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10 Apr 2019

Lt. Gov. Nungesser – Civil Rights Trail


Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser has announced a series of statewide meetings over the next several months to help identify locations for the new Louisiana Civil Rights Trail. This trail will help tell the overarching story Louisiana played in the Civil Rights Movement.

Lt. Gov. Nungesser – Civil Rights Trail2019-04-10T16:32:56+00:00
29 Mar 2019

St. Landry Native Plants – Flowers, Grasses, Trees


Experience the biodiversity of St. Landry Parish by touring our Visitor Center or by visiting our wildlife management areas and preservation sites.

St. Landry Native Plants – Flowers, Grasses, Trees2019-03-29T14:42:24+00:00
28 Feb 2019

Plate Lunches Deliver Convenient Soul Food Immersion


By: Mary Hawkins Cajuntravel.com Whether you are rushing through another lunch break to get to your next meeting or enjoying your meal to its fullest potential, savoring every soulful bite, the tradition of plate lunches is one that holds strong here in St. Landry Parish. While other cultural traditions boast similar themes such as the Hawaiian plate lunch, made famous by former president Barak Obama served with rice, macaroni salad, and an entrée (likely derived from the Japanese bento box), there is nothing quite like the meat and threes [...]

Plate Lunches Deliver Convenient Soul Food Immersion2019-02-28T20:17:26+00:00
23 Jan 2019

Zydeco Capital Jam debuts in St. Landry Parish


Zydeco Capital Jam, a monthly jam session for zydeco musicians and fans, kicks off from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Center at I-49 exit 23, just north of Opelousas. Corey Ledet, a Grammy-nominated accordionist who has served as a teacher in UL Lafayette’s Traditional Music Program, will lead the jam.

Zydeco Capital Jam debuts in St. Landry Parish2019-01-23T17:53:17+00:00
2 Jan 2019

Camping Trips Inspire Artist Margo Baker


Dec. 28, 2018 Camping trips inspire artist Margo Baker By Mary Hawkins Cajuntravel.com Every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand in Sunset, where Ted displays his bright and colorful art, a new artist shows off their best pieces. This event, which begins after 5 p.m., serves as an opportunity to unwind and appreciate the beauty and creativity that can be found In St. Landry Parish. To end 2018, artist Margo Baker, wife of Dave Baker of KATC fame, gave the public a glimpse at the [...]

Camping Trips Inspire Artist Margo Baker2019-01-23T20:17:49+00:00
1 Nov 2018

Handcrafted Christmas – A Louisiana Holiday Gift-giving Guide


We’re here to make your holiday holly, jolly, and bright with this list of gift giving ideas and holiday celebrations. Hopefully, this guide to giving handcrafted gifts will alleviate some of the shopping stress and instead inspire and generate some excitement. This list is not only perfect for gift giving, but for tourists looking for a unique souvenir to take home. We promise to provide you with some ideas that will make any trip to St. Landry Parish, Louisiana unique and memorable.

Handcrafted Christmas – A Louisiana Holiday Gift-giving Guide2018-11-01T20:52:06+00:00
1 Nov 2018

Here’s the Dish on Cajun Saucer


Cajun Saucer Pizza is the newest expansion to Bayou Teche Brewing, a family owned and operated micro-brewery in Arnaudville, Louisiana. Over the last year, the brewery co-founder, Karlos Knott has been experimenting like a mad scientist with doughs and ingredients, formulating the perfect recipes for a new outdoor pizza kitchen.

Here’s the Dish on Cajun Saucer2019-01-03T15:58:20+00:00
1 Nov 2018

Sunset, Louisiana Sparks a New Art Walk


There’s been a revival in activities along Corridor des Arts – a trail that travels through rural communities from Cecilia to Sunset, Louisiana. Over the last decade, artists have settled into these communities and shaped the heart of every main street and downtown area through creativity and social events similar to the new art walk in Sunset. Through partnerships, the artists of Sunset host a semi-monthly event that celebrates the local arts community, the Uncorked Art Walk.

Sunset, Louisiana Sparks a New Art Walk2018-11-01T20:02:03+00:00
25 Sep 2018

Between the Seams: A Q&A with Artist, Megan Barra


New SLP logo, designed by Megan Barra If you’re a returning user, you may have noticed our new look. As a Tourist Commission we call ourselves a DMO, a fancy acronym for “destination marketing organization,” but really, we are in the business of storytelling. We wanted a logo that could tell our tale, a place with a long history of cultivators, music makers, and a “gumbo” of ethnicities and cultural identities. So, we hired the right woman for the job, local artist, Megan Barra. Megan is an [...]

Between the Seams: A Q&A with Artist, Megan Barra2018-10-19T20:24:29+00:00
24 Sep 2018

2018 Fall International Grand Heads to Cajun Country


The 2018 Fall Grand is one of two semiannual International Grand Hunts conducted by the Hunting Retriever Club, Inc. International Grand Hunt Committee at selected host HRC Club locations and this year it’s headed to Cajun country. The upcoming October 6-10, 2018 competition, hosted by the Cajun Retriever Club, will take place in and around the rural community of Grand Prairie, Louisiana.

2018 Fall International Grand Heads to Cajun Country2018-10-19T20:29:54+00:00