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ECCBC Christmas Concert

December 13 - December 14

LQHBA Louisiana Million Final

December 15 @ 5:45 pm

Annual Gumbo Cook-Off

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am

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December 2018

December 13 - December 14 ECCBC Christmas Concert

Liberty Theatre, 200 Park Avenue
Eunice, LA 70535 United States
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Eunice Community Concert Band and Choir in Eunice, Louisiana

You'll be sure to get in the holiday spirit when the Eunice Community Concert Band & Choir presents their Christmas concert. Click the button below to learn more.

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December 15 LQHBA Breeders Derby Final

Evangeline Downs, 2235 Creswell Lane
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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Racing at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana

Are you feeling lucky? If so, head to Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino for the LQHBa Breeders Derby Final. The fastest accredited Louisiana-bred foals will compete! Click the button below to learn more.

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December 15 @ 5:45 pm LQHBA Louisiana Million Final

Evangeline Downs, 2235 Creswell Lane
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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Racing at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana

The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association will host a seven-figure race, the Louisiana Million Final, at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino. This event features ten finalists from the trials in November. Click the button below to learn more.

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January 2019

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am Annual Gumbo Cook-Off

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

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 2019

February 23, 2019 @ 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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$15.00

Calling all carnivores, foodies, and chefs! You get to be the food critic at the Annual Here's the Beef Cook-Off in Opelousas, Louisiana. The first Sunday in March, pit masters and area chefs prepare their best beef dishes. Click the button below to learn more.

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February 27, 2019 @ 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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March 2019

March 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - March 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm Eunice Mardi Gras Celebration

Free
Mardi Gras in Eunice, Louisiana

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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March 2, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - March 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm Opelousas Parade & Chicken Run

Yambilee Building, 1939 West Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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Lil' Nate & The Zydeco Big Timers

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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March 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am Lundi Gras Boucherie

Lakeview Park & Beach, 1717 Veterans Memorial Highway
Eunice, LA 70535 United States
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Lundi Gras Boucherie at Lakeview Park & Beach in Eunice, Louisiana

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, cracklin, 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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March 16, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Exit 11 Yard Sale

Free
Antiques in Sunset, Louisiana

If you like yardsale hopping on the weekends, you'll love this huge day-long yard sale in the towns of Grand Coteau and Sunset. Click the button below to learn more.

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March 31, 2019 @ 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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World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-Off in Eunice, Louisiana

This event features professional and amateur cooks vying for the title of "World Champion." This has got to be one of the best ways to taste crawfish in Louisiana! Teams compete to see who can cook the best crawfish étouffée in three categories: Amateur, Professional and Club/Organization. Once the judges have their samples from the booths, the public can buy the crawfish étouffée directly from the participants. Vote for the People's Choice Award! Also, enjoy live Cajun and zydeco music (starting at 10am), plenty of dancing and, of course, [...]

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April 2019

April 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Friday Concert Series
Music & Market Series

Farmers Market Pavilion, 828 East Landry Street
Opelousas, Louisiana 70570
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Music & Market in Opelousas, Louisiana

Come and enjoy the best in local music and fresh home-grown produce at Music & Market in historic Opelousas. Hear live Cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, and country music bands at the Farmers Market Pavilion and dancefloor. In addition to the musical entertainment, Music & Market will spotlight a vegetable and/or agriculture commodity and samples will be available. Concert-goers are welcome to bring a lawn chair to kick back and enjoy the music. This series occurs every Friday on selected dates in the spring (April-May) and fall (September-October) each year in a [...]

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April 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Friday Concert Series
Music & Market Series

Farmers Market Pavilion, 828 East Landry Street
Opelousas, Louisiana 70570
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Free
Music & Market in Opelousas, Louisiana

Come and enjoy the best in local music and fresh home-grown produce at Music & Market in historic Opelousas. Hear live Cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, and country music bands at the Farmers Market Pavilion and dancefloor. In addition to the musical entertainment, Music & Market will spotlight a vegetable and/or agriculture commodity and samples will be available. Concert-goers are welcome to bring a lawn chair to kick back and enjoy the music. This series occurs every Friday on selected dates in the spring (April-May) and fall (September-October) each year in a [...]

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May 2019

May 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Friday Concert Series
Music & Market Series

Farmers Market Pavilion, 828 East Landry Street
Opelousas, Louisiana 70570
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Free
Music & Market in Opelousas, Louisiana

Come and enjoy the best in local music and fresh home-grown produce at Music & Market in historic Opelousas. Hear live Cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, and country music bands at the Farmers Market Pavilion and dancefloor. In addition to the musical entertainment, Music & Market will spotlight a vegetable and/or agriculture commodity and samples will be available. Concert-goers are welcome to bring a lawn chair to kick back and enjoy the music. This series occurs every Friday on selected dates in the spring (April-May) and fall (September-October) each year in a [...]

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May 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Friday Concert Series
Music & Market Series

Farmers Market Pavilion, 828 East Landry Street
Opelousas, Louisiana 70570
Google Map
Free
Music & Market in Opelousas, Louisiana

Come and enjoy the best in local music and fresh home-grown produce at Music & Market in historic Opelousas. Hear live Cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, and country music bands at the Farmers Market Pavilion and dancefloor. In addition to the musical entertainment, Music & Market will spotlight a vegetable and/or agriculture commodity and samples will be available. Concert-goers are welcome to bring a lawn chair to kick back and enjoy the music. This series occurs every Friday on selected dates in the spring (April-May) and fall (September-October) each year in a [...]

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