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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  • Sep 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 30, 2018

    337-754-7724
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    La Table Jeunesse

    Students of French wishing to socialize with other area French language students, and just have fun are invited to attend La Table Jeunesse. 

    Whether immersion or second-language, it makes no difference. Here all are practitioners of French, and all French is good French. As meetings progress, participants - you - will have input on games to be played, activities to devise, those things you wish to do - and of course - en français

    Ages 7-17 invited. La Table Jeunesse will be conducted in age appropriate groupings. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

    NUNU Arts & Culture Collective | Last Sunday of every month | 3pm-5pm | Free Admission | For ages 7-17 

    337-754-7724
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512


  • Sep 30, 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 30, 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

  • Oct 01, 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


  • Oct 02, 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

  • Oct 03, 2018

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Live Quarter Horse Racing

    It's quarter horse racing season at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino. If you're looking for something exciting to do in Opelousas, Louisiana, you've got to see a live race! The American Quarter Horse is a small breed known for its agility and ability to sprint short distances. You can bet on your favorite horse or just sit back and enjoy this fast-paced competition every Wednesday through Saturday during the season. 

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino is the first entertainment complex in American designed to combine horse racing and casino gaming. The state-of-the-art facility has over 1,300 slot machines, 117 hotel rooms, and dining options offering Cajun and Creole cuisine. The casino is located off of Interstate 49 in Opelousas, only 20 minutes north of Lafayette, LA. 

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino | Post time is at 5:40pm | Free Admission
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    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Oct 03, 2018

    337-457-6999
    1415 E. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Cajun Music Jam at Rocky's

    Fresh Louisiana seafood and mouthwatering gourmet burgers aren't all that's on the menu at Rocky's. Every Wednesday night Rocky's Cajun Kitchen is serving up authentic Cajun French music from both amateurs and local artists. These laidback gatherings are referred to as jam sessions, in which anyone can bring their favorite instrument and participate. 

    Rocky's Cajun Kitchen | 6pm-9pm | Free Admission
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    337-457-6999
    1415 E. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Oct 03, 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


  • Oct 04, 2018

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Live Quarter Horse Racing

    It's quarter horse racing season at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino. If you're looking for something exciting to do in Opelousas, Louisiana, you've got to see a live race! The American Quarter Horse is a small breed known for its agility and ability to sprint short distances. You can bet on your favorite horse or just sit back and enjoy this fast-paced competition every Wednesday through Saturday during the season. 

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino is the first entertainment complex in American designed to combine horse racing and casino gaming. The state-of-the-art facility has over 1,300 slot machines, 117 hotel rooms, and dining options offering Cajun and Creole cuisine. The casino is located off of Interstate 49 in Opelousas, only 20 minutes north of Lafayette, LA. 

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino | Post time is at 5:40pm | Free Admission
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    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Oct 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

  • 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 05, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018

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    337-394-6232
    498 N. Saizon St.
    Port Barre, LA 70577

    Tour du Teche 135

    Tour du Teche is an annual three-day race down the entire course of Bayou Teche in South Louisiana. The race offers options for the adventurous paddler through a pro-race with cash prizes and a recreational option, the Voyageur Race. Ports of call include Port Barre (start), Leonville, Breaux Bridge, Parks, St. Martinville (1st-day finish), Loreauville, New Iberia, Jeanerette, Charenton, Baldwin, Franklin (2nd-day finish), Centerville, Patterson, Bayou Vista, and Berwick (3rd-day finish). Canoes, kayaks and pirogues (the traditional Cajun canoe) are welcome to enter. The opening ceremony starts Thursday with Friday starting the race. 

    This event is coordinated by Tour du Teche, Inc., a non-profit organization that was organized to promote outdoor recreation along the Bayou Teche Corridor through St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary parishes.

    Find accommodations near Port Barre, LA.

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    1pm-7pm - Boat Check 

    Friday, October 5, 2018

    7am - Opening Ceremony
    8am - Race begins 

    Begins at the Port Barre boat launch | Admission Varies
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    337-394-6232
    498 N. Saizon St.
    Port Barre, LA 70577

  • Oct 05, 2018

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Live Quarter Horse Racing

    It's quarter horse racing season at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino. If you're looking for something exciting to do in Opelousas, Louisiana, you've got to see a live race! The American Quarter Horse is a small breed known for its agility and ability to sprint short distances. You can bet on your favorite horse or just sit back and enjoy this fast-paced competition every Wednesday through Saturday during the season. 

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino is the first entertainment complex in American designed to combine horse racing and casino gaming. The state-of-the-art facility has over 1,300 slot machines, 117 hotel rooms, and dining options offering Cajun and Creole cuisine. The casino is located off of Interstate 49 in Opelousas, only 20 minutes north of Lafayette, LA. 

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino | Post time is at 5:40pm | Free Admission
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    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570