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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  • 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. 

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    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

  • Oct 20, 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 21, 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 27, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018

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    337-580-3363
    2048 Johnson Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    4th Annual Experience Louisiana Festival

    You’re in for a treat! The mission of the festival is to celebrate and feature all that is great about the State of Louisiana. Year by year the content will change, but the model remains the same. The festival’s major components include Folklife Village, Main Stage, Food Village, Musician’s Village, Walk-Through Louisiana, Craft Village, Artist’s Village, Film Village, Cooking Demos by Louisiana Chefs, Coushatta Village, Narrative Stages, Athletic Events, Antique & Classic Car Show and more!

    Several live demonstrations take place throughout the weekend including an old time boucherie or hog butchering, a courir de Mardi Gras (Mardi Gras run), folklife traditions such as instrument making or basket weaving, and Cajun and Creole cooking demonstrations by professional chefs. 

    Last year the festival's theme is agriculture, an appropriate topic for area abundant with generational farms. In fact, many chefs from across Acadiana (nine parishes) get an assortment of fresh cuts of beef, pork, and poultry at the local slaughterhouse and superette in Eunice. The festival celebrated the industry with a dried crops exhibit, a visit from Smoky the Bear, demo by the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, a game called Forestry Squares, and several other outdoor activities. Stay tuned for this year's theme!

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    Last year's music line-up:

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

    10am CFMA Young Musicians
    12pm Dustin Sonnier & The Wanted
    2pm Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie
    4pm TBA
    6pm Rendez-Vous des Cajuns Radio Show featuring The Band Courtbouillon

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017

    10:30am TBA
    12:30pm Louisiana Red
    2:30pm The Savoy Family Band

    Last year's Folk Demonstrators:
    Fiddle repairs, duck decoys, quilting, chair caning, tatting, alligator jewelry, file' maker, boat builder, muskrat + nutria skinning, blacksmithing, Mardi Gras masks, Cajun rosaries, lye soap, spinning + weaving, woodcarving, traiteur, Coushatta pine straw baskets, and more.  

    last year's Artist Village:
    Hannah Gumbo, J Originals by Jaron Stone, Cajun Cube, Louisiana Music Map, and more. Includes activities for children. 

    Special Components:  
    Traditional Cajun boucherie, Savoy Music Center jam, Rendez-vous des Cajuns radio show, Recognizing Our Roots NPS Youth Program, Cajun dance lessons, Franco Fun Chorale En Francais, and more

    Last year's Cooking Demonstrations:
    Chef James Hamilton, Chef Drake Leonards (Lüke and John Besh's newest restaurant, Eunice)

    LSU-Eunice Campus | Saturday 7am-7:30pm | Sunday 8am-4pm | Admission is free but there is a parking fee

    337-580-3363
    2048 Johnson Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Oct 27, 2018

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    337-945-4314
    174 Church Street
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    7th Annual Sweet Dough Pie Festival

    This event celebrates the unique history of historic Grand Coteau and a traditional treat called, sweet dough pie. Every year pastry chefs and home cooks vie for the title in the sweet dough pie contest. A large variety of pies will also be available for purchase including fig, custard, lemon, blackberry, and other local, seasonal ingredients. Browse through more than 70 vendors of arts, handmade items, flowers and herbs, custom furniture, indoor and outdoor decor, while enjoying local cuisine and live music.  

    Don't miss this opportunity to explore the gorgeous grounds at the Church or St. Charles Borromeo. Historical reenactments and trolley tours of St. Charles Cemetery where fifteen graves of historic citizens will take place throughout the day. Meet Dr. Millard, who treated, Mary Wilson, the beneficiary of the only miracle recognized by the Catholic Church in the United States. Also, take the trolley car for a narrated town tour featuring St. Charles Church and the cemetery, St. Ignatius School, the St. Peter Claver complex, and the Schools of the Sacred Heart.

    Tour Schedule: 

    10am - St. Charles Cemetery tour
    10am - Grand Coteau Trolly Car Tour
    11:30 - St. Charles Cemetery Tour
    11:30 - Grand Coteau Trolly Car Tour
    1pm - St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Tour 


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    Monies raised will benefit the Grand Coteau Cultural Foundation

    St. Charles Catholic Church | 9am-3pm |10am and 11:30pm Free Admission 

    337-945-4314
    174 Church Street
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

  • Nov 01, 2018 - Nov 03, 2018

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    337-254-9695
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    10th Annual Festival of Words

    This free event celebrates the written and spoken word through public readings and performances, student creative writing contests, open mics, writing workshops in the school and community, and “drive-by poetry". Authors include Louisiana Poet Laureate, Darrell Bourque, Patricia Smith, and Allison Joseph.

    Thursday, November 2 - Teaching Artist Showcase & Potluck

    Artists: Bruce Coten, Alex "PoeticSoul" Johnson, Frank "Authello" Andrus
    Events: poetry, spoken word, and book/cd signing

    NUNU Arts & Culture Collective in Arnaudville | 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Friday, November 3 

    Artists: Darell Bourque, Allison Joseph, and Patricia Smith
    Event: Poetry Reading + Q&A

    Chicory's Coffee & Cafe in Grand Coteau | 7pm-9:30pm

    Saturday, November 4 - Events 

    9am-4pm - Author Book Sale hosted by Writer's Guild of Acadiana 
    9:30am-3pm - Drive-by Poetry with Bruce Coen (businesses along MLK Drive)
    9am-3pm - Black Pot Cook-Off
    11am-3pm - Literary and spoken word groups of Acadiana 
    11:30am-12:15pm - Youth of Creative Writing Contest Awards Ceremony

    Thensted Center in Grand Coteau | 9am-4pm

    Saturday, November 4 - Workshops 

    9:30am-11:20am - Workshops 
    Poetry Writing: Exploring Ritual, Discovering Family with Patricia Smith
    "Mystory" Performance Art, Oral Histories, & The Self as Text with Dr. Charles "Chas" Womelsdorf, Jr. 

    11am-12:30pm - Workshop by Writers Guild of Acadiana
    Writing Your Family Cookbook with Jeanette Poole 

    1pm-2:50pm - Workshops
    Show Don't Tell: Using Your Five Senses to Make Your Writing Come Alive with Chere Coen
    "Is Poetry Scary?", with Allison Joseph
    "How did I get here - Where do I go from Here?", with Darrell Bourque

    2pm-3pm - Workshop by Writers Guild of Acadiana 
    Publishing Children's Books with Dana Judice 

    Festival of Words is proud to be listed in the Community Foundation of Acadiana's DONORSense database of Louisiana non-profit organizations.

    337-254-9695
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

  • Nov 02, 2018 - Nov 04, 2018

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

    26th Annual Holy Ghost Creole Festival Bazaar

    This festival features live zydeco music, Creole food favorites, and is widely known for its Gospel choir concert. Also enjoy a parade, raffles, games and more. The festival takes place every year, the first weekend in November.

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    Friday, Nov 4 - Gospel Night 
    12pm - Grounds open 
    10am-2pm - Catfish dinners available
    7pm-10pm - Live Gospel music 

    Last year's music line-up:

    Saturday, Nov 5

    8am - 5K Run
    10am - DJ Cisco
    1pm-5pm - Corey Arceneaux & Hot Pepper Zydeco
    7pm-10pm - Lil Nate & The Zydeoc Big Timers

    Sunday, Nov 6
    1pm - Creole Festival Parade (Landry St. to Union)
    Music by Leon Chavis Jr. after the parade

    Holy Ghost Catholic Church | Friday 8pm-12am | Saturday-Sunday 8am-till | Free Admission

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

  • Nov 03, 2018

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    337-781-9416
    1002 Noth Ln.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Bayou Teche Brewery Bike Bash

    This is a non-competitive bike ride with options from 10 to 100 miles in distance. The race begins and ends at Bayou Teche Brewing where riders celebrate their short journey through Cajun country with craft beer, food, and live music by The Red Barons. This event is hosted by TRAIL, a non-profit organization dedicated to building and maintaining parks, paths and trails for hiking, walking, running, kayaking, biking, and canoeing.

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    Welcome to Bayou Teche Brewing! 
     

    Begins at Bayou Teche Brewing | 7:30am-3:30pm | Registration opens at 6am | $35 Registration

    337-781-9416
    1002 Noth Ln.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

  • Nov 09, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018

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    337-585-2827
    504 Saizan Ave.
    Port Barre, LA 70577

    33rd Annual Port Barre Cracklin Festival

    Begun in 1985, the Port Barre Cracklin Festival is the major fundraiser for the Port Barre Lions Club. Attended by thousands of festival-goers each year, it is an important cultural event for the city of Port Barre and St. Landry Parish.

    This festival showcases the ritual of making cracklins - a traditional Louisiana food that has made headlines on such cooking reality shows such as Top Chef. Enjoy terrific food, great Cajun, zydeco and swamp pop music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and a beauty pageant. No ice chests, glass containers or pets allowed. Cracklin Festival is held the second weekend in November every year.

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    Last year's music line-up: 

    Friday, November 10

    5:00pm Festival opens
    7:30pm–9:30pm – Wayne Singleton & Same Ol' 2 Step
    10pm-12am – Junior LaCrosse  

    Saturday, November 11

    10:00am – Parade, Saizan St. Port Barre, La.
    11:00pm–1:30pm – Lil Kenny & The Heartbreakers
    2pm – Miss/Teen Pageant, ages 14-24 (Lion's Club Hall | 150 VFW Drive)
    2pm – The Jaxon Meche Band
    5pm-7pm – Clay Cormier & The Highway Boys
    7:30pm-9:30pm – Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys
    10pm-12pm – Richard LeBeouf  

    Sunday, Nov 12

    10:30am-12:30pm – Wallace Trahan & Rice and Gravy
    1pm-3pm – Kylie Frey 
    3:00pm–4:00pm – Judging & Awards
    4:00pm–6:00pm – Glen Templeton

    Veterans Park | $5 Per Day | 10 and Under Free 

    337-585-2827
    504 Saizan Ave.
    Port Barre, LA 70577

  • Nov 24, 2018

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    337-945-4314
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    Grand Noel

    Start your Christmas shopping with a visit to the streets of historical Grand Coteau. Visit the life-size nativity scene on display at the corner of Hwy 93 and Church Street. It is handmade by an artist in Utah, made of resin and marble, and has a lifetime guarantee. It is the only one of its kind in the Acadiana area. 

    The gift shops will be open for your convenience offering refreshments and sales of antiques, jewelry, clothing, packaged sweets, home decor and other unique gift items. Enjoy holiday traditions such carriage rides, live music at various locations, and photos with Santa. Save time for down-home cooking, specialty coffee, or a sweet treat at one of the local eateries. Bring the entire family for a memorable evening.  

    Downtown Grand Coteau | 4pm-8pm | Free Admission | Always held the Saturday after Thanksgiving

    337-945-4314
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541