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!

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  • Jun 23, 2018

    866-472-2466
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Evangeline Mile

    Evangeline Mile is one of the exciting racing events taking place in the 53rd thoroughbred racing season at Evangeline Downs Racetrack in Opelousas, Lousiana. This season features 20-stake races for a total purse of $1,375,000. The $100,000 Evangeline Miles is a race for 3-year-olds and up taking place on the main track on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

    Evangeline Downs is a racetrack and casino in Opelousas, Louisiana. Enjoy casual and fine-dining, Cajun and zydeco performances, quarterhorse and thoroughbred races, 1,300 slot machines, and deluxe rooms and suites at Evangeline Downs Hotel.

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino | 5:40pm

    866-472-2466
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Jun 23, 2018

    337-482-6350
    978 Kennerson Rd.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Creoles of South Louisiana Release Party

    The University of Louisiana at UL Press is hosting a book signing and Q&A with Dr. Elista Istre author of Creoles of South Louisiana Three Centuries Strong. In her new book. Dr. Istre invites readers to enter the Creole world - a place where cooks tempt taste buds with gumbo and crawfish, storytellers mesmerize young and old with tales tied to three continents, and musicians and dancers pulsate to the rhythms of accordions and rubboards. 

    This event will take place at 2pm at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Center in Opelousas, LA. This state-of-the-art facility is an award-winning sustainable information center just off Interstate 49 at Exit 23. The staff offers guided tours of the prairie habitat and center which houses original artwork and the new Amédé Ardoin Commemorative.  

    St. Landry Parish Visitor Center | 2pm | Free Admission 


    337-482-6350
    978 Kennerson Rd.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Jun 23, 2018

    337-879-2050
    2818 Hwy. 31
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Silver Slipper, Cajun Hibachi Grill: Live Music

    The legendary Silver Slipper has reopened to the delight of many locals with a Cajun-Asian fusion menu and juicy hamburgers. Local Bayou Teche Brewing Acadie beer flows on tap and a drive through daiquiri window is available. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday listen to live music belted from local musicians. 

    Silver Slipper Cajun Hibachi Grill | Friday & Saturday 6:30pm-10:30pm | Sunday 10am-2pm | Free Admission

    337-879-2050
    2818 Hwy. 31
    Arnaudville, LA 70512


  • Jun 23, 2018

    337-457-6999
    1415 E. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Rocky's Live Music

    Fresh Louisiana seafood and mouthwatering gourmet burgers aren't all that's on the menu at Rocky's. Every Friday and Saturday night Rocky's Cajun Kitchen is serving up authentic Cajun French music by local favorites. Dine in on a Wednesday and participate in a true Cajun jam session, where anyone is welcome to join in!

    6pm-9pm | Free Admission 

    337-457-6999
    1415 E. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Jun 23, 2018

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

    Live Thoroughbred Horse Racing

    It's thoroughbred racing at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino every Wednesday through Saturday. Come out and enjoy this fast-paced competition in the first entertainment complex in America designed to combine horse racing and casino gaming. Post time is at 5:40pm.

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino | 5:40pm | Free Admission
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    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Jun 23, 2018

    337-948-6263.
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Kids Zydeco Fit & Fitness

    Kids can learn basic zydeco dance steps with seasoned CuRobiks Trainer, Eva Noel every Saturday morning in Opelousas, LA during the month of June. Zydeco dancing is a fun physical activity, plus participants will also learn a variety of line dances to zydeco and country songs. These fitness and dance lessons are free and open to the public and take place at the Opelousas Farmers' Market Pavilion. Participants are encouraged to bring a towel and a bottle of water. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

    This program is hosted by Opelousas Tourism.  

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 9am-10am | Free Admission

     

    337-948-6263.
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Jun 23, 2018

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

    Live at Bayou Teche Brewing

    Every Saturday in Arnaudville, lift your spirits with a glass of ice cold craft beer, Louisiana style food, and live Cajun, Creole and zydeco music all at Bayou Teche Brewing. The micro-brewery is truly a one-stop-shop for those looking for an authentic rural Louisiana experience. This local, family owned and operated brewery specializes in beer that accentuates the bold flavors of Cajun and Creole cuisine. The Knott Family also likes to pass a good time every weekend with entertainment and food from local chefs on Saturday and Bourré (card game) and a jam session on Sunday.

    The tap room is open every day of the week and tours of the eco-friendly brewery are offered in English and en français!

    June 6 - Wayne Burns Blues Band
    June 16 - Major Handy
    June 23 - Plaquemine Brule
    June 30 - Maggie Tauzin | Ethan Airhart avec Deux Pour la Route

    Bayou Teche Brewing | Saturday 3pm-6pm | Sunday 2pm-5pm | Free Admission

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


  • Jun 23, 2018

    337-457-2881
    1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Old Fashioned Fais-do-do Barn Dances

    Lakeview Park & Beach is known to throw an amazing party whether it be Mardi Gras, Black Pot Camp, or one of their Saturday night Old Fashioned Fais Do-Do barn dances. This rustic barn is the perfect setting for foot-stompin' and two-steppin' to live Cajun and zydeco music. Acadian’s best performers are known to frequent the barn stage, including Grammy-nominated bands. So come out and pass a good time with the locals. During summer months also enjoy live music on the beach. 

    Campers receive four free armbands for the beach and two free tickets to the Barn dance. Non-campers can purchase a day pass armband for $10 on weekends, $7 on weekdays, and $5 on Tuesdays that allows you access to the beach, beach playground, fishing lake, and any beach entertainment.

    Spring Band Schedule:

    June 16 - Travis Matte & the Kingpins (Zydeco)
    June 23 - Dustin Sonnier & the Wanted (Country)
    June 30 - One Trick Pony (Classic Rock)

    September 1 - One Trick Pony (Classic Rock)

    2016 Louey Tourism Award Winner for Campground/RV Park of the Year

    Admission varies for campers and noncampers | Barn: 9pm-12am | Beach: 4pm-7pm
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    337-457-2881
    1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Jun 23, 2018

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

    Rendez-vous des Cajuns

    The Liberty Theatre's weekly Rendez-vous des Cajuns is on every Cajun music fan's bucket list and has been attracting curious tourists for decades. It is a live radio show hosted in Eunice, Louisiana, home to some of Louisiana's most popular Cajun music artists and the Cajun French Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

    Every Saturday, in the 
    Prairie Home Companion format, the show hosts a different Cajun, zydeco, or Creole music band. The show's emcee host each program in Louisiana French with just enough English spoken for the audience to follow along. Those ready to brush up on their Cajun waltz or two-step can take a dance partner on the Liberty Theatre stage. Be sure to add this Saturday tradition to your Louisiana itinerary!

    June 16 - TBA
    June 23 - Cajun Stompers
    July 7 - Le’ Fere Cajun Band
    July 14 - Al Roger & Louisiana Pride
    July 28 - Lesa Cormier & Sundown Playboys

    Liberty Theatre | 6pm-7:30pm | $5 Admission
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    337-457-7389
    200 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Jun 23, 2018

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    337-457-6503
    Downtown, 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Eunice Farmers' Market

    The Eunice Farmers Market is open year-round every Wednesday and Saturday. Shoppers can choose from seasonal garden fruits and vegetables (when available), jellies, jams, fruit preserves, pickles, raw honey, and a local favorite, sweet dough pies. Arts and crafts may appear from time to time as vendors are available. 

    Downtown Eunice | Summer: Wednesday 2pm-5pm | Saturday 8am-12pm | Fall: Saturday 8am-12pm | Free Admission

    337-457-6503
    Downtown, 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Jun 23, 2018

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

    Savoy Music Center Jam Session

    The Savoy Music Center Jam Session is a special Saturday morning tradition hosted at the Savoy Music Center, home of the master accordion craftsman, Marc Savoy. Marc Savoy's Cajun Jam Session has created such a buzz over the years that the three-hour event has gotten the attention of major media outlets such as Good Morning America, National Geographic, and Smithsonian Magazine. The jam has also attracted visitors from all over the world who are fascinated by Cajun music, and eager to meet the musicians. The jam's notoriety partly has to do with Marc Savoy's jam session etiquette. The jam is not a place for the younger artists to "show-off" but instead to be led by the older generation of Cajun music fiddlers and accordionists. It's not a talent show, but instead a cultural exchange of stories, tunes, tips, and few laughs. 

    Don't know how to play? That's just fine. Chairs are set up for the audience to sit and listen or get up and dance! 

    Savoy Music Center | 9am-12pm | Free Admission
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    337-457-9563
    4413 U.S. Hwy. 190
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Jun 23, 2018

    337-662-3276
    832 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Sunrise Saturdays in Sunset Farmers' Market

    Every Saturday, local artisans offer jam, jellies, pies, and treats while local farmers sell fresh produce and grass-fed beef. While you're visiting Sunset, check out local art galleries, antique malls, and shops. Local artists work with everything from gourds to fused glass, and several antique shops specialize in mid-century items and kitchenware. 

    The grounds at Water Oak Farms | 8am-12pm

    337-662-3276
    832 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584


  • Jun 23, 2018

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

    Prairie Acadian Cultural Center - The Cajun Way

    The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice, LA is one of six interpretive sites available through the Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve. The interpretive center in Eunice focuses on sharing the history and cultural traditions of the Prairie Acadians, French-speaking farmers who settled in and around the Eunice area. The center's Saturday program showcases the uniqueness of the area through a Cajun French lesson, quilting demonstration, live music, and a special Cajun cooking class in the demo kitchen. 

    Activities Schedule
    10am-12pm – Explore & Restore Crafts for Kids
    2pm-2:20pm – Quilting Lesson 
    2:45pm – Music & Dance Lesson 
    4pm – Allons Manger! (Let's go eat)

    It doesn't end there! Work off that rich cuisine with more dancing at the Liberty Theater's Rendez-vous des Cajuns.

    Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve Prairie Acadiana Cultural Center | 10am-6pm | Free Admission 
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    337-457-8499
    250 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Jun 23, 2018

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    337-453-1023
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Farmers' Market

    Shop for local, home-grown produce at the Opelousas Farmers' Market. Opelousas, Louisiana is a major agricultural community. In the mid 20th Century the town was even known as the Yam Capital of the World. Today you can still try an Opelousas sweet potato and even take home some collards and mustard greens, kale, carrots, honey, and squashes when in season. The Opelousas Farmer's Market is open throughout the year every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. In the spring and fall, local farmers gather in the evening for a special concert, Music & Market, featuring Cajun and zydeco music bands. 

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 6:30am-10:30am | Free Admission

    337-453-1023
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Jun 24, 2018

    337-754-7724
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    La Table Jeunesse

    Students of French wishing to socialize with other area French language students, and just have fun are invited to attend La Table Jeunesse. 

    Whether immersion or second-language, it makes no difference. Here all are practitioners of French, and all French is good French. As meetings progress, participants - you - will have input on games to be played, activities to devise, those things you wish to do - and of course - en français

    Ages 7-17 invited. La Table Jeunesse will be conducted in age appropriate groupings. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

    NUNU Arts & Culture Collective | Last Sunday of every month | 3pm-5pm | Free Admission | For ages 7-17 

    337-754-7724
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512


  • Jun 24, 2018

    337-879-2050
    2818 Hwy. 31
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Silver Slipper, Cajun Hibachi Grill: Live Music

    The legendary Silver Slipper has reopened to the delight of many locals with a Cajun-Asian fusion menu and juicy hamburgers. Local Bayou Teche Brewing Acadie beer flows on tap and a drive through daiquiri window is available. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday listen to live music belted from local musicians. 

    Silver Slipper Cajun Hibachi Grill | Friday & Saturday 6:30pm-10:30pm | Sunday 10am-2pm | Free Admission

    337-879-2050
    2818 Hwy. 31
    Arnaudville, LA 70512


  • Jun 24, 2018

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

    Bourré at The Brewery

    A Sunday afternoon at Bayou Teche Brewing is a great way to meet the locals. Each week the brewery hosts a front porch jam session, a French table, and a friendly game of Bourré. Bourré is a popular card game in South Louisiana. It's a trick-taking game, similar to Spades. If you don't know how the play, the locals will be happy to show you and even teach you a few new phrases at the French table. Local Cajun and Creole musicians often take a Sunday break to participate in the jam, a very casual gathering open to anyone with an instrument.

    Bayou Teche Brewing a is an eco-friendly microbrewery in Arnaudville, Louisiana. The brewmaster is using locally grown ingredients and crafting ales that complement the cuisine of the region, Cajun and Creole food. Bayou Teche Brewing is open to for tours in French and English seven days a week and also offers samples in the tap room! 

    Bayou Teche Brewing | 2pm | Free Admission 

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

  • Jun 25, 2018

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

    Zydeco Dance Lessons

    Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Opelousas is hosting free Zydeco dance lessons! All you need is one hour with an instructor to learn a few moves, then you're ready for live concerts at local festivals or zydeco dance halls. Lessons are taught by CuRobiks instructor, Miss Eva Noel, and the Zydeco Ballers, a local zydeco dance club. 

    Zydeco is a genre of music that became popular in the 80's by legendary Louisiana artists such as Clifton Chenier or Terrance Simien. Opelousas, Louisiana is the Zydeco Music Capital of the World and is widely known for its famous dancehalls, clubs, and zydeco trail rides. 

    Holy Ghost Church Cafeteria | Free Admission | Every Monday | 6pm-7pm

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


  • Jun 26, 2018

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    337-453-1023
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Farmers' Market

    Shop for local, home-grown produce at the Opelousas Farmers' Market. Opelousas, Louisiana is a major agricultural community. In the mid 20th Century the town was even known as the Yam Capital of the World. Today you can still try an Opelousas sweet potato and even take home some collards and mustard greens, kale, carrots, honey, and squashes when in season. The Opelousas Farmer's Market is open throughout the year every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. In the spring and fall, local farmers gather in the evening for a special concert, Music & Market, featuring Cajun and zydeco music bands. 

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 6:30am-10:30am | Free Admission

    337-453-1023
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Jun 27, 2018

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    337-948-6263
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    La Table Francaise at Vieux Village

    Prenez une tasse de café avec nous et partager la conversation et le plaisir avec d'autres francophones. Tous sont les bienvenus pour que le plus dialectes sont parlés. Conversation libre et sujets ciblés sont tous deux encouragés. Ces conversations ont lieu le dernier mercredi de chaque mois sauf avis contraire. Venez découvrir la culture des habitants et des musiciens de la région. Si vous êtes chanceux, vous pourriez réussir à voir une performance improvisé.

    Whiteville School House à Le Vieux Village | 8H30-9H30 | Entrée libre

    Grab a cup of coffee with us and share conversation and fun with other French speakers. All are welcome as multiple dialects are spoken. Free conversation and focused topics are both encouraged. These conversations are held the last Wednesday of every month unless otherwise announced. Come and experience the culture with locals and musicians of the area. If you're lucky, you just might catch an impromptu performance. 

    Whiteville School House in Le Vieux Village | 8:30am-9:30am | Free Admission

    337-948-6263
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570