the area. If you're lucky, you just might catch an impromptu performance. 

    Whiteville School House in Le Vieux Village | 8:30am-9:30am | Free Admission

    337-948-6263
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570