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 17, 2019

    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


  • Feb 17, 2019

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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

  • Feb 24, 2019

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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

  • Feb 27, 2019

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

    9th 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

  • Mar 01, 2019 - Mar 05, 2019

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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 9 (stage at Walnut & 2nd St.)
    7pm-10pm – live music 

    Saturday, February 10 (stage at Walnut & 2nd St.)
    12pm-til – live music 

    Saturday, February 10 (various locations)
    3pm-till – Jam session and cooking demo at Jean Lafitte National Park 
    3pm – Parade of Paws (Cajun Canine Mardi Gras Dog Parade Downtown)
    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 – Street dance and music at Ruby’s Restaurant & Courtyard 

    Sunday, February 11 (stage at Walnut & 2nd St.)
    10am-till – live music

    Sunday, February 11 (various locations) 
    9am – Lil' Mardi Gras (children's’ run) leaves the Eunice Recreation Complex 
    9:30am – 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 12 (stage at Walnut & 2nd St.)
    7pm-till – live music

    Monday, February 12 (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 13 (stage at Walnut & 2nd St.)
    9:30am-till – Live music

    Tuesday, February 13 (Mardi Gras Day)
    8am – Courir de Mardi Gras (traditional run) 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

  • Mar 02, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019

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

    5th Annual Opelousas Parade & Chicken Run

    It's a Mardi Gras weekend in Opelousas with parades, a chicken run, and zydeco headliners including Lil' Nate, J Paul Jr, Jeremy Fruge, Leon Chavis, and Mike Broussard.

    Saturday, February 10 - Events at Yambilee Arena Building
    8:30pm till – Live music featuring Lil' Nate and friends

    Sunday, February 11 - Events at Yambilee Arena Building
    12pm – The trail ride and parade 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.
    2pm – Chicken run for all ages
    4pm-8pm – Live music   

    Yambilee Arena at 1939 W. Landry St. (Hwy. 190), Opelousas

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

  • Mar 02, 2019

    337-945-0364/337-684-6751
    1939 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    33rd Annual Here's the Beef Cookoff

    Calling all carnivores! This long-running annual event is sponsored by the St. Landry Parish Cattlemen’s Association, Cattlewomen and LA Beef Industry Council. The cook-off features some of the best food from the area’s greatest cooks, weekend chefs and aspiring culinary artists. Last year, almost 1,000 people enjoyed dishes such as brisket, tongue and delightful desserts. Live entertainment and an old-fashion trail ride round out the day’s events. So bring the whole family. The Here's the Beef Cook-off is held the first Sunday in March every year.

    The trail ride begins at 8:30AM, and the cattle dog exhibition at 12PM. 

    Live Music - 10am-12:30pm 

    Ag Arena on the Yambilee Fair Grounds | $5 Admission 

    337-945-0364/337-684-6751
    1939 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Mar 03, 2019

    337-457-7389
    461 Sittig St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Eunice Lil' Mardi Gras

    The traditional rural Mardi Gras celebration is based on early begging rituals. Riders donned in traditional costumes, masks and hats, also known as capuchons, ride horseback from house to house soliciting “donations” of food items to culminate in a community wide gumbo. This procession or “run” includes chicken chasing and silliness by revelers all day.

    Children can get in on the fun as well! The Eunice Lil' Mardi Gras is a chicken run held for children and teens ages 0-14. Participants are broken up into different age groups, and are given an opportunity to catch a live chicken. 

    Eunice Rec Complex | 8am | $15 per child | Preregister here.

    337-457-7389
    461 Sittig St.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Mar 03, 2019

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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

  • Mar 04, 2019

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

    11th Annual Lundi Gras Boucherie

    The best way to sample southern Louisiana cuisine is at an old time boucherie. This long tradition began as a way to survive the winter months with plenty of meat. Today it is a community celebration that begins early in the morning with the butchering of the hog. The meat is then prepared for dishes such as boudin, boudin rouge, cracklin, backbone stew, and ponce. Nothing goes to waste – even the bones are used to make hogshead cheese. Taste it all at Lakeview Park & Beach every Lundi Gras, the Monday before Fat Tuesday. Also hear live music in the barn, and practice your Cajun two-step with the locals.  

    Not sure what these dishes are? Click here for a list of Cajun culinary terms.

    Lakeview Park & Beach | 8am-till | Live music starts at 12pm | Free admission but tickets needed for food

     

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

  • Mar 05, 2019

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    337-457-7389
    501 Samuel Dr.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras

    The Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday Run) dates back from when the town was first established in the late 19th century. The traditional rural Mardi Gras celebration is based on early begging rituals. Riders go from house to house soliciting “donations” of food items to culminate in a community-wide gumbo. 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 (including both male and female) on the run, and it continues to increase each year. Registration is required for the adult and youth chicken runs. Find out more at more at eunice-la.com.

    Registration begins at 6am at the Northwest Community Center | Participants must be 18 or older

    337-457-7389
    501 Samuel Dr.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Mar 05, 2019

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    337-322-5374/337-654-6228
    Oak Tree Park Dr.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Sunset Mardi Gras Parade

    Once one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the area, Sunset brings the carnival season activities back! Sponsored by the Sunset Mardi Gras Association Inc., this event will feature a parade, local food vendors, face painting, and more.

    Route: begins behind Janise's Supermarket on the I-49 Service Rd, left on Duffy Ave., then right on Napoleon Ave., left on Hwy. 93, and end at Zach Miller Rd. | 2PM | Free admission   

    337-322-5374/337-654-6228
    Oak Tree Park Dr.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Mar 10, 2019

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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

  • Mar 16, 2019

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    337-313-4448/337-331-5577
    Sunset & Grand Coteau, LA

    Exit 11 Yard Sale

    The Exit 11 Yard Sale is a project of the Grand Coteau Cultural Foundation and the Sunset Merchants Alliance. For a day, in the neighboring towns of Sunset and Grand Coteau, shop owners and antique dealers invite the locals to set up shop along highways 182 and 93 to sell antiques, artwork, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind items at bargain prices. Some shops will feature special sales or one-day discounts so save time to shop. 

    Need accommodations? Find hotels nearby, here

    Along Highways 182 & 93 in Sunset and Grand Coteau, I-49 Exit 11 | 7am-4pm | Free Admission 

    337-313-4448/337-331-5577
    Sunset & Grand Coteau, LA

  • Mar 17, 2019

    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


  • Mar 17, 2019

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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

  • Mar 24, 2019

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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

  • Mar 31, 2019

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    337-457-2565
    651 Samuel Dr.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    34th Annual World Championship Crawfish Étouffée Cook Off

    This event features professional and amateur cooks vying for the title of "World Champion." This has got to be one of the best ways to taste crawfish in Louisiana. Teams compete to see who can cook the best crawfish etouffee in three categories: Amateur, Professional and Club/Organization. Once the judges have their samples from the booths, the public can buy the crawfish etouffee directly from the participants. Vote for the People's Choice Award! 

    Also, enjoy live Cajun and zydeco music (starting at 10AM), plenty of dancing and, of course, tons of etouffee. There will also be arts and crafts, a petting zoo, pony rides, fun jumps, and more fun activities for the whole family! World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off is held the last Sunday in March every year, except when it conflicts with Easter.

    Click here for nearby accommodations.

    Here's a clip from last year's festival! 



    Saturday, March 30 - Kick-off Dance at Lakeview Park & Beach

    8pm – TBA

    Sunday, March 31 - Music Line Up

    10am-till – Live Music 

    Northwest Community Center Pavilion | 10AM-4PM | Free Admission 

    337-457-2565
    651 Samuel Dr.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Mar 31, 2019

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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 07, 2019

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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