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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  • Feb 21, 2017

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

    Opelousas Farmers' Market

    The Opelousas Farmer's Market is open throughout the year every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. You can discover bounties of homegrown fruits, vegetables, preserves and jellies, and more.

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

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

  • Feb 21, 2017

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

    Prairie Acadian Cultural Center - The Cajun Way

    Local artisans, musicians, and more show off their skills with demonstrations of music, dancing, quilting, and the French language. Practice your Cajun two-step with the assistance of an expert volunteer and music provided by local musicians. Watch scrap fabrics become a beautiful quilt, and come hungry for a foodways presentation by locals and professional chefs. 

    February 28 – Renchier and Hogs Head Cheese in the demo kitchen with Chris Cashen 

    Activities Schedule
    10am-12pm – Explore & Restore Crafts for Kids
    1pm – Presentation
    1pm-2:30pm – Cajun Conversation w/ Mat Fruge
    2pm-2:20pm – Quilting Lesson 
    3pm – 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

  • Feb 22, 2017

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    337-945-3744
    2048 Johnson Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    7th Annual Taster's Choice

    Here's an event based on what Cajun Country and St. Landry Parish is known for—food! In 2016, more than 400+ people sampled food from 25 chefs who fascinated taste buds. 2017 will host several chefs in which a panel of judges will select winners in amateur and professional categories. A People's Choice award will be voted on by attendees.

    Let the good times roll with live music featuring Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie. Also enjoy a cash bar, and walk away with items the silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit the Eunice Community Health Center Clinic, which provides free and at-cost medical care for the working uninsured and under-insured people of the surrounding areas. 

    LSUE Acadiana Center | 6pm | $25

    337-945-3744
    2048 Johnson Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Feb 22, 2017

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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 | 20H30-21H30 | 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 | 8:30pm-9:30pm | Free Admission

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

  • Feb 22, 2017

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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. Customers can choose from seasonal garden fruits and vegetables (when available), jellies, jams, pickles, honey, bread, sweet dough pies, pecan pie muffins, and other homemade sweet treats. Arts and crafts may appear from time to time as vendors are available.

    Downtown Eunice | Wednesday 1:00pm and Saturday 8:00am | Free Admission

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

  • Feb 22, 2017

    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

  • Feb 23, 2017

    337-948-2589
    1638 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

    Unpacking My Baggage by Yvette Tyler

    In observance of Black History Month, The Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center presents "Unpacking My Baggage", a play by Yvette Tyler. Tyler is a resident of Church Point and works full time as a school teacher. She is also an author and playwright who has written five plays and one book, "Together We Can Make It".  

    Opelousas Civic Center | 6pm-8pm | Free Admission | This play is suitable for all ages.

    337-948-2589
    1638 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

  • Feb 23, 2017

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

    Opelousas Farmers' Market

    The Opelousas Farmer's Market is open throughout the year every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. You can discover bounties of homegrown fruits, vegetables, preserves and jellies, and more.

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

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

  • Feb 23, 2017

    337-754-7115
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Les Courdre Pointes Quilting Circle

    Prenant place tous les jeudis, rejoinez le groupe des francophones désireux de quilting en francais de garder ces deux aspects de la culture locale bien vivante. Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus!

    Nunu Arts et culture collective | 13H30-15H30 | Entrée libre

    Taking place every Thursday, join the group of French speakers keen on quilting en francais to keep these two aspects of local culture alive and well. All skill levels welcome!

    NUNU Arts and Culture Collective | 1:30pm-3:30pm | Free Admission

    337-754-7115
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

  • Feb 24, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017

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    337-319-0639/832-217-6935
    1939 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Lil Nate's 7th Annual L'Argent Chicken Run, Rodeo, & Parade

    It's a Mardi Gras weekend in Opelousas with parades, a chicken run, and zydeco headliners including Lil Nate, Chris Ardoin, Brian Jack, and Leon Chavis! Start making your plans now. 

    Friday, February 24 
    10pm-2am – Kickoff Dance with Chris Ardoin & Nustep Zydeco at Miller's Zydeco Hall of Fame

    Saturday, February 25 - Events at Yambilee Arena Building
    1pm – Go to the rodeo featuring roping, barrel racing, and buddy pickup
    10pm-2am – J Paul Jr. & The Zydeco Nubreeds 

    Sunday, February 26 - Events at Yambilee Arena Building
    12pm – The trail ride leaves from the Yambilee Arena
    1pm – The parade will leave the Yambilee grounds, head south on Railroad Ave., west on Park Ave., and north on Bullard St. Once the parade approaches Hwy. 190, it will continue west on Charles Burr Ln., north on Colorado Ave., and back to the Yambilee grounds on Vine St.
    4pm-8pm – Leon Chavis & The Zydeco Flames | Lil Nate & The Zydeco Big Timers  

    Miller's Zydeco Hall of Fame at 11154 Hwy. 190, Opelousas | Yambilee Arena at 1939 W. Landry St. (Hwy. 190), Opelousas

    337-319-0639/832-217-6935
    1939 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Feb 24, 2017

    337-948-6263
    120 S. Market Street
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Downtown Opelousas Mardi Gras Celebration

    Get into the carnival spirit with live music Cajun and zydeco music by Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie! This event is dedicated to preserving and promoting our distinct Cajun and Creole roots that are traced back to the city’s rich history. This celebration is held the Friday before Mardi Gras day every year featuring a contest for the best Mardi Gras costume with prizes to be given away. 

    Delta Grand Theatre | 7pm-10pm | Free Admission

    337-948-6263
    120 S. Market Street
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Feb 24, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017

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    337-457-7389
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Cajun Country Mardi Gras Celebration

    This unique five-day celebration is not your typical idea of Mardi Gras with beads and doubloons. In fact, you won’t find these trinkets in sight, but instead, men and women on horseback donned in hand-crafted wire masks, tall hats called capuchons, and very distinctive costumes. This one of a kind celebration begins the Friday before Mardi Gras Day, but the main event is the Courir de Mardi Gras procession or “chicken run” which involves chasing a live chicken to collect for a community gumbo, and silliness by revelers all day. Don’t wait till Fat Tuesday to join in the fun. Throughout the weekend, experience the town’s rural traditions with jam sessions, street dances, cooking demos, Mardi Gras exhibits, and a special Liberty Theater show. A Lil' Mardi Gras run for children and teenagers is held Sunday as well as an old time boucherie (hog butchering).  

    The Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras dates back from when the town was first established in the late 19th century. The Courir was abandoned for a few years during World War II, but in 1946 a small band of riders revived the tradition. Today, the Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras has more than 2,000 participants on the run, and it continues to increase each year. 

    Click here to see pictures of last year's Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras events.

    Friday, February 24 (stage at Walnut & 2nd St.)
    7pm – Wayne Toups
    10pm – Spank The Monkey 

    Saturday, February 25 (stage at Walnut & 2nd St.)
    10am – T'Monde
    12pm – Jason Frey & Lagniappe
    4pm – Fred Charlie & Friends 
    7pm – Kyle Huval & The Dixie Club Ramblers
    9pm – Jamie Bergeron & Kickin' Cajuns  

    Saturday, February 25 (various locations)
    12pm-3pm – Jam session and cooking demo at Jean Lafitte National Park 
    3pm – Parade of Paws (Cajun Canine Mardi Gras Dog Parade
    6pm-7:30 pm – Liberty Theatre Show
    6pm – Live music at Rocky's Cajun Kitchen 
    7:30pm – Fais Do-Do Barn Dance at Lakeview Park & Beach  
    9pm – Live music at Ruby’s Restaurant & Courtyard 

    Sunday, February 26 (stage at Walnut & 2nd St.)
    10am – Ryan Simon & Acadien
    12pm – La Recolte 
    4pm – Bubba Hebert & New Morse Playboys

    Sunday, February 26 (various locations) 
    9am – Lil' Mardi Gras (childrens’ run) leaves the Eunice Recreation Complex 
    9:30am-11am – Old Time Boucherie (hog butchering) on 2nd St.
    3pm – Lil' Mardi Gras arrives downtown on 2nd St.
    7:30pm – Fais Do-Do Barn Dance at Lakeview Park & Beach

    Monday, February 27 (stage at Walnut & 2nd St.)
    6pm – Line Leaf Boys 
    9pm – Travis Matte & The Zydeco Kingpins 

    Monday, February 27 (various locations)
    12pm – Presentation at the Liberty Theatre – history of rural Mardi Gras with Dr. Barry Ancelet
    1pm-3pm – Mardi Gras dance at the Northwest Community Center
    9pm – Live music at Ruby’s Restaurant & Courtyard
    9pm – Fais Do-Do Barn Dance at Lakeview Park & Beach

    Tuesday, February 28 (stage at Walnut & 2nd St.)
    9:30am – Wallace Trahan & Rice & Gravy
    11am – Ronnie Matthews & Throw Down
    1:30pm – Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold
    4pm – Steve Riley & The Mamou Play Boys 
    6:30pm – Leroy Thomas & The Zydeco Roadrunners

    Tuesday, February 28 (Mardi Gras Day)
    8am – Courir leaves the Northwest Community Center 
    10am – Arts and crafts, food, music, and dancing (downtown)
    3pm – Truck Parade followed by the Courir de Mardi Gras
    6pm – Live music at Ruby’s Restaurant & Courtyard 
    7:30pm – Fais Do-Do Barn Dance at Lakeview Park & Beach

    337-457-7389
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Feb 24, 2017

    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

  • Feb 24, 2017

    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!

    February 24 – Troy Lejeune & Cajun Revue
    February 25 – Cajun On Demand
    February 26 – La Recolte
    February 27 – Ricky Dodd & Second Tyme Around
    February 28 – Wallace Trahan & Rice N’ Gravy 

    6pm-9pm | Free Admission 

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

  • Feb 24, 2017
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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

  • Feb 24, 2017

    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, 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.

    February 24 – Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin' Cajuns
    February 25 – Pine Leaf Boys (7:30pm-9pm)
    February 25 – Horace Trahan & The Ossun Express (10pm)
    February 26 – Leroy Thomas & The Zydeco Road Runners
    February 27 – Choupique
    February 28 – Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys  

    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

  • Feb 25, 2017

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

    La Table Francaise d'Arnaudville

    Prenez une tasse de café avec nous et partager la conversation et le plaisir avec d'autres francophones. La plupart des habitants sont présent. Ces conversations ont lieu le dernier samedi de chaque mois, sauf avis contraire.

    Nunu Arts et culture collective | 9h à 12h | Entrée libre

    Grab a cup of coffee with us and share conversation and fun with other French speakers. Most locals are. These conversations are held the last Saturday of every month unless otherwise announced.

    NUNU Arts and Culture Collective | 9am-12 | Free Admission 

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

  • Feb 25, 2017

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

    Opelousas Farmers' Market

    The Opelousas Farmer's Market is open throughout the year every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. You can discover bounties of homegrown fruits, vegetables, preserves and jellies, and more.

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

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

  • Feb 25, 2017

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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. Customers can choose from seasonal garden fruits and vegetables (when available), jellies, jams, pickles, honey, bread, sweet dough pies, pecan pie muffins, and other homemade sweet treats. Arts and crafts may appear from time to time as vendors are available.

    Downtown Eunice | Wednesday 1:00pm and Saturday 8:00am | Free Admission

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

  • Feb 25, 2017

    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