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!

Events

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  • Aug 15, 2017

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    337-394-6550
    126 Church Rd.
    Leonville, LA 70551

    Fete Dieu du Teche

    August 15 is a very special day in Acadiana. For those in the Roman Catholic Church, it is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and for this same reason, it is also a day which should resonate within the hearts of all those who embrace their Acadian heritage. In celebration, a Eucharistic procession will take place along Bayou Teche from Leonville to St. Martinville. 50 boats will disembark at 9:30am, retracing the steps of our Acadian ancestors along Bayou Teche. The procession will make several stops along the way for a recitation of the Rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. 

    • 8am - Begin with Holy Mass by Bishop Glen John Provost, D.D., Bishop of Lake Charles, at St. Leo’s in Leonville 
    • 9am - Procession goes boat landing 
    • 9:30am - Boat procession departs 
    • Stops at Each Church on the Bayou: 10:20am–11:05am in Arnaudville; 11:45am–12:30pm in Cecilia; 1:35pm–2:20pm in Breaux Bridge; 3:15pm– 4pm in Parks)
    • 4:45pm - The procession will arrive in St. Martinville and disembark behind Notre Dame de Perpetuel Secours, then enter the Church for Benediction.
    • 5:15pm - The procession will continue on foot to St. Martin de Tours for Benediction and then down Main Street to Mater Dolorosa Chapel for Solemn Vespers and Final Benediction at 6pm.

    337-394-6550
    126 Church Rd.
    Leonville, LA 70551

  • Aug 19, 2017

    337-418-1977/337-351-6139
    252 Church St.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    2nd Annual SOCC Black Pot Cook Out & Dance

    Join us for the 2nd Annual SOCC Black Pot Cook Out. Area chefs are invited to come and show off their cooking style, spend time with friends and family, all while giving to a good cause. Door prizes include a fishing rod, a black pot and more! The public is invited to sample a wide variety of wild game dishes including alligator, deer, duck, and wild pig. You will also find a sweet booth and plenty of drinks to cool you down. That evening, grab a partner and show off your zydeco moves for live music by Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters.

    11am-4pm - Cook-Off
    9pm-1am - Live music with Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters  

    All proceeds benefit the renovation of Historic St. Peter Claver Hall in Grand Coteau. All donations are tax-exempt and highly appreciated.

    St. Peter Claver Hall | Cook-out 11am-4pm | Dance: 9pm-1am | $5 Admission 


    337-418-1977/337-351-6139
    252 Church St.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541


  • Aug 26, 2017

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    337-328-2252
    Corner of Magnolia & Martin Luther King
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Tour

    A project to restore a ten-acre plot of Cajun Prairie began in 1988 in Eunice, LA. Volunteers used only local seeds and plugs collected from nearby remnants, so this prairie is as can as can be. Join the Cajun Prairie Habitat Society for the fall tour of restored prairies & remnants in the area.

    This year there will be a seed swap for the fall meeting. Bring seeds to share, labeled with identification and seed origin. Package seed into individual packages.Old Wal-Mart bags do well for this - cut (pull) them into ten pieces and wrap seed - tie into a knot at the top or tape shut or use an envelope - cut into four (quartered), add seed and fold/ tape shut. Bring your own seed “containers” for those who don’t provide.

    New to the preservation meeting is a native plant and prairie seed auction!

    8am - Tours of Eunice Restored Prairie   
    9:30am - Malcolm F. and Gail Vidrine’s Cajun Prairie Gardens - (1932 Fornerat Rd., Eunice)
    10:45am - Tour of Vernon Fuselier’s Prairie (242 Sonny Ln., Eunice)
    12pm - Rocky's Cajun Kitchen 

    Dr. Malcolm Vidrine will give a talk on propagating prairie plants during a walking tour of his gardens and nursery.

    Directions to Eunice Restored Prairies

    • From Hwy. 13 North: After crossing the railroad tracks on Hwy. 13 coming into Eunice, turn left onto East Magnolia. Continue for a couple of blocks and the prairie is on your left. 
    • From Hwy. 190 East: Turn right at the first traffic light, and follow Martin Luther King Drive for a couple of blocks. The prairie is on your left at the intersection of MLK and East Magnolia Avenue. 
    • From Hwy. 190 West: Follow Hwy. 190 into Eunice and after crossing the railroad tracks, continue to the next traffic light, and turn left onto Martin Luther King Drive. The prairie is on your left at the intersection of MLK and East Magnolia Avenue. 
    • From Hwy. 13 South: Continue down Hwy. 13 South until it intersects with Maple Avenue. At the stop sign, turn left onto Maple. Continue on Maple for three to four blocks, and at the 2nd four way stop sign, turn left onto Martin Luther King Drive. Follow this street across U.S. 190. The prairie is on your left at the intersection of MLK and East Magnolia Avenue. 

    337-328-2252
    Corner of Magnolia & Martin Luther King
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Aug 31, 2017
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    337-678-3024
    372 Harry Guilbeau Rd
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Consignor Select Yearling Sale

    The Equine Sales Company of Louisiana was founded and is owned by horsemen to advance Louisiana's Equestrian industry. This first-class facility sits on 13 acres and opened in 2010 as Louisiana's first facility dedicated to selling horses. 

    In 2016, 224 horses sold at auction. For more sales, view the 2017 schedule

    Equine Sales Company of Louisiana | 10am

    337-678-3024
    372 Harry Guilbeau Rd
    Opelousas, LA 70570

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  • Sep 02, 2017

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    337-948-6263
    118 S. Court St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570

    Zydeco Breakfast

    In preparation of the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival, the Zydeco Breakfast is back again with live music featuring Corey Arceneaux & the Zydeco Hot Peppers and delicious offerings from local downtown businesses. Vendors will feature a unique assortment of breakfast menu items for sale from Bloody Marys and coffee to Clifton Chenier Casserole and pancakes. Local restaurants and bars around the Courthouse Square include Java Square, Back in Time Restaurant, Palace Café, Dairy Queen and The Brass Rail. So bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy the entertainment in a relaxed and charming setting in the heart of downtown Opelousas.

    Courthouse Square | 8:30am-10:30am 

    337-948-6263
    118 S. Court St.
    Opelosuas, 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