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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  • Aug 31, 2018

    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 31, 2018

    337-594-3000/866-472-2466
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Friday Night Live Concert Series

    Friday Night Live is a concert series features local zydeco, R&B, and soul artists at Evangeline Downs Racetrack. The series is hosted by Stephanie Smallwood, the host of Z105.9's The At Work Network. Stephanie is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of broadcast experience. She brings her love and passion for local music to Evangeline Downs every Friday night, featuring her favorite artists and bands for a live concert. 

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino is located in Opelousas, Louisiana, just off Interstate 49. This gaming facility offers live thoroughbred and quarter horse racing, concerts, dining, and rooms and suites at the Evangeline Downs Hotel. 

    August 10 - Gerard Delafose & The Zydeco Gators
    August 17 - 
    Lysa & The Southern Soul All Stars
    August 24 - 
    Tucka, Audiyo, Roselyn Candy
    August 31 - 
    Wayne Singleton & Same Ole 2 Step

    Mojo's Sportsbar - Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino | 9:00pm-2am | Admission charged 

    337-594-3000/866-472-2466
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Aug 31, 2018
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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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  • Aug 31, 2018

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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 | 10:30am-12:30pm | Free Admission

    337-754-7115
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

  • Sep 01, 2018

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    337-948-6263
    118 S. Court St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570

    Zydeco Breakfast

    In preparation of the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival, the Zydeco Breakfast is back again with live music and delicious offerings from local downtown businesses. This year's entertainment includes Cupid, known for the Billboard Hot 100 hit "Cupid Shuffle", and Koray Broussard & Zydeco Unit. Vendors will feature an assortment of breakfast menu items for sale from Bloody Marys and coffee to Clifton Chenier Casserole and pancakes. Local restaurants and bars around the Courthouse Square include Java Square, Back in Time Restaurant, Palace Café, and The Brass Rail. So bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy the entertainment in a relaxed and charming setting in the heart of downtown Opelousas.

    This year, there will be two performances including Cupid and Koray Broussard & Zydeco Unit. Cupid is known for popular dance hit "Cupid Shuffle"

    Courthouse Square | 8:30am-10:30am 

    337-948-6263
    118 S. Court St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570

  • Sep 01, 2018

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

    Live at Bayou Teche Brewing

    Every Saturday in Arnaudville, lift your spirits with a glass of ice cold craft beer, Louisiana style food, and live Cajun, Creole and zydeco music all at Bayou Teche Brewing. The micro-brewery is truly a one-stop-shop for those looking for an authentic rural Louisiana experience. This local, family owned and operated brewery specializes in beer that accentuates the bold flavors of Cajun and Creole cuisine. The Knott Family also likes to pass a good time every weekend with entertainment and food from local chefs on Saturday and Bourré (card game) and a jam session on Sunday.

    August 10 - Jimmy Breaux
    August 11 - Nee de Tradition
    August 12 - Cajun Jam featuring Christian Lejuene
    August 17 - Andrew Duhon
    August 18 - TBA 
    August 19 - Cajun Jam featuring Jimmy Breaux
    August 24 - La Recolte
    August 25 - Acadien Cajun Band
    August 26 - Cajun Jam
    September 1 - Michot's Melody Makers

    The tap room is open every day of the week and tours of the eco-friendly brewery are offered in English and en français!

    Bayou Teche Brewing | Friday 7pm-9pm | Saturday 3pm-6pm | Sunday 2pm-5pm | Free Admission

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


  • Sep 01, 2018

    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, or one of their Saturday night Old Fashioned Fais Do-Do barn dances. This rustic barn is the perfect setting for foot-stompin' and two-steppin' to live Cajun and zydeco music. Acadian’s best performers are known to frequent the barn stage, including Grammy-nominated bands. 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.

    Summer Band Schedule:

    August 11 - Baret Fritz Band on the Beach
    August 18 - Landon Michael Trio on the Beach
    August 25 - Sabra & the Get Rights on the Beach
    September 1
    - One Trick Pony (Classic Rock)
    September 8 - Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
    September 15 - 80's Prom Night featuring Werewolf
    September 22 - Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin' Cajuns
    September 29 - Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie

    2016 Louey Tourism Award Winner for Campground/RV Park of the Year

    Admission varies for campers and noncampers | Barn: 9pm-12am | Beach: 4pm-7pm
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    337-457-2881
    1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Sep 01, 2018

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

    Rendez-vous des Cajuns

    The Liberty Theatre's weekly Rendez-vous des Cajuns is on every Cajun music fan's bucket list and has been attracting curious tourists for decades. It is a live radio show hosted in Eunice, Louisiana, home to some of Louisiana's most popular Cajun music artists and the Cajun French Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

    Every Saturday, in the 
    Prairie Home Companion format, the show hosts a different Cajun, zydeco, or Creole music band. The show's emcee host each program in Louisiana French with just enough English spoken for the audience to follow along. Those ready to brush up on their Cajun waltz or two-step can take a dance partner on the Liberty Theatre stage. Be sure to add this Saturday tradition to your Louisiana itinerary!

    September 1 - Lisa Trahan & L’esprit Cadien
    September 8 - Lesa Cormier & The Sundown Playboys
    September 15 - Forest Huval & Friends
    September 22 - John Alva Leger & The Pas Bon Playboys
    September 29 - The Babineaux Sisters 

    Liberty Theatre | 6pm-7:30pm | $5 Admission

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


  • Sep 01, 2018

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    337-457-6503
    Downtown, 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Eunice Farmers' Market

    Find farm-fresh produce year-round at the Downtown Farmer's Market in Eunice, Louisiana. Shoppers can choose from an array of seasonal garden fruits and vegetables, jellies, jams, and other preserves. Other farmer's market favorites include raw honey and Cajun sweet dough pies. The market is open every Saturday morning from 8am-12pm. During the warm summer months when there's more produce available like tomatoes and cucumbers, you can also shop on a Wednesday afternoon from 2pm-5pm. 

    Downtown Eunice | Summer: Wednesday 2pm-5pm | Saturday 8am-12pm | Fall: Saturday 8am-12pm | Free Admission

    337-457-6503
    Downtown, 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Sep 01, 2018

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

    Savoy Music Center Jam Session

    The Savoy Jam Session has been a Saturday morning tradition since 1966! The jam is hosted at the Savoy Music Center in Eunice, Louisiana by accordion maker, Marc Savoy, and his wife and fellow musician, Ann. Marc Savoy's Cajun Jam Session has created such a buzz over the years that the three-hour event has gotten the attention of major media outlets such as Good Morning America, National Geographic, and Smithsonian Magazine. The jam has also attracted visitors from all over the world who are fascinated by Cajun music, and eager to meet the musicians. The jam's notoriety partly has to do with Marc Savoy's jam session etiquette. The jam is not a place for the younger artists to "show-off" but instead to be led by the older generation of Cajun music fiddlers and accordionists. It's not a talent show, but instead a cultural exchange of stories, tunes, tips, and a few laughs. 

    Savoy Music Center also features a large collection of Cajun and zydeco cd's, books, and gifts for sale. 

    Don't know how to play? That's just fine. Chairs are set up for the audience to sit and listen or get up and dance! 

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

  • Sep 01, 2018

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

    Sunrise Saturdays in Sunset Farmers' Market

    Every Saturday, local artisans offer jam, jellies, pies, and treats while local farmers sell fresh produce and grass-fed beef. 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 kitchenware. 

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

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


  • Sep 01, 2018

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    337-457-8499
    250 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Prairie Acadian Cultural Center - The Cajun Way

    The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice, LA is one of six interpretive sites available through the Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve. The interpretive center in Eunice focuses on sharing the history and cultural traditions of the Prairie Acadians, French-speaking farmers who settled in and around the Eunice area. The center's Saturday program showcases the uniqueness of the area through a Cajun French lesson, quilting demonstration, live music, and a special Cajun cooking class in the demo kitchen. 

    Activities Schedule
    10am-12pm – Explore & Restore Crafts for Kids
    2pm-2:20pm – Quilting Lesson 
    2:45pm – 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

  • Sep 01, 2018

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    337-453-1023
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Farmers' Market

    Shop for local, home-grown produce at the Opelousas Farmers' Market. Opelousas, Louisiana is a major agricultural community. In the mid 20th Century the town was even known as the Yam Capital of the World. Today you can still try an Opelousas sweet potato and even take home some collards and mustard greens, kale, carrots, honey, and squashes when in season. The Opelousas Farmer's Market is open throughout the year every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. In the spring and fall, local farmers gather in the evening for a special concert, Music & Market, featuring Cajun and zydeco music bands. 

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 6:30am-10:30am | Free Admission

    337-453-1023
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Sep 01, 2018

    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


  • Sep 02, 2018

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    337-754-5528
    204 Fuselier Rd.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    JAMbalaya Acoustic Music Jam

    Sunday's aren't just for confession in South Louisiana! Every first Sunday of the month Tom's Fiddle & Bow in Arnaudville host a casual jam session for experienced and beginner musicians. Those who don't play are welcome to listen in and meet the artists. 

    Tom's Fiddle and Bow is a repair and restoration shop for string instruments in Arnaudville, Louisiana. Tom specializes in making fiddles, or if you prefer, violins, and sells his handmade instruments in the shop. Tom is a native of Massachusetts but lived in New Hampshire and Maine for many years before relocating to southern Louisiana. He has studied at the Violin Craftsmen Institute at the University of New Hampshire and has trained with master craftsmen.

    First Sunday of every month | Tom's Fiddle & Bow |1pm-4pm | Free Admission

    337-754-5528
    204 Fuselier Rd.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

  • Sep 02, 2018

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

    Jazz Night Opelousas

    The Zydeco Music Capital, Opelousas, is now offering Louisiana-style jazz at Arpeggio's Lounge. The popular restaurant and music venue also features neo-soul, blues, brass, and R&B artists and bands. Sample Cajun and Creole-style hors-d'oeuvres and enjoy an adult beverage during the show. These concerts take place the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of the month in Downtown Opelousas, a Louisiana Mainstreet and cultural district. 

    Arpeggio's Lounge is also open for lunch, Monday through Friday and available for groups and special events. 

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

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


  • Sep 02, 2018

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

    Bourré at The Brewery

    A Sunday afternoon at Bayou Teche Brewing is a great way to meet the locals. Each week the brewery hosts a front porch jam session, a French table, and a friendly game of Bourré. Bourré is a popular card game in South Louisiana. It's a trick-taking game, similar to Spades. If you don't know how the play, the locals will be happy to show you and even teach you a few new phrases at the French table. Local Cajun and Creole musicians often take a Sunday break to participate in the jam, a very casual gathering open to anyone with an instrument.

    Bayou Teche Brewing a is an eco-friendly microbrewery in Arnaudville, Louisiana. The brewmaster is using locally grown ingredients and crafting ales that complement the cuisine of the region, Cajun and Creole food. Bayou Teche Brewing is open to for tours in French and English seven days a week and also offers samples in the tap room! 

    Bayou Teche Brewing | 2pm | Free Admission 

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

  • Sep 03, 2018

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

    Zydeco Dance Lessons

    Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Opelousas is hosting free Zydeco dance lessons! All you need is one hour with an instructor to learn a few moves, then you're ready for live concerts at local festivals or zydeco dance halls. Lessons are taught by CuRobiks instructor, Miss Eva Noel, and the Zydeco Ballers, a local zydeco dance club. 

    Zydeco is a genre of music that became popular in the 80's by legendary Louisiana artists such as Clifton Chenier or Terrance Simien. Opelousas, Louisiana is the Zydeco Music Capital of the World and is widely known for its famous dancehalls, clubs, and zydeco trail rides. 

    Holy Ghost Church Cafeteria | Free Admission | Every Monday | 6pm-7pm

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


  • Sep 04, 2018

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    337-453-1023
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Farmers' Market

    Shop for local, home-grown produce at the Opelousas Farmers' Market. Opelousas, Louisiana is a major agricultural community. In the mid 20th Century the town was even known as the Yam Capital of the World. Today you can still try an Opelousas sweet potato and even take home some collards and mustard greens, kale, carrots, honey, and squashes when in season. The Opelousas Farmer's Market is open throughout the year every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. In the spring and fall, local farmers gather in the evening for a special concert, Music & Market, featuring Cajun and zydeco music bands. 

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 6:30am-10:30am | Free Admission

    337-453-1023
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Sep 05, 2018

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    337-457-6503
    Downtown, 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Eunice Farmers' Market

    Find farm-fresh produce year-round at the Downtown Farmer's Market in Eunice, Louisiana. Shoppers can choose from an array of seasonal garden fruits and vegetables, jellies, jams, and other preserves. Other farmer's market favorites include raw honey and Cajun sweet dough pies. The market is open every Saturday morning from 8am-12pm. During the warm summer months when there's more produce available like tomatoes and cucumbers, you can also shop on a Wednesday afternoon from 2pm-5pm. 

    Downtown Eunice | Summer: Wednesday 2pm-5pm | Saturday 8am-12pm | Fall: Saturday 8am-12pm | Free Admission

    337-457-6503
    Downtown, 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535