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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  • 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

  • Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017

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

    3rd Annual Experience Louisiana Festival

    The mission of the festival is to display the best Louisiana has to offer on one, amazing site—Campus of LSU Eunice. Approximately only three hours from every corner of the state and easily accessible to national and international visitors, Eunice is a perfect place to celebrate everything this great state has to offer. The focus of this event is to not just display the best of Louisiana including its sights, sounds, tastes, culture and people, but to provide hands-on experiences. This will be accomplished through several demonstrations such as an old time boucherie and mini traditional Mardi Gras run. Other major components of the festival include a music stage, artists and folk life, cooking demonstrations, a walk-through of Louisiana, cook-off, antique car show, food and craft vendors. Print the festival schedule and plan your weekend in Louisiana!

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    Cha Wa joins the festival music lineup!  

     

    Bands:
    CHA WA
    Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
    Hacienda Brass Band 
    High Performance & Steve Riley
    Sabra & The Get Rights
    The Band Courtbouillon
    Warren Storm
    Wayne Toups

    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.  

    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

    Cooking Demonstrations:
    Chef James Hamilton (Coushatta Casino Resort), Chef Christopher Thames (Food Network, "Chopped" Champion/Grand Coteau Bistro), and George Graham (Acadiana Table) 

    LSU-Eunice Campus | Saturday 7am-7:30pm | Sunday 8am-4pm | Free Admission 

    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, Allison Joseph, and Bruce Coen.

    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