August 15 is a special day for Acadians and Catholics in this area of Louisiana. Hundreds will travel by boat to celebrate this occasion in honoring the Blessed Sacrament and Acadian heritage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On November 4, 2017--The Acadiana Writing Project partners with Festival of Words every year to sponsor the Festival of Words Youth Writing Contest. Hundreds of students in grades three through twelve from across Acadiana submitted poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction pieces.
The St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission (SLPTC) has installed a new art piece, the “Key of ‘C’ Accordion” kiosk. The kiosk is a unique concept that combines art, construction, design, and modern technology. It is an exciting addition to the center’s collection, which includes the Amédé Ardoin Commemorative. The accordion allows the user to explore CajunTravel.com and listen to a range of regional music genres including Cajun, Creole, and zydeco.
Sunset, LA — The sun is always rising in Sunset, Louisiana, a community known for its local artisans and numerous antique shops. On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 10am, the Town of Sunset will unveil its first public art piece, the Zydeco Rubboard. This 4×6 ft. sculpture, created by local welder Pat Miller, will be revealed on the north-west corner of Duffy Avenue and Napoleon Avenue, just off of Interstate 49. […]