St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | 337.948.8004 | www.cajuntravel.com

Here in the heart of Cajun Country, we host a wide range of events and activities for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy your stay in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This printable listing of events was generated on www.cajuntravel.com!

Attractions

  • Grand Coteau

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    337-662-5275
    1821 Academy Rd.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    Academy of the Sacred Heart

    The formal gardens and oaks provide a gracious setting for the Academy. Founded in 1821, it is the oldest school in Acadiana and the second-oldest school in the U.S. west of the Mississippi. The main building houses the Shrine of St. John Berchmans where Mary Wilson was miraculously cured by then Blessed John Berchmans. The new boy's school is named in his honor. Founded under the direction of Saint Philippine Duchesne, the Academy has remained in continuous operation through fire, epidemic and war.

    Monday-Friday 9am-2pm by appointment only

    337-662-5275
    1821 Academy Rd.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

  • Opelousas

    113 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Acadian to Cajun Mural

    Created by Jerome Ford of Opelousas, this mural depicts the journey of the Acadians, from their exile from Nova Scotia in the mid-1700s to their settlement here in south Louisiana.

    113 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Arnaudville

    107 Rue de Jausiers
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Arnaudville Town Mural

    Created by artist and Arnaudville native, Vincent Darby, this mural takes you back to a time before there were paved roads.

    Located at Arnaudville Town Hall 

    107 Rue de Jausiers
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

  • Arnaudville
    Bayou Teche - National Water Trail

    As of 2015, Bayou Teche has been added to the National Water Trails System, a first for Louisiana. Visitors will be able to paddle through 15 communities and four parishes (St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia, and St. Mary) along 135 miles of water. 

    The National Water Trails System is a network of “exemplary water trails that are cooperatively supported and sustained.” The system was established “to protect and restore rivers, shorelines, and waterways and to increase access to outdoor recreation on shorelines and waterways.”

    Bayou Teche has a total of thirteen established access points for paddle trips as short as seven miles and as long as 135.  It is nestled in the Bayou Teche Corridor and is part of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. Bayou Teche Paddle Trail was conceived by the TECHE Project, a non-profit organization. “We worked with community leaders to submit the bayou for this recognition because it is a great economic driver for tourism, it's another way to celebrate the culture and the nature of South Louisiana,” says Kristen Kordecki, Project Manager. The TECHE Project will also be the managers of the trail working with local communities, municipalities, parish and state governments.

    “The Teche has historic and cultural value to us, and we are happy to share it with the nation,” says Conni Castille, Executive Director of the TECHE Project. “The trail exemplifies the natural beauty of South Louisiana bayous and its people.”

    To highlight this national designation, a flotilla is being organized. More information about the significance of this dedication and the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail can be found at www.techeproject.org or by calling 337-277-5292, Conni Castille, Executive Director of the TECHE Project, or Project Manager, Kristen Kordecki at kkordecki@gmail.com.

    337-277-5292

  • Arnaudville

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    337-754-5122
    1002 Noth Ln.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Bayou Teche Brewing

    Started in a converted old rail car near the banks of the Bayou Teche, Bayou Teche Brewing (BTB) is crafting innovative ales true to the brewers’ original intent—beers that complement the unique foods and lifestyles of South Louisiana. All beers are named in Cajun French in an effort to help preserve and promote our native language. Visit the brewery's tap room, also known as the triangle hangout, for craft beer samples often paired with local boudin and cracklin, and live entertainment on Saturdays. BTB beer and merchandise are available for sale. There are currently 10 full-time beers on tap, some of which are distributed in 12 states and Canada. 

    The Brewery is also featured on the Louisiana Brewery Trail that was launched in September 2013. USA Today highlighted the announcement of the state's craft breweries.

    franco responsable Visitors aged 21 or over are welcome to visit the brewery for a tour, offered in English and French. 

    2015 Innovator of the Year winner 

    Tap Room Sunday-Thursday 10am-6pm | Friday-Saturday 10am-7pm

    337-754-5122
    1002 Noth Ln.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

  • Palmetto

    337-623-4711
    165 W. Railroad Ave.
    Palmetto, LA 71358

    Budden's Store

    Established in 1934, this general store retains the character of the early days of Palmetto when it was the trade center for the surrounding agricultural area.

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    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.

    Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm | Thursday 8am-12pm

    337-623-4711
    165 W. Railroad Ave.
    Palmetto, LA 71358

  • Eunice

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    337-457-6534
    240 S. C C Duson St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Cajun Music Hall of Fame & Museum

    Sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association, this venue helps to preserve and showcase the history of this region's unique form of music. Learn about the "Greats of Cajun Music" and, maybe, meet one in person.  

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    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.

    Summer: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm | Winter: Tuesday-Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm
    Free Admission
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    337-457-6534
    240 S. C C Duson St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Eunice

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    337-457-4497/337-328-2252
    635 E. Magnolia Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Cajun Prairie Habitat

    Visit this beautiful 10-acre living exhibit of Louisiana native plants, flowers, and grasses. The goal of the Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society (501c3) is to ensure the survival of prairie flora. The Cajun Prairie Habitat is touted as one of the U.S. leading restoration sites with more than 100 flora species. Enjoy the paved walking path, covered pavilion and benches on your visit.

    The Society was named the 2013 Conservation Organization of the Year in the Annual Governor's Conservation Achievement Recognition Program conducted by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation.  The 50-year program recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations that have significant contributions to the conservation and wise use of LA's natural resources.

    franco responsable  
    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.

    337-457-4497/337-328-2252
    635 E. Magnolia Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Melville

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    337-623-4211
    421 Landrum St.
    Melville, LA 71353

    Cannatella's Grocery & Hardware

    Cannatella’s—Home of the Finest Italian Sausage and One Good Muffuletta! This fourth generation grocery/hardware store has been serving the people of Melville since 1923. 

    While visiting, be sure to browse The Old Store, which is adjacent, to see photos and items from the past including the original pressed tin ceiling. Shop for antiques and things!

    Monday-Friday 7am-6pm | Saturday 7am-7pm

    337-623-4211
    421 Landrum St.
    Melville, LA 71353

  • Grand Coteau

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    337-662-5279
    174 Church St.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    Church of St. Charles Borromeo

    This magnificent and predominately wooden structure designed by New Orleans architect James Freret is architecturally the finest gem in the Grand Coteau crown. Following the approval of the plans by Pope Pius IX, the first cornerstone was blessed and placed on March 19, 1879. The rear belfry was a significant addition to the church in 1886. Its second empire style with a mansard roof is rare and possibly unique among churches in the United States: It houses a 3,104-pound bell rung today. St. Charles Church has a superb collection of religious art. Stained glass windows, paintings, statues and ornate altars abound.

    franco responsable  
    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.

    Visit by appointment only. Group tours are welcome.
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    337-662-5279
    174 Church St.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

  • Opelousas

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    337-945-5064
    1113 W. Vine St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Creole Heritage Folklife Center

    This attraction offers the public the opportunity to relive traditions of the African-American community with Creole folklorist, Rebecca Henry. Henry is a native to St. Landry Parish and offers educational programs and events that focus on Creole heritage. Guided tours offered weekly and by appointment for a fee. Creole Heritage Folklife Center was included on the Louisiana African-American Heritage Trail.

    franco responsable
    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.

    Tuesday-Friday 12pm-4pm | Saturday 1pm-4pm | Sunday by appointment

    337-945-5064
    1113 W. Vine St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Opelousas

    109 N Union St
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Early Fire Fighting Tribute Mural

    The fire mural pays tribute to early firefighting and dedicated to all firefighters - past, present and future. The mural, Early Fire Fighting: A Tribute to Lelle, was painted by a group of local student artists at Opelousas Catholic under the direction of Cindy Pitre. The mural depicts the fire truck named after Marie Celeste "Lelle" Dupre' Robertson. Along with her husband, she was an active member of the Hope, Hook and Ladder Fire Company Number 1 established in 1871. Miss Lelle has been credited with many of the company's early successes, but most remember her for her role in helping fight the courthouse fire that occurred during the early years of the 20th century.

    Hope, Hook and Ladder Station

    109 N Union St
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Eunice

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    337-580-3110
    213 S. 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Eunice Community Art House

    The Eunice Community Art House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving cultural arts and providing a space for creativity. "It is the mission of Eunice Community Art House to provide a gallery for local artists to sell their work, to provide art education to our community at a reasonable price, and to provide a workspace for local artists to create art and teach others how to create art." There you'll find original works of art by both novice and professional artist and a workshop. Browse, shop, or explore, but most importantly get inspired. Also, see Niche Artist Gallery & Studio.

    Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm | Saturday 10am-2pm

    337-580-3110
    213 S. 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Eunice

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    337-457-6540
    220 S. C. C. Duson St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Eunice Depot Museum

    The museum is housed in the old train depot from which C.C. Duson sold the first land sites in 1894 for the town named after his wife, Eunice. Restored in 1984, the building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contains exhibits and collections depicting the lifestyles of the early settlers of this Cajun prairie town. 

    franco responsable
    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.

    Free Admission | Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm
    Daylight Savings Hours: Tues-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm | Sat 9:30am-4:30pm
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    337-457-6540
    220 S. C. C. Duson St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Opelousas

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    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln. Extension
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino

    This Racino is the first new facility of its kind to be built from the ground up. More than 1,400 slot machines, live horse racing, music, nightlife and great food, makes Evangeline downs the perfect place play. Enjoy live thoroughbred horse racing April through September and live quarter horse racing October through December (Wednesday through Saturday). 

    Taste down-home Louisiana cooking in The Cajun Buffet, or breakfast items and plate lunches at Café 24/7. The casino’s newest addition, The Spotted Horse Tavern & Dining Parlor is the perfect place for specialty cocktails, craft beer, and Cajun fusion cuisine. For musical entertainment check the Event Center calendar concerts happening year round.

    Celebrated 50 years of racing in 2015!

    Open 24 hours a day
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    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln. Extension
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Opelousas

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    337-948-5227
    109 W. Vine
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Fiddle Mania II

    Fiddle Mania features over-sized fiddles fabricated from metal, painted and designed by local artists. It was unveiled in November 2012 in conjunction with the state office of tourism’s Main to Main initiative. 

    The overall theme of the fiddle designs encompasses Louisiana’s rich heritage depicting wildlife and waterways, diverse people, food, music and places. The Fiddle Mania exhibit is dedicated in memory of local musician/fiddler and cultural ambassador Hadley J. Castille.

    Artists involved in the project include June Lowrey, Jerome Ford, Kat Guidroz, Kimberly Nelams Becnal, Alicia Johnson, Gary Steckler, Shawn Hunt, Natalie Clay Hutchinson, Darlene Moore, Tony Cutrera, Ne’keeta Guillory, Kate Ferry, Deante Benjamin, Theon Guillory, Katy Leger Roy, Westminster Christian Academy Art II Senior Emily Waguespack and Bailey Benoit, Hunter Tardiff and Brianna Jordan of Port Barre Middle School, Davonte’ Lafontaine of Port Barre High and Noah Guidroz of Park Vista Elementary.

    The address provided is for the Opelousas-St. Landry Chamber of Commerce for parking. The fiddles are across the street, behind the St. Landry Bank. 

    337-948-5227
    109 W. Vine
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Opelousas

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    337-942-8011
    1152 Prudhomme Circle
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Historic Michel Prudhomme Home

    The home is believed to be the oldest structure in St. Landry Parish. The home is a French Colonial House built in the late 1700s and currently listed in the National Register of Historic Places. During the Civil War, the house was used to house Union officers. The home is currently owned by the Preservationists of St. Landry, Inc.

    The home is available for meetings, receptions and tours by appointment.

    337-942-8011
    1152 Prudhomme Circle
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Opelousas

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    337-942-2732
    747 N. Union St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Holy Ghost Catholic Church

    Founded in 1920, this church boasts the largest Catholic congregation of African Americans in the US. The gospel choir sings on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month during the 11am Mass. The youth choir performs on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.

    337-942-2732
    747 N. Union St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Opelousas

    337-942-3564
    312 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

    J. B. Sandoz, Inc.

    A true find for any shopping and history enthusiast, this hardware store has been open since 1878 and is Opelousas's second oldest business. Still operated by the Sandoz family, find hardware items, housewares, and gifts.

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    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.
     

    Monday-Friday 7am-5pm; Saturday 7am-2pm

    337-942-3564
    312 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

  • Eunice

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    337-457-8499
    250 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve - Prairie Acadian Cultural Center

    A unit of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, the center tells the story of the Acadians who settled the prairie region of southwest Louisiana. View extensive exhibits and artifacts interpreting the history, language, music, and architecture of the Cajuns. Music, crafts, and Cajun cooking demonstrations take place every Saturday. Visit the Country Mardi Gras Exhibit to see costumes and photos, listen to audio recordings and follow the history of the rural Mardi Gras celebrations. A wide assortment of publications and recorded music, as well as children's books and crafts are available for purchase. 

    Free admission | Wednesday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm | Saturday 9:30am-6pm 
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    337-457-8499
    250 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535