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 17, 2017

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    337-945-5064
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    35th Annual Juneteenth Folklife Celebration

    A celebration that highlights the folk art, heritage and traditions of the African-American culture in this area. This celebration is to pay tribute to the date when Texas slaves first heard the news of their freedom. As this is a family friendly event, no alcohol is sold or allowed on site. 

    Live music featuring Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie + Goldman Thibodeaux  

    Farmers' Market Pavilion, across from Le Vieux Village | 1pm-6:30pm | Free Admission 

    337-945-5064
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Jul 01, 2017

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    337-351-3902
    103 Lebeau Church Rd.
    Lebeau, LA 71345

    27th Annual Lebeau Zydeco Festival

    Celebrate this unique genre of music called zydeco with live performances, dancing, and creole cuisine—including their famous pork backbone dinners. Feel free to set up for the day with tents and lawn chairs. Please note that there are no refunds, BBQ pits, ATVs, glass containers or ice chests/coolers allowed. This festival is held the first Saturday every year in July.

    Music Line-Up
    2pm-4pm – Geno Delafose 
    4pm-6pm – Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express
    6pm-8pm – Step Rideau
    8pm-11pm – Lil Nate & The Zydeco Big Timers 

    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church | 11am | Adults $12 | Children 11 and under get in free

    337-351-3902
    103 Lebeau Church Rd.
    Lebeau, LA 71345

  • Jul 29, 2017

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    337-584-2260
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    4th Annual Southwest Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival

    Experience Opelousas' colorful Native American heritage with traditional dancing, drumming, arts & crafts, storytelling, food, and special guest speakers. Learn something new with lessons demonstrating traditional dance, jewelry making, and basket weaving. Bring the entire family for fun and educational kids' activities including face painting, storytelling, and a talking stick contest. This is a family friendly event, and therefore alcohol-free.

    All day – Dancing by the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe 

    10am – Opening Ceremony (Blessing) Deputy Chief Merniva Broussard Francois
    11am – Grand Entry + Presentation of Flags  
    11:30am – Education speaker, Harvey Whitford
    12pm – Lunch
    3pm – Silent Auction
    3:30pm – Opelousas Blacklegged Drummers 
    4pm – Closing Ceremony 

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 10am-5pm | Free Admission 

    337-584-2260
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Sep 02, 2017

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    337-290-6048
    1939 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    35th Annual Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival

    In 1981, fearful that Creole and zydeco music were dying out, a group of concerned citizens organized the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival. Today, the event features the best in zydeco in addition to some swamp-pop, swing, R&B, and southern soul artists.

    Saturday, Sept 2 - Zydeco Breakfast
    The Annual Zydeco Breakfast is Saturday morning, hosted by the City of Opelousas, Zydeco Capital of the World. Bring your lawn chair to enjoy live entertainment in a relaxed and charming setting in the heart of downtown Opelousas. Last year’s breakfast included Bloody Mary’s, coffee, Clifton Chenier Casserole, and pancakes. 

    Courthouse Square | 8:30-10:30am | Free Admission | 337-948-6262 | www.cityofopelousas.com

    Saturday, Sept 2 - Festival Schedule
    10:30am - Zydeco Parade (from the Courthouse on E. Landry to the Yambilee building)
    TBA - Black Pot Cook-off begins. Free samples
    TBA - Judges are served. Awards given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

    Saturday, Sept 2 - Music Lineup

    Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
    Jamie Bergeron & the Zydeco Outlaws
    Nathan Williams & Zydeco Cha Cha's
    Lil Nate & the Zydeco Big Timers
    Travis Matte & the Kingpins 

    Yambilee Building | Gate opens at 7am | Adults $10 | Children 12 years old and under $5

    337-290-6048
    1939 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Sep 16, 2017

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    337-313-4448/337-331-5577
    Sunset & Grand Coteau, LA

    Exit 11 Yard Sale

    Join us for this shopping experience that runs through the historic towns of Sunset and Grand Coteau. Residents and visitors are invited to set up tables to sell anything from crafts, antiques and furniture, jewelry, glassware and one-of-a-kind items. Some shops will feature special sales or one-day discounts.

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    Along Highways 182 & 93 in Sunset and Grand Coteau, I-49 Exit 11 | 7am-4pm | Free Admission 

    337-313-4448/337-331-5577
    Sunset & Grand Coteau, LA

  • Oct 07, 2017

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    337-942-6552
    1020 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    3rd Annual Festival de la Grande Église

    St. Landry Catholic Church, known as the mother church of southwest Louisiana, invites all to celebrate its 300+ years of history with activities for the entire family including tours of the church and cemetery, a jambalaya cook-off, 5K color run, silent auction and live music.

    7am – Jambalaya Cook-Off begins
    9am – 2 Mile Color Run 
    10am – 3pm Historic Tours of St. Landry Church
    10am – 3pm Historic Cemetery Tours
    12pm – 3pm Live music 
    4pm – Eucharistic Celebration  

    St. Landry Catholic Church | 9am-till | Free Admission

    337-942-6552
    1020 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • 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. 

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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

  • 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". 2016 authors included Yvette Landry, Rain Prud'homme-Cranford (Gomez), Chere Dastugue Coen, Bruce Coen, Kristina Marshall, and Chamir Murphy.

    Festival of Words is proud to be listed in the Community Foundation of Acadiana's DONORSense database of Louisiana nonprofit 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–12am – Live music 

    Saturday, November 11

    10:00am Parade – Saizan St. Port Barre, La.
    11:00pm–12am – Live music 

    Sunday, Nov 12

    10:30am-3pm – Live music 
    3:00pm–4:00pm – Judging & Awards
    4:00pm–6:00pm – Live music

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

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

  • Dec 02, 2017

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    337-344-3821
    1510 Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    4th Annual Al Berard Music Festival

    Visit the French-speaking community of Arnaudville for a day filled with live music, arts, culture and more. Plus, bring a partner and enter the Zydeco Dance Competition! 

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    The Al Berard Music Festival is a fundraising event for the Al Berard Memorial Music Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA). The fund directly supports Acadiana’s unique musical culture by providing instruments, master teachers, and music scholarships to students of all ages. We also support community-based organizations that support our rich culture. The fund honors the late Al Berard, who was a mentor for music lovers everywhere. His passion was to teach everyone about his love for music and the Cajun/Creole culture in which he lived. Through this fund, his passion lives on today. 

    This event always falls on the first Saturday of December.

    NUNU Arts & Culture Collective | 12pm-8pm | $10 admission 

    337-344-3821
    1510 Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512