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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  • Aug 17, 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


  • Aug 18, 2018

    337-948-8004
    978 Kennerson Rd.
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

    Jammin' On the Bayou Jam Session

    Jammin' on the Bayou is a new jam session hosted by, Mr. Stanley Lee, at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Information Center, an award-winning, sustainable welcome center in Opelousas, Louisiana. The sessions are held every third Saturday of the month. Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite instrument and suggest their favorite songs, and bystanders are encouraged to dance and hum along. The jam session is free and open to the public. All levels are welcome! 

    St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | I-49, Exit 23 | 1pm | Free Admission

    337-948-8004
    978 Kennerson Rd.
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570


  • Aug 18, 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.

    August 10 - Jimmy Breaux
    August 11 - Nee de Tradition
    August 12 - Cajun Jam featuring Christian Lejuene
    August 17 - Andrew Duhon
    August 18 - TBA 
    August 19 - Cajun Jam featuring Jimmy Breaux
    August 24 - La Recolte
    August 25 - Acadien Cajun Band
    August 26 - Cajun Jam
    September 1 - Michot's Melody Makers

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

    Bayou Teche Brewing | Friday 7pm-9pm | Saturday 3pm-6pm | Sunday 2pm-5pm | Free Admission

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


  • Aug 18, 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 for foot-stompin' and two-steppin' to live Cajun and zydeco music. Acadian’s best performers are known to frequent the barn stage, including Grammy-nominated bands. 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.

    Summer Band Schedule:

    August 11 - Baret Fritz Band on the Beach
    August 18 - Landon Michael Trio on the Beach
    August 25 - Sabra & the Get Rights on the Beach
    September 1
    - One Trick Pony (Classic Rock)
    September 8 - Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
    September 15 - 80's Prom Night featuring Werewolf
    September 22 - Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin' Cajuns
    September 29 - Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie

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

    Admission varies for campers and noncampers | Barn: 9pm-12am | Beach: 4pm-7pm
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    337-457-2881
    1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Aug 18, 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

  • Aug 18, 2018

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

    Rendez-vous des Cajuns

    The Liberty Theatre's weekly Rendez-vous des Cajuns is on every Cajun music fan's bucket list and has been attracting curious tourists for decades. It is a live radio show hosted in Eunice, Louisiana, home to some of Louisiana's most popular Cajun music artists and the Cajun French Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

    Every Saturday, in the 
    Prairie Home Companion format, the show hosts a different Cajun, zydeco, or Creole music band. The show's emcee host each program in Louisiana French with just enough English spoken for the audience to follow along. Those ready to brush up on their Cajun waltz or two-step can take a dance partner on the Liberty Theatre stage. Be sure to add this Saturday tradition to your Louisiana itinerary!

    September 1 - Lisa Trahan & L’esprit Cadien
    September 8 - Lesa Cormier & The Sundown Playboys
    September 15 - Forest Huval & Friends
    September 22 - John Alva Leger & The Pas Bon Playboys
    September 29 - The Babineaux Sisters 

    Liberty Theatre | 6pm-7:30pm | $5 Admission

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


  • Aug 18, 2018

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

    Savoy Music Center Jam Session

    The Savoy Jam Session has been a Saturday morning tradition since 1966! The jam is hosted at the Savoy Music Center in Eunice, Louisiana by accordion maker, Marc Savoy, and his wife and fellow musician, Ann. 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 a few laughs. 

    Savoy Music Center also features a large collection of Cajun and zydeco cd's, books, and gifts for sale. 

    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

  • Aug 18, 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


  • Aug 18, 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

  • Aug 18, 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


  • Aug 18, 2018

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

    Eunice Farmers' Market

    Find farm-fresh produce year-round at the Downtown Farmer's Market in Eunice, Louisiana. Shoppers can choose from an array of seasonal garden fruits and vegetables, jellies, jams, and other preserves. Other farmer's market favorites include raw honey and Cajun sweet dough pies. The market is open every Saturday morning from 8am-12pm. During the warm summer months when there's more produce available like tomatoes and cucumbers, you can also shop on a Wednesday afternoon from 2pm-5pm. 

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

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

  • Aug 18, 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


  • Aug 19, 2018

    337-593-0166
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Drum Circle at NUNU

    For a spiritual and social experience, participate in a community drum circle at NUNU Arts & Cultural Collective in Arnaudville. Drum circles were made popular by counterculture groups in the 60's and 70's as means of expression. Today a community drum circle is still a social gathering where the music completely improvised and open to self-expression. The drum circle at NUNU is open to all ages, 10 and up. You need only a percussion instrument and a little creativity. The sessions are one hour, and anyone under the age of 16 needs to be accompanied by an adult. The group leader is Clare Hernandez, and she invites all levels of drummers to join in. Some instruments will be provided.  

    Third Sunday of each month | 3pm-4pm | Free admission 

    337-593-0166
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512


  • Aug 19, 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

  • Aug 19, 2018

    337-407-5188
    204 N. Main St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570

    Jazz Night Opelousas

    The Zydeco Music Capital, Opelousas, is now offering Louisiana-style jazz at Arpeggio's Lounge. The popular restaurant and music venue also features neo-soul, blues, brass, and R&B artists and bands. Sample Cajun and Creole-style hors-d'oeuvres and enjoy an adult beverage during the show. These concerts take place the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of the month in Downtown Opelousas, a Louisiana Mainstreet and cultural district. 

    Arpeggio's Lounge is also open for lunch, Monday through Friday and available for groups and special events. 

    Arpeggios Lounge & Event Center | 6pm-9pm | $20 Admission

    337-407-5188
    204 N. Main St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570


  • Aug 20, 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. Lessons are taught by CuRobiks instructor, Miss Eva Noel, and the Zydeco Ballers, a local zydeco dance club. 

    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


  • Aug 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

  • Aug 22, 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


  • Aug 22, 2018

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

    Eunice Farmers' Market

    Find farm-fresh produce year-round at the Downtown Farmer's Market in Eunice, Louisiana. Shoppers can choose from an array of seasonal garden fruits and vegetables, jellies, jams, and other preserves. Other farmer's market favorites include raw honey and Cajun sweet dough pies. The market is open every Saturday morning from 8am-12pm. During the warm summer months when there's more produce available like tomatoes and cucumbers, you can also shop on a Wednesday afternoon from 2pm-5pm. 

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

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

  • Aug 22, 2018

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

    Cajun Music Jam at Rocky's

    Fresh Louisiana seafood and mouthwatering gourmet burgers aren't all that's on the menu at Rocky's. Every Wednesday night Rocky's Cajun Kitchen is serving up authentic Cajun French music from both amateurs and local artists. These laidback gatherings are referred to as jam sessions, in which anyone can bring their favorite instrument and participate. 

    Rocky's Cajun Kitchen | 6pm-9pm | Free Admission
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    337-457-6999
    1415 E. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535