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

  • Eunice

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

    Cajun French Music Hall of Fame & Museum

    Want to learn more about the roots of Cajun music and the early musicians who shaped the genre? Stop by the Cajun French Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Cajun music fans will be excited to see the names of men such Iry Lejeune, Denis Mcgee, or Joe Falcon. Learn more about the first female to ever record Cajun music, singer and guitarist, Cleoma Falcon, and the women who rock the genre today.

    The Cajun French Music Hall of Fame is located in Eunice, Louisiana just a short walking distance from the famous Liberty Theatre and the Jean Lafitte National Park Prairie Acadian Culture Center. The museum is supported by the Cajun French Music Association, with the mission to preserve and showcase the history of this region's unique form of music. For more information visit CajunFrenchMusic.org.

    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

    The Cajun Prairie Habitat is a beautiful 10-acre living exhibit of Louisiana native plants, flowers, and grasses in Eunice, Louisiana. This restored prairie is a project of the Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society (501c3) whose goal is to ensure the survival of prairie flora. Southwest Louisiana's Cajun Prairie once occupied 2.5 million acres and is now reduced to less than 150 acres of land. In 1988 Society volunteers used local seeds to cultivate the new prairie site, and today it is touted as one of the U.S. leading restoration sites with more than 100 flora species.

    Visitors can make an appointment to take a guided tour of the habitat or explore on their own, enjoying the paved walking path, covered pavilion, and benches. Every year the Cajun Prairie Habitat Society offers a guided tour in the spring and again in the fall during their meetings. The public is welcome to join and meet experts in the field including Dr. Charles Allen an esteemed author and botanist. These tours also include a special guest speaker featuring different topics of interest to gardeners. 

    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.  

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    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.

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

  • Eunice

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

    Eunice Depot Museum

    The Eunice Depot 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. The museum is a time capsule of items such as clothing, tools, toys and some antique items that you may not even recognize. The Courir de Mardi Gras exhibit gives a brief history of the unique rituals that take place and colorful clothing that is worn by revelers during the carnival season.

    The museum is located in Downtown Eunice, Louisiana right next to the Cajun French Music Hall of Fame & Museum and walking distance from shops and the Jean Lafitte National Park Prairie Acadian Cultural Center.    

    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

  • Eunice

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

    Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve - Prairie Acadian Cultural Center

    The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center is a unit of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and is located in Eunice, Louisiana. The only one of its kind, the center tells the story of the Acadians who settled the prairie region of Southwest Louisiana and has a full demonstration kitchen used to teach old Cajun recipes. View extensive exhibits and artifacts interpreting the history, language, music, and architecture of the Cajuns. Interpretive panels in French and English explain the history of the deportation of the Acadians and the migration of other cultures to Louisiana. Visit the Country Mardi Gras Exhibit to see costumes and photos, listen to audio recordings and follow the history of the Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run. The center also has a wide selection of books for children and adults, Cajun and zydeco music cd's, toys, crafts, and other gifts. The center is also a stop for kids participating in the Junior Ranger Program.

    Every Saturday music, crafts, and Cajun cooking demos take place at the center. Visitors can learn how to Cajun waltz during the jam session or learn more about hand quilting in the crafting exhibit. It's become a Saturday tradition to head straight to the Liberty Theatre after the center closes for the Rendez-vous des Cajuns, a popular live radio show featuring Cajun and Zydeco Music. You can keep up with the center's special Saturday programs at NPS.gov.

    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

  • Eunice

    337-546-0007
    109 S. 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    KBON 101.1 FM - Radio Station

    Be sure to include in your music tour the downtown radio station KBON 101.1 FM, a variety music station that highlights Cajun, zydeco and swamp pop artists. Check out the wall with signatures of legends. Many of these legends are honored at Le Cajun Music Awards, held annually in August.

    Monday-Friday 9am-4pm 

    337-546-0007
    109 S. 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Eunice

    W. Laurel Ave. & N. 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Robert Dafford Prairie Mural

    Painted by an internationally known muralist and Louisiana native, Robert Dafford, this is a lovely mural of a south Louisiana prairie. He captures an explorer and his horse gazing out on the land that became Eunice, the Prairie Cajun Capital, charted in 1894. Dafford is constantly sought out for his dramatic, large-scale illusions. He has painted more than 300 murals across the United States, Canada, France, Belgium, and England.

    W. Laurel Ave. & N. 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Eunice

    337-457-9563
    4413 U.S. 190
    Eunice, Louisiana 70535

    Savoy Music Center

    Music fans should certainly add this destination to their itinerary, and visit the studio of the famed accordion craftsman, Marc Savoy, at the Savoy Music Center. Known for his skill, quit wit, and unique philosophy, its no wonder visitors and journalists come from far and wide to this little music shop in Eunice, Louisiana. 

    Inside the shop, you'll find a large collection of Cajun and zydeco music cd's, books, and gifts. The shop also features a series of postcards, designed by Marc's daughter, Gabrielle Savoy, titled Cajun Music Legends. Her brightly colored portraits capture the joyful spirit the of these artists and their musical genres. 

    While you're there you may also get the chance meet Marc's wife Ann, the author of Cajun Music A Reflection of a People and the singer/musician for numerous bands including the Savoy Family Band and the Magnolia Sisters. On a Saturday morning, it isn't uncommon to see more talented musicians playing together for the traditional Savoy Jam Session which Marc and Ann have been hosting since 1966. To learn more about Marc Savoy's accordions and his musically talented family visit, SavoyMusicCenter.com.

    Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm | Saturday 9am-12pm

    337-457-9563
    4413 U.S. 190
    Eunice, Louisiana 70535


  • Eunice

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    337-457-7389
    200 W. Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    The Liberty Theatre

    For almost 25 years, the world has flocked to the “Rendez-vous des Cajuns,” a live radio and TV show held Saturday nights at the Liberty Theater. The restored Vaudeville Theatre, built in 1924,comes alive as Cajun country’s answer to the Grand Ole Opry,Prairie Home Companion and the Louisiana Hayride. Cajun and zydeco bands perform live on stage while dancers waltz and two-step where the orchestra pit used to be. This family-friendly show is emceed in Cajun French and English.

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    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.


    Group tours available by appointment

    337-457-7389
    200 W. Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535