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15th Annual Cinema on the Bayou

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - January 27 @ 10:00 pm

14th Annual Gumbo Cook-Off

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Gathering: Art By Rebecca Henry

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Taster’s Choice

February 19 @ 6:00 pm

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January 2020

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - January 27 @ 10:00 pm 15th Annual Cinema on the Bayou

St. Landry Cinema, 1234 Heather Drive
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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$20
Cinema on the Bayou, Opelousas, Louisiana

The Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival is unique among film festivals in the U.S. in that it regularly screens a large number of French-language independent films and presents filmmakers from throughout the Francophone world, making Cinema on the Bayou the center of Francophone independent film in the U.S. Click the button below to learn more.

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January 25 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 14th Annual Gumbo Cook-Off

Downtown Opelousas, 521 East Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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Gumbo Cook-Off in Opelousas, Louisiana

In Louisiana, we argue about who's got the best gumbo more than we do politics or religion. Here's your chance to decide who's is best at the Annual Gumbo Cook-Off, a festival and fundraiser hosted by the Gumbo Foundation. Click the button below to learn more.

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February 2020

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm The Gathering: Art By Rebecca Henry

Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center, 315 North Main Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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Free
Opelousas Interpretive Museum, Opelousas, Louisiana

Experience the art of St. Landry Parish native, Rebecca Henry, an accomplished Creole woman whose inspiration draws from her childhood in the home of sharecroppers. Click the button below to learn more.

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February 19 @ 6:00 pm Taster’s Choice

LSUE, 2048 Johnson Highway
Eunice, LA 70535 United States
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$25

This culinary event takes place just before Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. It's a culinary competition and celebration in which participants get to enjoy good food and good wine before Lent begins. During the event sample dishes, enjoy drinks at the cash bar, and hear live zydeco music. Click the button below to learn more.

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February 21 - February 25 Eunice Mardi Gras Celebration

Free

This unique five-day celebration is not your typical idea of Mardi Gras with beads and doubloons. In Eunice, Louisiana, festival goers chase chickens, dance in the street, romp around in silly costumes. Click the button below to learn more.

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February 22 @ 8:30 pm - February 23 @ 8:00 pm Lil’ Nate’s Zydeco Mardi Gras Parade & Chicken Run

Yambilee Building, 1939 West Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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Free

Every year, Lil' Nate and his zydeco "krewe" host a huge party during Mardi Gras weekend in Opelousas, Louisiana. Get your dose of zydeco music and experience a traditional chicken run. Click the button below to learn more.

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February 24 @ 8:00 am Lundi Gras Boucherie

Lakeview Park & Beach, 1717 Veterans Memorial Highway
Eunice, LA 70535 United States
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This culinary event features chefs from across the southern part of Louisiana. The Lundi Gras Boucherie takes place the Monday before Mardi Gras day at Lakeview Park & Beach in Eunice, and guests get to sample an array of Cajun dishes including boudin, cracklins, stew, stuffed ponce, and more. Live music is available all day and night in the dancehall! Click the button below to learn more.

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February 24 @ 3:00 pm - February 25 @ 4:30 pm Opelousas Mardi Gras

Frank’s Poboy’s, 603 East Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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Free
Opelousas Imperial Mardi Gras, Opelousas, LA

Get your fill of zydeco this Mardi Gras season in Opelousas with performances by Southwinz, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, and Leon Chavis & the Zydeco Flames.

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March 2020

March 7 @ 8:30 am Here’s the Beef Cook-Off

Yambilee Ag Arena, 1939 West Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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$10
Here's the Beef, Opelousas, Louisiana

The first Saturday in March, pit masters and area chefs prepare their best beef dishes. You won't want to miss this cook-off with trail rides and live music. Click the button below to learn more.

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March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BREVE Lenten Concert

Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 2125 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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Free
Baton Rouge Early Vocal Ensemble

Guest vocal artists, the Baton Rouge Early Vocal Ensemble, will present an hour program of stunning vocal music accompanied by a chamber orchestra.

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March 28 @ 6:00 am - 6:00 pm Bayou Bird Fest

Washington Boat Launch, Front Street
Washington, LA 70589 United States
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Bayou Bird Fest, Washington, Louisiana

Celebrate Washington's rare bird heritage with a sightseeing event along the banks of Bayou Courtableau. If you're into bird watching, want to get into it, or are simply a history buff, this is the experience you've been looking for. Click the button below to learn more.

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March 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm World Championship Crawfish Étouffée Cook-Off

Northwest Community Center Pavilion, 501 Samuel Drive
Eunice, LA 70535 United States
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Free
World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-Off in Eunice, Louisiana

Taste the best crawfish étouffée in the world and vote for your favorite at this family-friendly event! There are things for the whole family to do including a petting zoo and fun jumps for the kids with live music and dancing for the adults. Click the button below to learn more.

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April 2020

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Congé

Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1821 Academy Road
Grand Coteau, LA 70541 United States
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Congé, Academy of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau, LA

At this family-friendly event, you can expect carnival games, train rides, and a petting zoo for the kids with music and auction items for the adults.

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April 10 @ 9:00 am - April 12 @ 5:00 pm Semi-Annual Antique Fair & Yard Sale

Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall, 123 South Church Street
Washington, LA 70589 United States
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Old Schoolhouse Semi-Annual Antique Fair in Washington, Louisiana

Spend the weekend in historic Washington at Louisiana's most highly anticipated antique fair, The Old Schoolhouse Semi-Annual Antique Fair & Yard Sales. This sale features over 200 vendors on six acres of land, just outside of the Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall. The Antique Mall features 40,000 sq.ft of antiques in an air-conditioned two-story schoolhouse built in 1934. Click the button below to learn more.

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April 15 - April 19 Cycle Zydeco

Various Locations LA United States
$120 – $470
Cycle Zydeco Louisiana

Cycle Zydeco is a four-day bike ride through Cajun Country, often referred to as a “rolling party” and has been described as the "Best Touring Ride in the US." 2020 is the 19th year and will pass through several towns in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana including Arnaudville, Grand Coteau, Sunset, and Opelousas. Riders will get the opportunity to see the diversity and beauty of Louisiana's landscapes by bike, sample the best Cajun and Creole dishes, and hear live zydeco music. Click the button below to learn more.

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