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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  • Jun 17, 2017

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    337-945-5064
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    35th Annual Juneteenth Folklife Celebration

    A celebration that highlights the folk art, heritage and traditions of the African-American culture in this area. This celebration is to pay tribute to the date when Texas slaves first heard the news of their freedom. As this is a family friendly event, no alcohol is sold or allowed on site. 

    Live music featuring Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie + Goldman Thibodeaux  

    Farmers' Market Pavilion, across from Le Vieux Village | 1pm-6:30pm | Free Admission 

    337-945-5064
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Jun 24, 2017
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    337-457-7389
    200 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Creole Accordion Kings

    The Liberty Theatre will host a Creole all-star lineup of the best accordion players including Curley Taylor, Preston Frank, Dexter Ardoin, Geno Delafose, and Cory Ledet. Ledet will be performing songs by the great, Clifton Chenier, a St. Landry Parish native and Grammy award winner. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind, special event! 

    Liberty Theatre | 6pm-8pm | $20 admission

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

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  • Jul 01, 2017

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    337-351-3902
    103 Lebeau Church Rd.
    Lebeau, LA 71345

    27th Annual Lebeau Zydeco Festival

    Celebrate this unique genre of music called zydeco with live performances, dancing, and creole cuisine—including their famous pork backbone dinners. Feel free to set up for the day with tents and lawn chairs. Please note that there are no refunds, BBQ pits, ATVs, glass containers or ice chests/coolers allowed. This festival is held the first Saturday every year in July.

    Music Line-Up
    2pm-4pm – Geno Delafose 
    4pm-6pm – Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express
    6pm-8pm – Step Rideau
    8pm-11pm – Lil Nate & The Zydeco Big Timers 

    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church | 11am | Adults $12 | Children 11 and under get in free

    337-351-3902
    103 Lebeau Church Rd.
    Lebeau, LA 71345

  • Jul 04, 2017

    337-566-2322
    562 Front St.
    Krotz Springs, LA 70750

    Fireworks on the River

    Celebrate Independence Day with “Fireworks on the River”. Bring your lawn chairs and plan to spend the evening in a family atmosphere. Prior to the fireworks, we will enjoy live music by JC Melancon & The Bayou Rock Band. There will be fun jumps for the kids, and food and refreshments will be served. Ice chests are permitted, but no bottles please. We will cap off the evening with a great fireworks display complete with patriotic music at dusk.

    Nall Park | 6:30pm | Free Admission

    337-566-2322
    562 Front St.
    Krotz Springs, LA 70750


  • Jul 04, 2017

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

    Fourth of July Fireworks Show

    Hosted by the City of Eunice, this year's display will be bigger and better. For almost 30 years, the former Mayor and licensed pyrotechnic, Kenneth Peart, orchestrates a 30 minute spectacular display of fireworks. Bring the entire family out to enjoy the show. Parking is available at the Complex.

    Eunice Recreation Complex | 9pm | Free Admission

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

  • Jul 08, 2017

    337-948-9922
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Louisiana Orphan Train Society Annual Gathering

    The Louisiana Orphan Train Society Annual Gathering reunites orphan train riders and their descendants. Since the passing of Mrs. Alice Bernard in 2015, then the only known surviving orphan train rider from New York, members still gather in her memory at the annual reunion. There, participants exchange their New York orphan stories in an open mike. While you're there, view some of the artifacts on display and take a tour with Miss Flo.  

    Louisiana Orphan Train Museum at Le Vieux Village | 1pm-5pm | Free Admission

    337-948-9922
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Jul 08, 2017

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    337-592-0388/337-277-6255
    216 Park St.
    Krotz Springs, LA 70750

    12th Annual Quilt Show and Sale

    The Krotz Springs Quilters Guild (KSQG) is presenting this one-day event. View a beautiful display of quilts and needlework demonstrations, shop the silent auction and boutique. This annual event is held the second Saturday of July. 

    KSQG participates in many charitable acts donating quilts to Brave Heart - Children in Need, Inc. out of Baton Rouge, walker covers local nursing home residents and to wounded warriors upon return from service.

    Krotz Springs Community Center | 10am-2pm | Free Admission

    337-592-0388/337-277-6255
    216 Park St.
    Krotz Springs, LA 70750

  • Jul 12, 2017

    337-942-2683
    372 Harry Guilbeau Rd.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    7th Annual Horses, Harmony, & Agriculture Awards Banquet

    Horses and Harmony is a festive evening dedicated to celebrating three of St. Landry Parish's most important industries, our music, equine, and agriculture industries. Guest are encouraged to don their best western wear while enjoying traditional southern dishes and honor the people and organizations who promote a way of life in St. Landry Parish. Partial net proceeds from the evening will be used to fund two scholarships--the Hadley J. Castille Music Scholarship and the Equine Studies Scholarship, which are administered by the chamber.

    Honorees for this year’s Horses, Harmony, and Agriculture Awards will be announced soon. 

    Equine Sales of Louisiana | 5:30pm-8:30pm | $30


    337-942-2683
    372 Harry Guilbeau Rd.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Jul 29, 2017

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    337-584-2260
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    4th Annual Southwest Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival

    Experience Opelousas' colorful Native American heritage with traditional dancing, drumming, arts & crafts, storytelling, food, and special guest speakers. Learn something new with lessons demonstrating traditional dance, jewelry making, and basket weaving. Bring the entire family for fun and educational kids' activities including face painting, storytelling, and a talking stick contest. This is a family friendly event, and therefore alcohol-free.

    All day – Dancing by the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe 

    10am – Opening Ceremony (Blessing) Deputy Chief Merniva Broussard Francois
    11am – Grand Entry + Presentation of Flags  
    11:30am – Education speaker, Harvey Whitford
    12pm – Lunch
    3pm – Silent Auction
    3:30pm – Opelousas Blacklegged Drummers 
    4pm – Closing Ceremony 

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 10am-5pm | Free Admission 

    337-584-2260
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Aug 05, 2017

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    337-789-0319
    251 E. Bridge St.
    Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

    Petite Tour du Teche VI

    Tour du Teche, Louisiana's premier paddling event, is holding kayak and canoe races for paddlers 5 to 17. Petite Tour du Teche is a series of short races for young paddlers. Distances range from 250 yards to 1 mile. The longer races are done in legs, so that all of the action takes place at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux, where family and friends can watch. Prizes are ribbons and certificates. The race is sanctioned by the United States Canoe Association. 

    Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux | 7am | $20 per paddler

    337-789-0319
    251 E. Bridge St.
    Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

  • Aug 12, 2017

    337-349-5814
    252 Church Street
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    Zydeco Tropical Cruise Dance

    Get out your Zydeco boots, your Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts and get ready for the Zydeco Tropical Cruise Dance featuring Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step. The event takes place in Grand Coteau, but the atmosphere will transport you to the ease of a tropical vacation. 

    Wayne & Same Ol’ Two Step is firmly grounded in the Opelousas-Lawtell tradition. Mentored by the legendary Roy Carrier, founder and bandleader, Wayne Singleton, has toured throughout the United States and Europe, playing festivals and clubs including Blast from the Bayou at Strawberry Park and the Saulieu Cajun & Zydeco Festival in France. 

    All proceeds from this event fund renovation of the Historic St. Peter Claver Hall in Grand Coteau.

    St. Peter Claver Hall | 9pm | $12 at the door, $10 in advanced 

    337-349-5814
    252 Church Street
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541


  • Aug 15, 2017

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    337-394-6550
    126 Church Rd.
    Leonville, LA 70551

    Fete Dieu du Teche

    August 15 is a very special day in Acadiana. For those in the Roman Catholic Church, it is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and for this same reason, it is also a day which should resonate within the hearts of all those who embrace their Acadian heritage. In celebration, a Eucharistic procession will take place along Bayou Teche from Leonville to St. Martinville. 50 boats will disembark at 9:30am, retracing the steps of our Acadian ancestors along Bayou Teche. The procession will make several stops along the way for a recitation of the Rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. 

    • 8am - Begin with Holy Mass by Bishop Glen John Provost, D.D., Bishop of Lake Charles, at St. Leo’s in Leonville 
    • 9am - Procession goes boat landing 
    • 9:30am - Boat procession departs 
    • Stops at Each Church on the Bayou: 10:20am–11:05am in Arnaudville; 11:45am–12:30pm in Cecilia; 1:35pm–2:20pm in Breaux Bridge; 3:15pm– 4pm in Parks)
    • 4:45pm - The procession will arrive in St. Martinville and disembark behind Notre Dame de Perpetuel Secours, then enter the Church for Benediction.
    • 5:15pm - The procession will continue on foot to St. Martin de Tours for Benediction and then down Main Street to Mater Dolorosa Chapel for Solemn Vespers and Final Benediction at 6pm.

    337-394-6550
    126 Church Rd.
    Leonville, LA 70551

  • Aug 19, 2017

    337-418-1977/337-351-6139
    252 Church St.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    2nd Annual SOCC Black Pot Cook Out & Dance

    Join us for the 2nd Annual SOCC Black Pot Cook Out. Area chefs are invited to come and show off their cooking style, spend time with friends and family, all while giving to a good cause. Door prizes include a fishing rod, a black pot and more! The public is invited to sample a wide variety of wild game dishes including alligator, deer, duck, and wild pig. You will also find a sweet booth and plenty of drinks to cool you down. That evening, grab a partner and show off your zydeco moves for live music by Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters.

    11am-4pm - Cook-Off
    9pm-1am - Live music with Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters  

    All proceeds benefit the renovation of Historic St. Peter Claver Hall in Grand Coteau. All donations are tax-exempt and highly appreciated.

    St. Peter Claver Hall | Cook-out 11am-4pm | Dance: 9pm-1am | $5 Admission 


    337-418-1977/337-351-6139
    252 Church St.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541


  • Aug 31, 2017
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    337-678-3024
    372 Harry Guilbeau Rd
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Consignor Select Yearling Sale

    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. 

    In 2016, 224 horses sold at auction. For more sales, view the 2017 schedule

    Equine Sales Company of Louisiana | 10am

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

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  • Sep 02, 2017

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    337-948-6263
    118 S. Court St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570

    Zydeco Breakfast

    In preparation of the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival, the Zydeco Breakfast is back again with live music , and delicious offerings from local downtown businesses. Vendors will feature a unique assortment of breakfast menu items for sale from Bloody Marys and coffee to Clifton Chenier Casserole and pancakes. Local restaurants and bars around the Courthouse Square include Java Square, Back in Time Restaurant, Palace Café, Dairy Queen and The Brass Rail. So bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy the entertainment in a relaxed and charming setting in the heart of downtown Opelousas.

    Courthouse Square | 8:30am-10:30am 

    337-948-6263
    118 S. Court St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570

  • Sep 02, 2017

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    337-290-6048
    1939 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    35th Annual Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival

    In 1981, fearful that Creole and zydeco music were dying out, a group of concerned citizens organized the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival. Today, the event features the best in zydeco in addition to some swamp-pop, swing, R&B, and southern soul artists.

    Saturday, Sept 2 - Zydeco Breakfast
    The Annual Zydeco Breakfast is Saturday morning, hosted by the City of Opelousas, Zydeco Capital of the World. Bring your lawn chair to enjoy live entertainment in a relaxed and charming setting in the heart of downtown Opelousas. Last year’s breakfast included Bloody Mary’s, coffee, Clifton Chenier Casserole, and pancakes. 

    Courthouse Square | 8:30-10:30am | Free Admission | 337-948-6262 | www.cityofopelousas.com

    Saturday, Sept 2 - Festival Schedule
    10:30am - Zydeco Parade (from the Courthouse on E. Landry to the Yambilee building)
    TBA - Black Pot Cook-off begins. Free samples
    TBA - Judges are served. Awards given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

    Saturday, Sept 2 - Music Lineup

    Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
    Jamie Bergeron & the Zydeco Outlaws
    Nathan Williams & Zydeco Cha Cha's
    Lil Nate & the Zydeco Big Timers
    Travis Matte & the Kingpins 

    Yambilee Building | Gate opens at 7am | Adults $10 | Children 12 years old and under $5

    337-290-6048
    1939 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570