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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  • Oct 28, 2017

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    337-945-4314
    174 Church Street
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    6th Annual Sweet Dough Pie Festival

    This event celebrates the unique history of historic Grand Coteau and a traditional treat called, sweet dough pie. Every year pastry chefs and home cooks vie for the title in the sweet dough pie contest. A large variety of pies will also be available for purchase including fig, custard, lemon, blackberry, and other local, seasonal ingredients. Browse through more than 70 vendors of arts, handmade items, flowers and herbs, custom furniture, indoor and outdoor decor, while enjoying local cuisine and live music.  

    Don't miss this opportunity to explore the gorgeous grounds at the Church or St. Charles Borromeo. Historical reenactments and trolley tours of St. Charles Cemetery where fifteen graves of historic citizens will take place throughout the day. Meet Dr. Millard, who treated, Mary Wilson, the beneficiary of the only miracle recognized by the Catholic Church in the United States. Also, take the trolley car for a narrated town tour featuring St. Charles Church and the cemetery, St. Ignatius School, the St. Peter Claver complex, and the Schools of the Sacred Heart

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    Monies raised will benefit the Grand Coteau Cultural Foundation

    St. Charles Catholic Church | 9am-3pm | Free Admission 

    337-945-4314
    174 Church Street
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

  • Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017

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    337-580-3363
    2048 Johnson Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    3rd Annual Experience Louisiana Festival

    You’re in for a treat! The mission of the festival is to celebrate and feature all that is great about the State of Louisiana. Year by year the content will change, but the model remains the same. The festival’s major components include Folklife Village, Main Stage, Food Village, Musician’s Village, Walk-Through Louisiana, Craft Village, Artist’s Village, Film Village, Cooking Demos by Louisiana Chefs, Coushatta Village, Narrative Stages, Athletic Events, Antique & Classic Car Show and more!

    Several live demonstrations take place throughout the weekend including an old time boucherie or hog butchering, a courir de Mardi Gras (Mardi Gras run), folklife traditions such as instrument making or basket weaving, and Cajun and Creole cooking demonstrations by professional chefs. 

    This year the festival's theme is agriculture, an appropriate topic for area abundant with generational farms. In fact, many are chefs from across Acadiana (nine parishes) get an assortment of fresh cuts of beef, pork, and poultry at the local slaughter house and superette in Eunice. The festival will celebrate the industry with a dried crops exhibit, a visit from Smoky the Bear, demo by the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, a game called Forestry Squares, and several other outdoor activities. 

    Find the music lineup below! 

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    Savoy Family Band joins the music lineup!  

     

    Bands:

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

    10am CFMA Young Musicians
    12pm Dustin Sonnier & The Wanted
    2pm Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie
    4pm TBA
    6pm Rendez-Vous des Cajuns Radio Show featuring The Band Courtbouillon

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017

    10:30am TBA
    12:30pm Louisiana Red
    2:30pm The Savoy Family Band

    Last year's Folk Demonstrators:
    Fiddle repairs, duck decoys, quilting, chair caning, tatting, alligator jewelry, file' maker, boat builder, muskrat + nutria skinning, blacksmithing, Mardi Gras masks, Cajun rosaries, lye soap, spinning + weaving, woodcarving, traiteur, Coushatta pine straw baskets, and more.  

    last year's Artist Village:
    Hannah Gumbo, J Originals by Jaron Stone, Cajun Cube, Louisiana Music Map, and more. Includes activities for children. 

    Special Components:  
    Traditional Cajun boucherie, Savoy Music Center jam, Rendez-vous des Cajuns radio show, Recognizing Our Roots NPS Youth Program, Cajun dance lessons, Franco Fun Chorale En Francais, and more

    This year's Cooking Demonstrations:
    Chef James Hamilton, Chef Drake Leonards (Lüke and John Besh's newest restaurant, Eunice)
    Chef Drake will conduct a cooking demonstration at 1pm on Sunday. 

    LSU-Eunice Campus | Saturday 7am-7:30pm | Sunday 8am-4pm | Admission is free but there is a parking fee

    337-580-3363
    2048 Johnson Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Nov 02, 2017 - Nov 04, 2017

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    337-254-9695
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    10th Annual Festival of Words

    This free event celebrates the written and spoken word through public readings and performances, student creative writing contests, open mics, writing workshops in the school and community, and “drive-by poetry". Authors include Louisiana Poet Laureate, Darrell Bourque, Patricia Smith, and Allison Joseph.

    Thursday, November 2 - Teaching Artist Showcase & Potluck

    Artists: Bruce Coten, Alex "PoeticSoul" Johnson, Frank "Authello" Andrus
    Events: poetry, spoken word, and book/cd signing

    NUNU Arts & Culture Collective in Arnaudville | 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Friday, November 3 

    Artists: Darell Bourque, Allison Joseph, and Patricia Smith
    Event: Poetry Reading + Q&A

    Chicory's Coffee & Cafe in Grand Coteau | 7pm-9:30pm

    Saturday, November 4 - Events 

    9am-4pm - Author Book Sale hosted by Writer's Guild of Acadiana 
    9:30am-3pm - Drive-by Poetry with Bruce Coen (businesses along MLK Drive)
    9am-3pm - Black Pot Cook-Off
    11am-3pm - Literary and spoken word groups of Acadiana 
    11:30am-12:15pm - Youth of Creative Writing Contest Awards Ceremony

    Thensted Center in Grand Coteau | 9am-4pm

    Saturday, November 4 - Workshops 

    9:30am-11:20am - Workshops 
    Poetry Writing: Exploring Ritual, Discovering Family with Patricia Smith
    "Mystory" Performance Art, Oral Histories, & The Self as Text with Dr. Charles "Chas" Womelsdorf, Jr. 

    11am-12:30pm - Workshop by Writers Guild of Acadiana
    Writing Your Family Cookbook with Jeanette Poole 

    1pm-2:50pm - Workshops
    Show Don't Tell: Using Your Five Senses to Make Your Writing Come Alive with Chere Coen
    "Is Poetry Scary?", with Allison Joseph
    "How did I get here - Where do I go from Here?", with Darrell Bourque

    2pm-3pm - Workshop by Writers Guild of Acadiana 
    Publishing Children's Books with Dana Judice 

    Festival of Words is proud to be listed in the Community Foundation of Acadiana's DONORSense database of Louisiana non-profit organizations.

    337-254-9695
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

  • Nov 03, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017

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

    25th Annual Holy Ghost Creole Festival Bazaar

    This festival features live zydeco music, Creole food favorites, and is widely known for its Gospel choir concert. Also enjoy a parade, raffles, games and more. The festival takes place every year, the first weekend in November.

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    Friday, Nov 4 - Gospel Night (7pm-10pm)
    TBA

    Catfish dinners are sold from 10am-3pm

    Saturday, Nov 5
    8am - 5K Run
    10am - Live music 

    Sunday, Nov 6
    1pm - Creole Festival Parade (Landry St. to Union)

    Holy Ghost Catholic Church | Friday 8pm-12am | Saturday-Sunday 8am-till | Free Admission

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

  • Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017

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    337-585-2827
    504 Saizan Ave.
    Port Barre, LA 70577

    32nd Annual Port Barre Cracklin Festival

    Begun in 1985, the Port Barre Cracklin Festival is the major fundraiser for the Port Barre Lions Club. Attended by thousands of festival goers each year, it is an important cultural event for the city of Port Barre and St. Landry Parish.

    This festival showcases the ritual of making cracklins - a traditional Louisiana food that has made headlines on such cooking reality shows such as Top Chef. Enjoy terrific food, great Cajun, zydeco and swamp pop music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and a beauty pageant. No ice chests, glass containers or pets allowed. Cracklin Festival is held the second weekend in November every year.

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    Friday, November 10

    5:00pm Festival opens
    7:30pm–9:30pm – Wayne Singleton & Same Ol' 2 Step
    10pm-12am – Junior LaCrosse  

    Saturday, November 11

    10:00am – Parade, Saizan St. Port Barre, La.
    11:00pm–1:30pm – Lil Kenny & The Heartbreakers
    2pm – Miss/Teen Pageant, ages 14-24 (Lion's Club Hall | 150 VFW Drive)
    2pm – The Jaxon Meche Band
    5pm-7pm – Clay Cormier & The Highway Boys
    7:30pm-9:30pm – Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys
    10pm-12pm – Richard LeBeouf  

    Sunday, Nov 12

    10:30am-12:30pm – Wallace Trahan & Rice and Gravy
    1pm-3pm – Kylie Frey 
    3:00pm–4:00pm – Judging & Awards
    4:00pm–6:00pm – Glen Templeton

    Veterans Park | $5 Per Day | 10 and Under Free 

    337-585-2827
    504 Saizan Ave.
    Port Barre, LA 70577

  • Dec 01, 2017 - Dec 02, 2017

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

    Christmas at Coteau

    Every year The Academy the Sacred Heart offers a little Christmas cheer, holiday shopping, and amazing local cuisine. This is a perfect opportunity to view the gorgeous yet sacred grounds, including the alley of the oaks. At the Holiday Market, guests have first selection from as many as 75 unique vendors offering antiques, estate jewelry, Christmas accessories, objects d’art, children’s apparel, and home and garden accessories. All are invited to enjoy shopping, dining and holiday merriment in the enchanting setting in historical Grand Coteau. 

    Holiday Market - Dec 2 & 3
    Time:  9am-4pm
    Admission:  $8.00 

    Gourmet Luncheon - Dec 2
    11am first seating | 1pm second seating
    $50 per person, $375 per table of 8 | Admission includes entrance to the Holiday Market

    Cookies at Coteau - Dec 3
    Includes lunch, Christmas crafts, and a photo with Santa
    11am-1pm | for ages 4-10 | $15 admission, $5 for each additional child per family

    Eat, Drink & Be Merry Saturday Luncheon! - Dec 3 
    Lunch and fashion show | 11:30am 
     $35 per person, $250 per table of 8 | Ticket includes entrance to the Holiday Market

    Gala on the Grounds - Dec 3
    Food, cocktails, live music, and a live auction 
    11:30am | $100 per person
     
    Academy of the Sacred Heart | Friday 9am-4pm | Saturday 9am-3pm | $8 entry to market 

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