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7 Jun 2019

A Spiritual Experience in St. Landry Parish

2019-09-12T15:11:33-05:00

Learn more about the must-see spiritual stops in St. Landry Parish. Our food, music, and religious destinations are some of the best in Louisiana. Come explore and experience them yourself.

A Spiritual Experience in St. Landry Parish2019-09-12T15:11:33-05:00
24 Apr 2019

Birds of St. Landry – And Where to Find Them

2019-09-12T15:11:34-05:00

If you have a love of birds, St. Landry Parish is the place to go. With three Wildlife Management Areas, you'll find a ton of opportunity to see birds ranging from bald eagles to hummingbirds.

Birds of St. Landry – And Where to Find Them2019-09-12T15:11:34-05:00
10 Apr 2019

Lt. Gov. Nungesser – Civil Rights Trail

2019-09-12T15:11:34-05:00

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 Trail2019-09-12T15:11:34-05:00
28 Feb 2019

Plate Lunches Deliver Convenient Soul Food Immersion

2019-09-12T15:11:34-05:00

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 of a uniquely southern [...]

Plate Lunches Deliver Convenient Soul Food Immersion2019-09-12T15:11:34-05:00
23 Jan 2019

Zydeco Capital Jam debuts in St. Landry Parish

2019-09-12T15:11:38-05:00

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 Parish2019-09-12T15:11:38-05:00
2 Jan 2019

Camping Trips Inspire Artist Margo Baker

2019-09-12T15:11:38-05:00

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 Baker2019-09-12T15:11:38-05:00