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 16, 2018

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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

  • Jul 04, 2018

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

    Fireworks on the River

    The town of Krotz Springs is observing their 100th anniversery 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, 2018

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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 06, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Jul 07, 2018

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

    28th 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
    TBA

    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 14, 2018

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    337-662-2223
    Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Sunset Jam

    Sunset, Louisiana is a jambalaya of arts and music! The Rubboard Capitol of the World is also known for its collection of vintage shops and antique dealers, most of which carry original artwork by area artists. The second Saturday of every month, visit local galleries and shops for unique finds and participate in a traditional Cajun jam session where local musicians "fiddle around" in a casual setting. Anyone with an instrument is welcomed to hop in. 

    Downtown Sunset on Napoleon Avenue | 9am-2pm | Free event  

    337-662-2223
    Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Jul 28, 2018

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

    5th Annual Southwest Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival

    Experience Opelousas' colorful Native American heritage with traditional dancing, drumming, arts & crafts, storytelling, food. There will also be outside vendors with items for purchase and special guest speakers, Harvey and Carolyn Whitford. Children and adults can learn something new with lessons demonstrating traditional dance and jewelry making, and participate in other educational activities like Native American Stickball. This family friendly event will be hosted by Chief Nolan Gobert and Tribal Council Members. It is free to the public and is an alcohol-free event.

    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
    1pm - Storytelling
    2pm - Harvey Whitford - Educational Speaker
    3pm – Silent Auction
    3:30pm – Opelousas Blacklegged Drummers 
    4pm – Closing Ceremony 

    Need accommodations? Visit the "Stay" page for area hotels, B&Bs, and RV Parks. 

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

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

  • Aug 03, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Sep 07, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Oct 05, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

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    337-826-3580
    123 S. Church St.
    Washington, LA 70589

    Semi-Annual Antique Fair & Yard Sale

    Come and enjoy one of the South’s largest antique fairs at the Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall. Join thousands of shoppers over the weekend to browse six acres filled with more than 200 vendors from across the country. There will be food, fun and great bargains. Spend the day and have lunch in the Old Schoolhouse Café. The Antique Fair and Yard Sale is held the second weekend in April and in October every year. 

    Click here for nearby accommodations!

    Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall | 9am-5pm | Free Admission

    337-826-3580
    123 S. Church St.
    Washington, LA 70589

  • Oct 13, 2018

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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 15th year, tour reenactors will transport you back in time focusing on a chosen time period in Opelousas history. 

    Last year's theme was "Leaders & Legends". The tour included 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! 

    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 14, 2018

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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 15th year, tour reenactors will transport you back in time focusing on a chosen time period in Opelousas history. 

    Last year's theme was "Leaders & Legends". The tour included 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! 

    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