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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  • Jan 13, 2018

    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


  • Jan 13, 2018

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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

  • Jan 17, 2018

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

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

  • Jan 20, 2018

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

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

  • Jan 20, 2018

    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


  • Jan 20, 2018

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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

  • Jan 24, 2018

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

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

  • Jan 27, 2018

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    337-331-2837
    603 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    11th Annual Gumbo Cook Off

    The Annual Gumbo Cook-Off heats up with live music, a kids’ activity area, both silent and live auctions, food, drinks, dancing, and lots of gumbo. While this is a free event, the entry fee to participate in the Cook-Off is $50. Prizes are awarded for First Place Champion, Second place, and Third Place. In addition, a specially designed Gumbo Cook-Off Champ Paddle will be passed from the reigning champ to a new contender. Winners of the cook-off will be announced at 4pm. All proceeds will benefit a local child and family who are burdened with medical and related expenses. This event is held the last Saturday in January.

    Frank’s Downtown and Pride Doran Law Firm | 10am-till | Free Admission 

    337-331-2837
    603 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Jan 27, 2018

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

    Tribute to Hank Williams, Sr.

    Bring your dancing shoes to the City of Eunice annual fundraiser for the weekly "Rendez-vous des Cajuns", and dance to the tunes of Terry Huval, Hugh Harris, and Pope Huval. These performers will pay tribute to the life and career of Hank Williams, Sr., who is a legendary singer/songwriter who influenced Cajun music. This is a show not to be missed. 

    Click here to see pictures of past tributes.

    Liberty Theater | 6pm | $15 reserved seating only

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

  • Jan 27, 2018

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

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

  • Jan 27, 2018

    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


  • Jan 27, 2018

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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 
    TripAdvisor 

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

  • Jan 31, 2018

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

    Academy of Sacred Heart & Lives of the Slaves

    This month, the Festival of Words Arts Collective hosts an evening of history and an open mic. The event will feature Maureen J. Chicoine who will discuss her ongoing research of enslaved persons who lived and worked at the Sacred Heart Convent in Grand Coteau from 1821-1865 and their descendants. Maureen J. Chicoine, a Religious of the Sacred Heart, has a background in both history and genealogy and is happy to share what she has learned with others. 

    The Society of the Sacred Heart, a religious community of women, has a long history in Grand Coteau since they founded the Convent of the Sacred Heart in 1821. This school for girls has been in continuous operation since then. From 1821 until 1865 the Convent, like many Catholic institutions in the South, was a slave owner. As part of the bicentennial celebration of the arrival of the Society of the Sacred Heart in North America, the Society formed a committee to study the history of the enslaved persons who served in our Southern houses, with the greatest number at the Convent in Grand Coteau and St. Michael’s school in Convent, LA. 

    During the bicentennial in 2018, the Society plans to issue a statement recognizing their participation in the evil of slavery, hoping to recognize those enslaved persons whose identities we know and to find living descendants of three families who lived there. Although there were many other first names of men, women, and children, the families found in the research whose surnames were identified are Frank Hawkins and Jenny (Jane) Eaglin Martin; their sons Frank, Ben, James, John, their spouses and children; Wilson Jacobs and Marie Louise Philips, their children Firmin and Clara Eaglin Senegal, and their spouses and children. Other surnames such as Chenier, Doyle, Eaglin, Gilbeau, Litell, Marlborough, McCarty, Meche, Milton, Minix, Payne, Senegal, Stelly, Thomas, and Woods are being researched for descendants of daughters of Hawkins and Jacobs' families. Descendants of these families have been located locally as well as in other parts of Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, and California. 

    The oral history presentation will be videotaped and placed in the Cajun and Creole Archives at the Center for Louisiana Studies collection. You are welcome to bring your own poems, songs or stories for the open mic. This free, community event is sponsored by The Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective with support from the Center for Louisiana Studies at UL

    Chicory's Coffee & Cafe | 7pm | Free Admission 

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


  • Jan 31, 2018

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

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

  • Feb 02, 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

  • Feb 03, 2018

    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


  • Feb 07, 2018

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    337-945-3744
    2048 Johnson Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    8th Annual Taster's Choice

    Here's an event based on what Cajun Country and St. Landry Parish is known for—food! In 2016, more than 400+ people sampled food from 25 chefs who fascinated taste buds. 2017 will host several chefs in which a panel of judges will select winners in amateur and professional categories. A People's Choice award will be voted on by attendees.

    Let the good times roll with live music featuring Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie. Also enjoy a cash bar, and walk away with items the silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit the Eunice Community Health Center Clinic, which provides free and at-cost medical care for the working uninsured and under-insured people of the surrounding areas. 

    LSUE Acadiana Center | 6pm | $25

    337-945-3744
    2048 Johnson Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Feb 09, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018

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    337-319-0639/832-217-6935
    1939 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Lil Nate's 8th Annual L'Argent Chicken Run, Rodeo, & Parade

    It's a Mardi Gras weekend in Opelousas with parades, a chicken run, and zydeco headliners including Lil Nate, Chris Ardoin, Brian Jack, and Leon Chavis! Start making your plans now. 

    Friday, February 9 
    10pm-2am – Kickoff Dance (Location TBA) 

    Saturday, February 10 - Events at Yambilee Arena Building
    1pm – Go to the rodeo featuring roping, barrel racing, and buddy pickup
    10pm-2am – Live music  

    Sunday, February 11 - Events at Yambilee Arena Building
    12pm – The trail ride leaves from the Yambilee Arena
    1pm – The parade will leave the Yambilee grounds, head south on Railroad Ave., west on Park Ave., and north on Bullard St. Once the parade approaches Hwy. 190, it will continue west on Charles Burr Ln., north on Colorado Ave., and back to the Yambilee grounds on Vine St.
    4pm-8pm – Live music   

    Yambilee Arena at 1939 W. Landry St. (Hwy. 190), Opelousas

    337-319-0639/832-217-6935
    1939 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Feb 09, 2018

    337-948-6263
    120 S. Market Street
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Downtown Opelousas Mardi Gras Celebration

    Get into the carnival spirit with live music Cajun and zydeco music by Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie! This event is dedicated to preserving and promoting our distinct Cajun and Creole roots that are traced back to the city’s rich history. This celebration is held the Friday before Mardi Gras day every year featuring a contest for the best Mardi Gras costume with prizes to be given away. 

    Delta Grand Theatre | 7pm-10pm | Free Admission

    337-948-6263
    120 S. Market Street
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Feb 09, 2018 - Feb 13, 2018

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    337-457-7389
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Cajun Country Mardi Gras Celebration

    This unique five-day celebration is not your typical idea of Mardi Gras with beads and doubloons. In fact, you won’t find these trinkets in sight, but instead, men and women on horseback donned in hand-crafted wire masks, tall hats called capuchons, and very distinctive costumes. This one of a kind celebration begins the Friday before Mardi Gras Day, but the main event is the Courir de Mardi Gras procession or “chicken run” which involves chasing a live chicken to collect for a community gumbo, and silliness by revelers all day. Don’t wait till Fat Tuesday to join in the fun. Throughout the weekend, experience the town’s rural traditions with jam sessions, street dances, cooking demos, Mardi Gras exhibits, and a special Liberty Theater show. A Lil' Mardi Gras run for children and teenagers is held Sunday as well as an old time boucherie (hog butchering).  

    The Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras dates back from when the town was first established in the late 19th century. The Courir was abandoned for a few years during World War II, but in 1946 a small band of riders revived the tradition. Today, the Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras has more than 2,000 participants on the run, and it continues to increase each year. 

    Click here to see pictures of last year's Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras events.

    Friday, February 9 (stage at Walnut & 2nd St.)
    7pm-10pm – live music 

    Saturday, February 10 (stage at Walnut & 2nd St.)
    10am-9pm – live music

    Saturday, February 10 (various locations)
    12pm-3pm – Jam session and cooking demo at Jean Lafitte National Park 
    3pm – Parade of Paws (Cajun Canine Mardi Gras Dog Parade
    6pm-7:30 pm – Liberty Theatre Show
    6pm – Live music at Rocky's Cajun Kitchen 
    7:30pm – Fais Do-Do Barn Dance at Lakeview Park & Beach  
    9pm – Live music at Ruby’s Restaurant & Courtyard 

    Sunday, February 11 (stage at Walnut & 2nd St.)
    10am-4pm – live music

    Sunday, February 11 (various locations) 
    9am – Lil' Mardi Gras (children's’ run) leaves the Eunice Recreation Complex 
    9:30am-11am – Old Time Boucherie (hog butchering) on 2nd St.
    3pm – Lil' Mardi Gras arrives downtown on 2nd St.
    7:30pm – Fais Do-Do Barn Dance at Lakeview Park & Beach

    Monday, February 12 (stage at Walnut & 2nd St.)
    6pm-9pm – live music

    Monday, February 13 (various locations)
    12pm – Presentation at the Liberty Theatre – history of rural Mardi Gras with Dr. Barry Ancelet
    1pm-3pm – Mardi Gras dance at the Northwest Community Center
    9pm – Live music at Ruby’s Restaurant & Courtyard
    9pm – Fais Do-Do Barn Dance at Lakeview Park & Beach

    Tuesday, February 13 (stage at Walnut & 2nd St.)
    9:30am-till – Live music

    Tuesday, February 13 (Mardi Gras Day)
    8am – Courir leaves the Northwest Community Center 
    10am – Arts and crafts, food, music, and dancing (downtown)
    3pm – Truck Parade followed by the Courir de Mardi Gras
    6pm – Live music at Ruby’s Restaurant & Courtyard 
    7:30pm – Fais Do-Do Barn Dance at Lakeview Park & Beach

    337-457-7389
    Eunice, LA 70535