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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  • Oct 28, 2017

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

    Live Quarter Horse Racing

    It's quarter horse 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


  • Oct 28, 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

  • Oct 29, 2017

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

    La Table Jeunesse

    Students of French wishing to socialize with other area French language students, and just have fun are invited to attend La Table Jeunesse. 

    Whether immersion or second-language, it makes no difference. Here all are practitioners of French, and all French is good French. As meetings progress, participants - you - will have input on games to be played, activities to devise, those things you wish to do - and of course - en français

    Ages 7-17 invited. La Table Jeunesse will be conducted in age appropriate groupings. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

    NUNU Arts & Culture Collective | Last Sunday of every month | 3pm-5pm | Free Admission | For ages 7-17 

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


  • Oct 29, 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


  • Oct 29, 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


  • Oct 29, 2017

    337-407-5188
    204 N. Main St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570

    Jazz Night Opelousas

    The zydeco music capital is now offering Louisiana-style jazz with popular jazz musicians from around the state including saxophonists, brass bands, violinists, and more. Also, enjoy Cajun style hors-d'oeuvres and specialty drinks. 

    October 1 — Shaun Ward Xperience (Violinist - Funk/Jazz/R&B/Rock influences) 
    October 15 — The Mike Foster Project (Brass/Jazz)
    October 29 — Steve Adams 4 Piece Trio (Rhythm & Blues) 
    November 5 — Herman Jackson (Jazz)
    November 19 — Alter Ego Jazz Band
    December 3 — The Mike Foster Project (Brass/Jazz)
    December 17 — Jeremy Benoit (Jazz)

    Arpeggios Lounge & Event Center | 6pm-9pm | $20 Admission

    337-407-5188
    204 N. Main St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570


  • Oct 31, 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

  • Nov 01, 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


  • Nov 01, 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

  • Nov 01, 2017

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

    Live Quarter Horse Racing

    It's quarter horse 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


  • Nov 02, 2017 - Nov 04, 2017

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    337-254-9695
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    10th Annual Festival of Words

    This free event celebrates the written and spoken word through public readings and performances, student creative writing contests, open mics, writing workshops in the school and community, and “drive-by poetry". Authors include Louisiana Poet Laureate, Darrell Bourque, Patricia Smith, and Allison Joseph.

    Thursday, November 2 - Teaching Artist Showcase & Potluck

    Artists: Bruce Coten, Alex "PoeticSoul" Johnson, Frank "Authello" Andrus
    Events: poetry, spoken word, and book/cd signing

    NUNU Arts & Culture Collective in Arnaudville | 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Friday, November 3 

    Artists: Darell Bourque, Allison Joseph, and Patricia Smith
    Event: Poetry Reading + Q&A

    Chicory's Coffee & Cafe in Grand Coteau | 7pm-9:30pm

    Saturday, November 4 - Events 

    9am-4pm - Author Book Sale hosted by Writer's Guild of Acadiana 
    9:30am-3pm - Drive-by Poetry with Bruce Coen (businesses along MLK Drive)
    9am-3pm - Black Pot Cook-Off
    11am-3pm - Literary and spoken word groups of Acadiana 
    11:30am-12:15pm - Youth of Creative Writing Contest Awards Ceremony

    Thensted Center in Grand Coteau | 9am-4pm

    Saturday, November 4 - Workshops 

    9:30am-11:20am - Workshops 
    Poetry Writing: Exploring Ritual, Discovering Family with Patricia Smith
    "Mystory" Performance Art, Oral Histories, & The Self as Text with Dr. Charles "Chas" Womelsdorf, Jr. 

    11am-12:30pm - Workshop by Writers Guild of Acadiana
    Writing Your Family Cookbook with Jeanette Poole 

    1pm-2:50pm - Workshops
    Show Don't Tell: Using Your Five Senses to Make Your Writing Come Alive with Chere Coen
    "Is Poetry Scary?", with Allison Joseph
    "How did I get here - Where do I go from Here?", with Darrell Bourque

    2pm-3pm - Workshop by Writers Guild of Acadiana 
    Publishing Children's Books with Dana Judice 

    Festival of Words is proud to be listed in the Community Foundation of Acadiana's DONORSense database of Louisiana non-profit organizations.

    337-254-9695
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

  • Nov 02, 2017

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    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

  • Nov 02, 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

  • Nov 02, 2017

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

    Live Quarter Horse Racing

    It's quarter horse 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


  • Nov 03, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017

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    337-942-2732
    788 N. Union St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    25th Annual Holy Ghost Creole Festival Bazaar

    This festival features live zydeco music, Creole food favorites, and is widely known for its Gospel choir concert. Also enjoy a parade, raffles, games and more. The festival takes place every year, the first weekend in November.

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    Friday, Nov 4 - Gospel Night (7pm-10pm)
    TBA

    Catfish dinners are sold from 10am-3pm

    Saturday, Nov 5
    8am - 5K Run
    10am - Live music 

    Sunday, Nov 6
    1pm - Creole Festival Parade (Landry St. to Union)

    Holy Ghost Catholic Church | Friday 8pm-12am | Saturday-Sunday 8am-till | Free Admission

    337-942-2732
    788 N. Union St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Nov 03, 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

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  • Nov 03, 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


  • Nov 03, 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


  • Nov 03, 2017

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

    Live Quarter Horse Racing

    It's quarter horse 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


  • Nov 04, 2017

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    337-781-9416
    1002 Noth Ln.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Bayou Teche Brewery Bike Bash

    This is a non-competitive bike ride with options from 10 to 100 miles in distance. The race begins and ends at Bayou Teche Brewing where riders celebrate their short journey through Cajun country with craft beer, food, and live music by The Red Barons. This event is hosted by TRAIL, a non-profit organization dedicated to building and maintaining parks, paths and trails for hiking, walking, running, kayaking, biking, and canoeing.

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    Welcome to Bayou Teche Brewing! 
     

    Begins at Bayou Teche Brewing | 7:30am-3:30pm | Registration opens at 6am | $35 Registration

    337-781-9416
    1002 Noth Ln.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512