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 21, 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. 

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


  • Oct 21, 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

  • Oct 21, 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


  • Oct 21, 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

  • Oct 21, 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

  • Oct 21, 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


  • Oct 21, 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 21, 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 22, 2017

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    337-308-3474
    1020 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Voices from our Past: St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery Tours

    Spend some time with voices from the past and hear their stories. Some are happy and some are sad, but each will leave you wanting to know more. In its 14th year, tour reenactors will transport you back in time focusing on a chosen time period in Opelousas history. 

    This year's theme is "Leaders & Legends". The tour will include spirits such as Sister Madeline Sophie Hebert of the Holy Cross; criminal defense attorney, Edward P. Veazie; orphan train rider, Johnny Vidrine; Ella Collins, wife of the City Marshall, and many more colorful St. Landry Parish personalities from the past. The actress played by Miss Collins will perform her line in French! 

    Who will you meet on the tour? 

    Nina Celestine Delarue Chachere, wife of Tillman George Chachere, a well-known architect. 
    Sister Madeline Sophie Hebert, of the Sisters of the Marinates of the Holy Cross
    Edward P. Veazie, Assistant District Attorney 
    Johnny Vidrine, an Orphan Train rider 
    Antoine Simien and Marie Madalene LeMelle Simien, a successful business owner from France and his wife
    John Thistlewaite, owner of Opelousas' newspaper
    Harvard Cochise Collins and Ella Collins, City Marshall and his wife

    All proceeds from the cemetery tours fund the Cemetery Historical Restoration Project. The tours began in 2003 and, to date, 30+ gravesites have been restored. Additionally, signage has been added. In 2012, reenactors said their part an average of 17 times. Come to Opelousas for this unique experience and contribute to maintaining history.

    Handicapped accessible tours will be available the first weekend. Call for more details.

    St. Landry Catholic Church - Valentin Hall | Saturday at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm | Sunday at 2pm and 3pm | $10 Admission
    Groups/Bus Tours contact: 337-308-3474

    337-308-3474
    1020 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017

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

    Blackpot Camp

    This music camp provides an outlet for people to learn Cajun and other music from their favorite musicians, including hosts The Revelers and friends, along with artists performing at the Black Pot Festival. This year's lessons include a melting pot of activities including Cajun fiddle, accordion, guitar, Old-time banjo, Swing jazz, & songwriting. Participants will also try their hand in Cajun cuisine taught by local cooks in a hands-on environment. Enjoy a loose, festive atmosphere that encourages extracurricular jamming and sharing of experiences among campers from all places and backgrounds. If you've never tried to Cajun or Square Dance, now is the time to take your cue from experienced instructors. All of the activities are in the spirit of fun! Create unforgettable memories with interactive experiences amongst other lovers of Cajun and roots music (including folks who don't play music at all!). After the preparations of Blackpot Camp, attend the Blackpot Festival October 28-29 at Acadian Village in Lafayette.

    Lakeview RV Park & Beach | Schedule is TBA | Admission Varies; See website for Registration

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

  • Oct 22, 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 22, 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 24, 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

  • Oct 25, 2017

    337-254-9695
    219 E. Martin Luther King Dr.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    Spirits of the Gods: Book Release and Open Mic

    The Festival of Words will host a book release and celebration of Spirits of the Gods (UL Press), a collaboration between poet John Warner Smith and artist Dennis Paul Williams. The event includes poetry, stories and an open mic in which everyone is invited to share creative works. 

    For this project, John Warner Smith created poems in response to paintings of Dennis Paul Williams. The result is a publication with poems rich in metaphor and voice beside the paintings that provided the seeds of inspiration. 

    Spirits of the Gods is John Warner Smith’s third collection of poetry. His debut collection, A Mandala of Hands, was published in 2015 by Aldrich Press. His second collection is Soul Be A Witness (MadHat Press). Smith’s poems have appeared in North American Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Transition, and numerous other literary journals. His poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for the Sundress Best of the Net Anthology. Smith earned his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans. His poetry can be found at www.johnwarnersmith.com. 

    Dennis Paul Williams is perhaps most recognizable as the guitarist for Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas. Williams’s artwork is represented by Stella Jones Gallery in New Orleans and Zari Gallery in London. It has been shown in Canada, Japan, and in cities across the United States from Los Angles to New York. Williams has been featured on Nightline with Ted Koppell, as well as on World Café and American Routes on National Public Radio. His art can be found at www.dennispaulwilliams.com. 

    You are welcome to bring your own poems, songs or stories for the open mic. This free, community event is suitable for all ages and is sponsored by The Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective.

    Chickory's Coffee & Cafe | 7pm-9pm 

    337-254-9695
    219 E. Martin Luther King Dr.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541


  • Oct 25, 2017

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    337-948-6263
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    La Table Francaise at Vieux Village

    Prenez une tasse de café avec nous et partager la conversation et le plaisir avec d'autres francophones. Tous sont les bienvenus pour que le plus dialectes sont parlés. Conversation libre et sujets ciblés sont tous deux encouragés. Ces conversations ont lieu le dernier mercredi de chaque mois sauf avis contraire. Venez découvrir la culture des habitants et des musiciens de la région. Si vous êtes chanceux, vous pourriez réussir à voir une performance improvisé.

    Whiteville School House à Le Vieux Village | 8H30-9H30 | Entrée libre

    Grab a cup of coffee with us and share conversation and fun with other French speakers. All are welcome as multiple dialects are spoken. Free conversation and focused topics are both encouraged. These conversations are held the last Wednesday of every month unless otherwise announced. Come and experience the culture with locals and musicians of the area. If you're lucky, you just might catch an impromptu performance. 

    Whiteville School House in Le Vieux Village | 8:30am-9:30am | Free Admission

    337-948-6263
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Oct 25, 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


  • Oct 25, 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

  • Oct 25, 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 26, 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

  • Oct 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