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!

Events

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  • Aug 26, 2017

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    337-328-2252
    Corner of Magnolia & Martin Luther King
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Tour

    A project to restore a ten-acre plot of Cajun Prairie began in 1988 in Eunice, LA. Volunteers used only local seeds and plugs collected from nearby remnants, so this prairie is as can as can be. Join the Cajun Prairie Habitat Society for the fall tour of restored prairies & remnants in the area.

    This year there will be a seed swap for the fall meeting. Bring seeds to share, labeled with identification and seed origin. Package seed into individual packages.Old Wal-Mart bags do well for this - cut (pull) them into ten pieces and wrap seed - tie into a knot at the top or tape shut or use an envelope - cut into four (quartered), add seed and fold/ tape shut. Bring your own seed “containers” for those who don’t provide.

    New to the preservation meeting is a native plant and prairie seed auction!

    8am - Tours of Eunice Restored Prairie   
    9:30am - Malcolm F. and Gail Vidrine’s Cajun Prairie Gardens - (1932 Fornerat Rd., Eunice)
    10:45am - Tour of Vernon Fuselier’s Prairie (242 Sonny Ln., Eunice)
    12pm - Rocky's Cajun Kitchen 

    Dr. Malcolm Vidrine will give a talk on propagating prairie plants during a walking tour of his gardens and nursery.

    Directions to Eunice Restored Prairies

    • From Hwy. 13 North: After crossing the railroad tracks on Hwy. 13 coming into Eunice, turn left onto East Magnolia. Continue for a couple of blocks and the prairie is on your left. 
    • From Hwy. 190 East: Turn right at the first traffic light, and follow Martin Luther King Drive for a couple of blocks. The prairie is on your left at the intersection of MLK and East Magnolia Avenue. 
    • From Hwy. 190 West: Follow Hwy. 190 into Eunice and after crossing the railroad tracks, continue to the next traffic light, and turn left onto Martin Luther King Drive. The prairie is on your left at the intersection of MLK and East Magnolia Avenue. 
    • From Hwy. 13 South: Continue down Hwy. 13 South until it intersects with Maple Avenue. At the stop sign, turn left onto Maple. Continue on Maple for three to four blocks, and at the 2nd four way stop sign, turn left onto Martin Luther King Drive. Follow this street across U.S. 190. The prairie is on your left at the intersection of MLK and East Magnolia Avenue. 

    337-328-2252
    Corner of Magnolia & Martin Luther King
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Aug 26, 2017

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    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

  • Aug 26, 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!

    6pm-9pm | Free Admission 

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


  • Aug 26, 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

  • Aug 26, 2017

    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 26, 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

  • Aug 26, 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


  • Aug 26, 2017

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

    Live at Bayou Teche Brewing

    Get the best of both worlds at Bayou Teche Brewing with crisp, refreshing craft beer, Louisiana food trucks, and live music. This local, family owned and operated brewery specializes in beer that accentuates the bold flavors in Cajun and Creole cuisine. Join the crew every Saturday evening for good music and good times. While you're there quench your thirst with a beer flight in the Tap Room, and ask for a tour of the sustainable brewery in English or en français!

    August 19 – The Magnalites 
    Guest Chef Big G
    August 20 – Cajun Jam featuring Josh Huval and Bourré games
    August 26 – Bobby Michot and the Coule Jumpers
    August 27 – Live Cajun Jam featuring Drew Simon and Bourré games
    September 2 – Jimmy Breaux 

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

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


  • Aug 26, 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.

    August 12 – Baret Fritz Band 
    August 19 – Eric Wayne Gautreaux & Chubby Sonnier 
    September 2 – One Trick Pony

    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


  • Aug 26, 2017

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

    Cajun Jam Session

    No permission, no costjust pure enjoyment of Cajun music with the Savoy family. Participate with your own instrument, watch or supply some boudin and cracklins. Marc and Ann Savoy started the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band in 1977 and now their children are making their own marks in Cajun music history including an appearance on HBO's Treme and a record label, Valcour Records. Join the Savoy's every Saturday throughout the year, and enjoy a musical experience like no other.

    Savoy Music Center | 9am-12pm | Free Admission
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    337-457-9563
    4413 U.S. Hwy. 190
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Aug 26, 2017

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

    Rendez-vous des Cajuns

    Bring your dancing shoes to "Rendez-vous avec des Cajuns," a live radio show in the Grand Old Opry/Louisiana Hayride/Prairie Home Companion format. The emcee hosts the program in Cajun French with enough English spoken so that everyone can enjoy this unique and one-of-a-kind experience. The entire family is welcome to make this event your Saturday night plan.

    August 19 – Jay Cormier & Cajun Born
    August 26 – Yvette Landry & Richard Comeaux

    Liberty Theatre | 6pm-7:30pm | $5 Admission
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    337-457-7389
    200 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Aug 26, 2017

    337-662-3276
    832 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Sunrise Saturdays in Sunset Farmers' Market

    Find fresh local produce and artisan food producers every Saturday. 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 kitchen ware. 

    The grounds at Water Oak Farms | 8am-12pm

    337-662-3276
    832 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584


  • Aug 26, 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. 

    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