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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  • Feb 10, 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

  • Feb 10, 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 11, 2018

    337-457-7389
    461 Sittig St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Eunice Lil' Mardi Gras

    The traditional rural Mardi Gras celebration is based on early begging rituals. Riders donned in traditional costumes, masks and hats, also known as capuchons, ride horseback from house to house soliciting “donations” of food items to culminate in a community wide gumbo. This procession or “run” includes chicken chasing and silliness by revelers all day.

    Children can get in on the fun as well! The Eunice Lil' Mardi Gras is a chicken run held for children and teens ages 0-14. Participants are broken up into different age groups, and are given an opportunity to catch a live chicken. 

    Eunice Rec Complex | 8am | $15 per child | Preregistration at City Hall is advised

    337-457-7389
    461 Sittig St.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Feb 12, 2018

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

    10th Annual Lundi Gras Boucherie

    The best way to sample southern Louisiana cuisine is at an old time boucherie. This long tradition began as a way to survive the winter months with plenty of meat. Today it is a community celebration that begins early in the morning with the butchering of the hog. The meat is then prepared for dishes such as boudin, boudin rouge, cracklin, backbone stew, and ponce. Nothing goes to waste – even the bones are used to make hogshead cheese. Taste it all at Lakeview Park & Beach every Lundi Gras, the Monday before Fat Tuesday. Also hear live music in the barn, and practice your Cajun two-step with the locals.  

    Not sure what these dishes are? Click here for a list of Cajun culinary terms.

    Lakeview Park & Beach | 8am-till | Live music starts at 12pm | Free admission but tickets needed for food

     

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

  • Feb 13, 2018

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    337-322-5374/337-654-6228
    Oak Tree Park Dr.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Sunset Mardi Gras Parade

    Once one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the area, Sunset brings the carnival season activities back! Sponsored by the Sunset Mardi Gras Association Inc., this event will feature a parade, local food vendors, and face painting, and more.

    Route: begins behind Janise's Supermarket on the I49 Service Rd, left on Duffy Ave., then right on Napoleon Ave., left on Hwy. 93, and end at Zach Miller Rd. | 2PM | Free admission   

    337-322-5374/337-654-6228
    Oak Tree Park Dr.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Feb 13, 2018

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    337-351-6943
    600 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    19th Annual Half-Fast Krewe of Frank Mardi Gras Parade

    The 18th Annual Half-Fast Krewe of Frank Mardi Gras parade has earned a reputation for being family friendly with at least 30 floats, lots of beads, marching bands and dance troupes. The parade lasts approximately an hour starting at the 600 block of East Landry Street heading west to pass Courthouse Square then turn up Bellevue Street to head back to its starting point. Once the parade is over, the street party begins, and will last until 6PM. Half-Fast Krewe of Frank Mardi Gras parade is held Mardi Gras day every year.

    Float line-up at 9AM at the 600 block of E. Landry St., Opelousas. The parade begins at 11AM.  

    337-351-6943
    600 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Feb 13, 2018

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    337-457-7389
    501 Samuel Dr.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras

    The Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday Run) dates back from when the town was first established in the late 19th century. The traditional rural Mardi Gras celebration is based on early begging rituals. Riders go from house to house soliciting “donations” of food items to culminate in a community-wide gumbo. 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 (including both male and female) on the run, and it continues to increase each year. Registration is required for the adult and youth chicken runs. Find out more at more at eunice-la.com.

    Registration begins at 6am at the Northwest Community Center | Participants must be 18 or older

    337-457-7389
    501 Samuel Dr.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Feb 17, 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 24, 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


  • Mar 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

  • Mar 03, 2018

    318-508-1107
    978 Kennerson Rd.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    LA MISS Daffodil Society Flower Show

    The newly formed, combined LA MISS Daffodil Society is hosting their second flower show and educational event in Opelousas, LA. The American Daffodil Society is 55 years old and is pleased to be back in Louisiana. It is a myth that we can't grow daffodils this far south. 

    Bring cut flower stems of any and all types of daffodils. The society's term "daffodil" includes the flowers known as Narcissus, jonquils, sweeties, Texas Stars, and other common names. Experts will identify them, help you enter them in the informal show, explain their merits, and you might win ribbons for your efforts! Nationally recognized authority Dr. Ted Snazelle will present information learned from a lifetime of growing and showing daffodils. A display of daffodil books, brooches, and the lovely flowers will infect you with a raging case of yellow fever! All containers and show materials will be furnished. Just bring flowers, no matter how common. 

    This event is co-sponsored by the Washington Garden Club

    St. Landry Parish Visitor Center | 9am-3pm | Free Admission  

    318-508-1107
    978 Kennerson Rd.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Mar 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


  • Mar 04, 2018

    337-945-0364/337-684-6751
    1939 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    33rd Annual Here's the Beef Cookoff

    Calling all carnivores! This long-running annual event is sponsored by the St. Landry Parish Cattlemen’s Association, Cattlewomen and LA Beef Industry Council. The cook-off features some of the best food from the area’s greatest cooks, weekend chefs and aspiring culinary artists. Last year, almost 1,000 people enjoyed dishes such as brisket, tongue and delightful desserts. Live entertainment and an old-fashion trail ride round out the day’s events. So bring the whole family. The Here's the Beef Cook-off is held the first Sunday in March every year.

    The trail ride begins at 8:30AM, and the cattle dog exhibition at 12PM. 

    Ag Arena on the Yambilee Fair Grounds | $5 Admission 

    337-945-0364/337-684-6751
    1939 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Mar 10, 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

  • Mar 10, 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


  • Mar 17, 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


  • Mar 24, 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


  • Mar 25, 2018

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    337-457-2565
    651 Samuel Dr.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    33rd Annual World Championship Crawfish Étouffée Cook Off

    This event features professional and amateur cooks vying for the title of "World Champion." This has got to be one of the best ways to taste crawfish in Louisiana. Teams compete to see who can cook the best crawfish etouffee in three categories: Amateur, Professional and Club/Organization. Once the judges have their samples from the booths, the public can buy the crawfish etouffee directly from the participants. Vote for the People's Choice Award! 

    Also, enjoy live Cajun and zydeco music (starting at 10AM), plenty of dancing and, of course, tons of etouffee. There will also be arts and crafts, a petting zoo, pony rides, fun jumps, and more fun activities for the whole family! World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off is held the last Sunday in March every year, except when it conflicts with Easter.

    Click here for nearby accommodations.

    Here's a clip from last year's festival! 



    Saturday, March 25 - Kick-off Dance 

    8pm – TBA

    Sunday, March 26 - Music Line Up

    10am-till – Live Music 

    Northwest Community Center Pavilion | 10AM-4PM | Free Admission 

    337-457-2565
    651 Samuel Dr.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Mar 31, 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


  • Apr 04, 2018 - Apr 08, 2018
    Cycle Zydeco

    Cycle Zydeco is a four day, 172 mile bike ride through Cajun Country, often referred to as a “rolling party”. 2016 is the 14th year and will pass through several towns in Acadiana including Arnaudville, Eunice and Opelousas. Remember to share the road! Sponsorships are also available. 

    The ride is hosted by TRAIL, a non-profit organization dedicated to building and maintaining parks, hiking trails, bike trails and other recreational infrastructures. TRAIL is working to build better communities that promote healthy lifestyle options, appreciation for the native environment, and a more desirable place to live, work and visit. 

    Itinerary is TBA. Keep watching www.cyclezydeco.com for specific details.

    337-781-9416