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

    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
    TripAdvisor 

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Apr 01, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018

    337-948-2589
    315 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Exploring Historic Opelousas: Black History Exhibit

    The theme of this year's Black History Month Exhibit explores the history of Opelousas and the "movers and shakers" of the African-American business community who've contributed to the local and national economy. The month-long exhibit also displays historical images and information about Opelousas' dance clubs. The towns locale made it a popular stop for traveling artists such as B.B. King, Etta James, and Sam Cooke. 

    The exhibit's opening ceremony will take place February 8, 2017 at 5:30pm 

    Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center | Visiting Hours are between 8am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday | Free Admission 

    337-948-2589
    315 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • 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
    TripAdvisor 

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • 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 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
    TripAdvisor 

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Apr 25, 2018

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

    Every Woman Series

    Every Woman is a two-month-long celebration for and by women featuring a series of cultural events. The series focuses on art, spirituality, and social activities and invites men, women, and children to join in. Most activities take place at NUNU Arts & Culture Collective, an educational non-profit and arts incubator in Arnaudville, Louisiana. The collective advocates for Louisiana French education and hosts numerous events throughout the year in both French and English. 

    April 7 - Deux Bayou Gallery Women's Exhibit - 3pm-6pm

    April 15 - Special Drum Circle - 3pm-4pm

    April 25 - Women's Voices in Poetry, Short Story, and Music 7pm-9pm
    Located at Chicory's Coffee & Cafe in Grand Coteau, LA 

    April 28 - La Table Française - 9:30am-11:30am
    La joie des femmes qui guerit tour (The Joy of Women Who Heal Everything) 

    May 5 - The Amazing Journey of Womanhood - 2pm-5pm
    Short stories and group activities

    May 12 - Every Woman - 3pm-6pm
    Artist Meet & Greet 

    May 18 - Lauren Greene Whyte Quilt Drawing - 8pm

    May 26 - Stone Soup Sister Supper - 4pm-7pm



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


  • Apr 26, 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
    TripAdvisor 

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Apr 27, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018

    337-754-5912
    370 Main St.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    33rd Annual Étouffée Festival

    Étouffée is a "smothered" dish and a favorite among locals, enough to stir up some friendly rivalry. Get a taste of the competition at the Mayor's Cook-off, which will feature a diverse variety of étouffées including crawfish, seafood, vegetable, and even wild game! Festivities include carnival rides, award winning bands, bingo, Cash-n-Carry store, various vendor booths, an auto show and, of course, étouffée! This festival is held the fourth weekend of April, every year. 

    Friday, April 28
    7:30pm-9:30pm – Danny Collet
    10pm-12pm - Side Show Band 

    Saturday, April 29
    12pm-2pm – Matt James & The Southern Drifters
    2:30pm-4:30pm - Clay Cormier & The Highway Boys 
    5pm-7pm - Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band
    7:30pm-9:30pm - Richard LeBouef & Two Step
    10am-12pm - Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin' Cajuns 

    Sunday, April 30
    12:30pm-2:30pm – Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys 
    3pm-5pm - Dustin Sonnier & The Wanted 

    St. John Francis Regis Church | Free Admission | Friday 5pm-12am | Saturday 11am-12am | Sunday 11am-5pm

    337-754-5912
    370 Main St.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512


  • Apr 27, 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
    TripAdvisor 

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Apr 27, 2018

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    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

    Music & Market Spring Series

    Friday evening pick up fresh, homegrown produce, and listen to live, regional music at Music & Market in historic Opelousas. In addition to the musical entertainment, Music & Market will spotlight a vegetable and/or agriculture commodity. Samples will be available. Concert-goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. Ice chests will not be allowed.

    April 20 - Lil Buck Sinegal (Blues)
    April 27 - Gregg Martinez (Swamp Pop/Variety)
    May 4 - Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie (Zydeco/Cajun)
    May 11 - Chubby Carrier (Zydeco) - Downtown Edition: Courthouse Square
    May 18 - Jaxon Meche Band (Country)

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 5:30pm-8:30pm
    Courthouse Square Location:  118 S. Court St., Opelousas, LA 70570

    Want more festivals and events? Sign up to receive for our E-Newsletter featuring a calendar of events! 

    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

  • Apr 28, 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
    TripAdvisor 

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Apr 28, 2018

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

    Every Woman Series

    Every Woman is a two-month-long celebration for and by women featuring a series of cultural events. The series focuses on art, spirituality, and social activities and invites men, women, and children to join in. Most activities take place at NUNU Arts & Culture Collective, an educational non-profit and arts incubator in Arnaudville, Louisiana. The collective advocates for Louisiana French education and hosts numerous events throughout the year in both French and English. 

    April 7 - Deux Bayou Gallery Women's Exhibit - 3pm-6pm

    April 15 - Special Drum Circle - 3pm-4pm

    April 25 - Women's Voices in Poetry, Short Story, and Music 7pm-9pm
    Located at Chicory's Coffee & Cafe in Grand Coteau, LA 

    April 28 - La Table Française - 9:30am-11:30am
    La joie des femmes qui guerit tour (The Joy of Women Who Heal Everything) 

    May 5 - The Amazing Journey of Womanhood - 2pm-5pm
    Short stories and group activities

    May 12 - Every Woman - 3pm-6pm
    Artist Meet & Greet 

    May 18 - Lauren Greene Whyte Quilt Drawing - 8pm

    May 26 - Stone Soup Sister Supper - 4pm-7pm



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


  • May 02, 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
    TripAdvisor 

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • May 03, 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
    TripAdvisor 

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • May 04, 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
    TripAdvisor 

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • May 04, 2018

    More Photos

    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

    Music & Market Spring Series

    Friday evening pick up fresh, homegrown produce, and listen to live, regional music at Music & Market in historic Opelousas. In addition to the musical entertainment, Music & Market will spotlight a vegetable and/or agriculture commodity. Samples will be available. Concert-goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. Ice chests will not be allowed.

    April 20 - Lil Buck Sinegal (Blues)
    April 27 - Gregg Martinez (Swamp Pop/Variety)
    May 4 - Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie (Zydeco/Cajun)
    May 11 - Chubby Carrier (Zydeco) - Downtown Edition: Courthouse Square
    May 18 - Jaxon Meche Band (Country)

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 5:30pm-8:30pm
    Courthouse Square Location:  118 S. Court St., Opelousas, LA 70570

    Want more festivals and events? Sign up to receive for our E-Newsletter featuring a calendar of events! 

    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

  • May 05, 2018

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    337-662-3542
    Marie St.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    22nd Annual Celebration of Herbs & Gardens

    The Sunset Garden Club has continued to impress garden enthusiasts with a wide selection of plants and herbs for over twenty years through the Annual Celebration of Herbs & Gardens. The event is a great opportunity to step outside with your kids, friends, or even spend an afternoon with Mom and Dad. Vendors specialize in a variety of plants and can answer your questions about growing and cultivation. These include hibiscus, grasses, fruit trees, bromeliads, orchids, ferns, succulents, roses, and more. Master Gardeners are also on site and will present informative presentations with time for a Q&A. 

    Local crafts, handmade yard art, and herbal bath and body products can also be found on the grounds for sale. First-timers should know that plants go fast! The saying is true; the early bird gets the worm. You may also want to bring a wagon to store plants and items while you shop. 

    The celebration isn't just for adults! The Kid's Corner features fun jumps, face-painting, and other engaging activities. Kids can also visit the fairy garden or meet some of the bee-keepers or agricultural vendors on site.

    The Celebration of Herbs and Gardens is held the first Saturday in May every year in Sunset, Louisiana. Funds raised by this annual festival are used for town beautification projects facilitated by the Sunset Garden Club. 

    Need overnight accommodations? Visit our "Stay" page for a list of hotels, RV parks, and B&Bs! 

    8am-4pm | Rain Date is Sunday, May 6 | $5 Admission | 6 and Under Free | No pets or ice chests, please

    337-662-3542
    Marie St.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • May 05, 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
    TripAdvisor 

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • May 05, 2018

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

    Every Woman Series

    Every Woman is a two-month-long celebration for and by women featuring a series of cultural events. The series focuses on art, spirituality, and social activities and invites men, women, and children to join in. Most activities take place at NUNU Arts & Culture Collective, an educational non-profit and arts incubator in Arnaudville, Louisiana. The collective advocates for Louisiana French education and hosts numerous events throughout the year in both French and English. 

    April 7 - Deux Bayou Gallery Women's Exhibit - 3pm-6pm

    April 15 - Special Drum Circle - 3pm-4pm

    April 25 - Women's Voices in Poetry, Short Story, and Music 7pm-9pm
    Located at Chicory's Coffee & Cafe in Grand Coteau, LA 

    April 28 - La Table Française - 9:30am-11:30am
    La joie des femmes qui guerit tour (The Joy of Women Who Heal Everything) 

    May 5 - The Amazing Journey of Womanhood - 2pm-5pm
    Short stories and group activities

    May 12 - Every Woman - 3pm-6pm
    Artist Meet & Greet 

    May 18 - Lauren Greene Whyte Quilt Drawing - 8pm

    May 26 - Stone Soup Sister Supper - 4pm-7pm



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