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 22, 2017

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    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E Landry St
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

    Music & Market Fall Series

    Come enjoy the best in local music and fresh home-grown produce at Music & Market in historic Opelousas. In addition to the musical entertainment, Music & Market will spotlight a vegetable and/or agriculture commodity. Samples will be available. Concert-goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. Ice chests will not be allowed. 

    This series occurs every Friday on selected dates in the spring (April-May) and fall (September-October) each year in a unique, family-friendly outdoor setting.

    October 20 - Warren Storm, Willie Tee & Cypress (Downtown Edition: Courthouse Square)

    Sponsors: City of Opelousas, Bodemuller, CLECO, Louisiana Tobacco Free Living, ZydecoOnline.com

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 5:30pm-8:30pm | Free Admission 

    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E Landry St
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

  • Sep 29, 2017

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    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E Landry St
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

    Music & Market Fall Series

    Come enjoy the best in local music and fresh home-grown produce at Music & Market in historic Opelousas. In addition to the musical entertainment, Music & Market will spotlight a vegetable and/or agriculture commodity. Samples will be available. Concert-goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. Ice chests will not be allowed. 

    This series occurs every Friday on selected dates in the spring (April-May) and fall (September-October) each year in a unique, family-friendly outdoor setting.

    October 20 - Warren Storm, Willie Tee & Cypress (Downtown Edition: Courthouse Square)

    Sponsors: City of Opelousas, Bodemuller, CLECO, Louisiana Tobacco Free Living, ZydecoOnline.com

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 5:30pm-8:30pm | Free Admission 

    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E Landry St
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

  • Oct 06, 2017

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    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E Landry St
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

    Music & Market Fall Series

    Come enjoy the best in local music and fresh home-grown produce at Music & Market in historic Opelousas. In addition to the musical entertainment, Music & Market will spotlight a vegetable and/or agriculture commodity. Samples will be available. Concert-goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. Ice chests will not be allowed. 

    This series occurs every Friday on selected dates in the spring (April-May) and fall (September-October) each year in a unique, family-friendly outdoor setting.

    October 20 - Warren Storm, Willie Tee & Cypress (Downtown Edition: Courthouse Square)

    Sponsors: City of Opelousas, Bodemuller, CLECO, Louisiana Tobacco Free Living, ZydecoOnline.com

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 5:30pm-8:30pm | Free Admission 

    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E Landry St
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

  • Oct 13, 2017

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    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E Landry St
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

    Music & Market Fall Series

    Come enjoy the best in local music and fresh home-grown produce at Music & Market in historic Opelousas. In addition to the musical entertainment, Music & Market will spotlight a vegetable and/or agriculture commodity. Samples will be available. Concert-goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. Ice chests will not be allowed. 

    This series occurs every Friday on selected dates in the spring (April-May) and fall (September-October) each year in a unique, family-friendly outdoor setting.

    October 20 - Warren Storm, Willie Tee & Cypress (Downtown Edition: Courthouse Square)

    Sponsors: City of Opelousas, Bodemuller, CLECO, Louisiana Tobacco Free Living, ZydecoOnline.com

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 5:30pm-8:30pm | Free Admission 

    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E Landry St
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

  • Oct 20, 2017

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    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E Landry St
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

    Music & Market Fall Series

    Come enjoy the best in local music and fresh home-grown produce at Music & Market in historic Opelousas. In addition to the musical entertainment, Music & Market will spotlight a vegetable and/or agriculture commodity. Samples will be available. Concert-goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. Ice chests will not be allowed. 

    This series occurs every Friday on selected dates in the spring (April-May) and fall (September-October) each year in a unique, family-friendly outdoor setting.

    October 20 - Warren Storm, Willie Tee & Cypress (Downtown Edition: Courthouse Square)

    Sponsors: City of Opelousas, Bodemuller, CLECO, Louisiana Tobacco Free Living, ZydecoOnline.com

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 5:30pm-8:30pm | Free Admission 

    337-948-6263/800-424-5442
    828 E Landry St
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

  • Nov 30, 2017

    337-948-5227
    Various Locations
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Sound Places Christmas Series

    Opelousas Main Street is excited to welcome back WindSync, a Houston-based chamber quintet, for a final visit of the year-long program, Sound Places. WinSync will return to Opelousas for three days of community activities and events filled with holiday sounds. During their stay, WindSync will lead interactive school sessions with area youth; they will also collaborate with residents from Prompt Succor Nursing Home and students from JS Clark Leadership Academy for a bell ringing performance. The quintet will give a pop-up performance at the 15th Annual Lighting of the Village and at the Opelousas Public Library! This is all part of Sound Places, a national placemaking project. 

    From November 30 – December 2, residents can enjoy multiple interactive events that incorporate music, and community. 

    Thursday, Nov. 30, residents are invited to gather for Christmas Caroling in the Downtown Historic District with Windsync. Visitors can join in on the caroling or just enjoy the sounds of the Christmas music. Also, attendees are welcomed to Back in Time following the Christmas Caroling for refreshments. This great evening of caroling takes place at from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. followed by refreshments at Back in Time, 123 W. Landry Street. 

    Friday, Dec. 1 features a Pop-up Performance at the Lighting of the Village with WindSync, who will be joined by students from JS Clark Leadership Academy. WindSync plays at 5:30 p.m. The Lighting of the Village is from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Le Vieux Village, 828 E. Landry St. 

    Saturday, Dec. 2 Merry Melodies at the Opelousas Public Library includes a concert by WindSync at the Opelousas Public Library. The quintet will also collaborate with the bell ringers from JS Clark Leadership Academy and Prompt Succor Nursing Home, followed by a farewell celebration for WindSync at 10 a.m. at the Opelousas Public Library, 212 E. Grolee Street.

    About WindSync

    WindSync is strongly committed to educational enrichment and promoting arts engagement through concerts dedicated to inspiring children and members of the community. Set in diverse spaces including concert halls, outdoor venues, libraries, and schools WindSync has been featured in educational performances presented by The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, The Midland Symphony Orchestra, and the Rockport Chamber Music Festival. 

    Sound Places is a creative placemaking program centered on the performing arts. This pilot program, developed by Chamber Music America (CMA), the Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA), and Project for Public Spaces (PPS), with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), along with the WindSync ensemble, strives to engage in meaningful ways with the civic fabric of Louisiana’s Cultural Districts.

    337-948-5227
    Various Locations
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Dec 01, 2017

    337-948-5227
    Various Locations
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Sound Places Christmas Series

    Opelousas Main Street is excited to welcome back WindSync, a Houston-based chamber quintet, for a final visit of the year-long program, Sound Places. WinSync will return to Opelousas for three days of community activities and events filled with holiday sounds. During their stay, WindSync will lead interactive school sessions with area youth; they will also collaborate with residents from Prompt Succor Nursing Home and students from JS Clark Leadership Academy for a bell ringing performance. The quintet will give a pop-up performance at the 15th Annual Lighting of the Village and at the Opelousas Public Library! This is all part of Sound Places, a national placemaking project. 

    From November 30 – December 2, residents can enjoy multiple interactive events that incorporate music, and community. 

    Thursday, Nov. 30, residents are invited to gather for Christmas Caroling in the Downtown Historic District with Windsync. Visitors can join in on the caroling or just enjoy the sounds of the Christmas music. Also, attendees are welcomed to Back in Time following the Christmas Caroling for refreshments. This great evening of caroling takes place at from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. followed by refreshments at Back in Time, 123 W. Landry Street. 

    Friday, Dec. 1 features a Pop-up Performance at the Lighting of the Village with WindSync, who will be joined by students from JS Clark Leadership Academy. WindSync plays at 5:30 p.m. The Lighting of the Village is from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Le Vieux Village, 828 E. Landry St. 

    Saturday, Dec. 2 Merry Melodies at the Opelousas Public Library includes a concert by WindSync at the Opelousas Public Library. The quintet will also collaborate with the bell ringers from JS Clark Leadership Academy and Prompt Succor Nursing Home, followed by a farewell celebration for WindSync at 10 a.m. at the Opelousas Public Library, 212 E. Grolee Street.

    About WindSync

    WindSync is strongly committed to educational enrichment and promoting arts engagement through concerts dedicated to inspiring children and members of the community. Set in diverse spaces including concert halls, outdoor venues, libraries, and schools WindSync has been featured in educational performances presented by The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, The Midland Symphony Orchestra, and the Rockport Chamber Music Festival. 

    Sound Places is a creative placemaking program centered on the performing arts. This pilot program, developed by Chamber Music America (CMA), the Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA), and Project for Public Spaces (PPS), with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), along with the WindSync ensemble, strives to engage in meaningful ways with the civic fabric of Louisiana’s Cultural Districts.

    337-948-5227
    Various Locations
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Dec 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

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

    Lighting of the Village

    Every year the village is set aglow with lights and enough holiday cheer for all. The evening begins with an upbeat melody of rhythm by members of the Opelousas High School marching band followed by the official “pulling of the switch,” which will illuminate thousands of lights in the village. Offering a variety of activities for the little ones, the annual lighting event will include a petting zoo, choir music, an obstacle course fun jump, a cupcake decorating station, and an ornament making station where kids can design their own holiday ornaments. Special guests for the event include Frosty the Snowman, Queen Elsa, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Elmo and Balloon Man Rick Hessler. And of course, Santa Clause will be on site and holiday photos with Santa will be offered.

    The Village stays lit through January 1, 2016 for the public to enjoy.

    Le Vieux Village | 5pm-8pm

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

  • Dec 02, 2017

    337-948-5227
    Various Locations
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Sound Places Christmas Series

    Opelousas Main Street is excited to welcome back WindSync, a Houston-based chamber quintet, for a final visit of the year-long program, Sound Places. WinSync will return to Opelousas for three days of community activities and events filled with holiday sounds. During their stay, WindSync will lead interactive school sessions with area youth; they will also collaborate with residents from Prompt Succor Nursing Home and students from JS Clark Leadership Academy for a bell ringing performance. The quintet will give a pop-up performance at the 15th Annual Lighting of the Village and at the Opelousas Public Library! This is all part of Sound Places, a national placemaking project. 

    From November 30 – December 2, residents can enjoy multiple interactive events that incorporate music, and community. 

    Thursday, Nov. 30, residents are invited to gather for Christmas Caroling in the Downtown Historic District with Windsync. Visitors can join in on the caroling or just enjoy the sounds of the Christmas music. Also, attendees are welcomed to Back in Time following the Christmas Caroling for refreshments. This great evening of caroling takes place at from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. followed by refreshments at Back in Time, 123 W. Landry Street. 

    Friday, Dec. 1 features a Pop-up Performance at the Lighting of the Village with WindSync, who will be joined by students from JS Clark Leadership Academy. WindSync plays at 5:30 p.m. The Lighting of the Village is from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Le Vieux Village, 828 E. Landry St. 

    Saturday, Dec. 2 Merry Melodies at the Opelousas Public Library includes a concert by WindSync at the Opelousas Public Library. The quintet will also collaborate with the bell ringers from JS Clark Leadership Academy and Prompt Succor Nursing Home, followed by a farewell celebration for WindSync at 10 a.m. at the Opelousas Public Library, 212 E. Grolee Street.

    About WindSync

    WindSync is strongly committed to educational enrichment and promoting arts engagement through concerts dedicated to inspiring children and members of the community. Set in diverse spaces including concert halls, outdoor venues, libraries, and schools WindSync has been featured in educational performances presented by The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, The Midland Symphony Orchestra, and the Rockport Chamber Music Festival. 

    Sound Places is a creative placemaking program centered on the performing arts. This pilot program, developed by Chamber Music America (CMA), the Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA), and Project for Public Spaces (PPS), with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), along with the WindSync ensemble, strives to engage in meaningful ways with the civic fabric of Louisiana’s Cultural Districts.

    337-948-5227
    Various Locations
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Mar 11, 2018

    337-948-8004
    978 Kennerson Rd.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Bringing Amédé Home

    On March 11, 2018, nearly 500 music fans, locals, and Ardoin family descendants welcomed Amédé Ardoin home. 

    Bringing Amédé Home was a symbolic ceremonial event for an iconic Louisiana musician, Amédé Ardoin. The ceremony featured a candlelit Remembrance Vigil, a Bal du Dimanche après-midi (Sunday afternoon house dance), and the unveiling of the Amédé Ardoin Commemorative, a forged steel statue of the legendary accordionist, made by sculptural artist, Russell Whiting. 

    Folk artists, musicians, and relatives of Amédé Ardoin participated in the March 11th event. Local music expert, Herman Fuselier, was the Master of Ceremonies, and microbrewer, Bayou Teche Brewing commemorated the event with a keg of craft beer. 

    Ardoin was one of the earliest musicians to record his la la style of Creole music in the 20s and 30s and is widely regarded as the bedrock of today’s Cajun and Creole music. Inspired by the Ardoin family’s efforts to “bring him home” from his burial place in an unmarked grave at the Central Louisiana Hospital in Pineville, the Amédé Ardoin Project Committee formed with the purpose of symbolically bringing him home through this public memorial. 

    The memorial, a 1,500 lb. steel statue, displays Ardoin standing high atop his most cherished item, his accordion. In his right hand he holds out a bronze lemon, a reference to Ardoin's practice of carrying a lemon in his pocket for his singing voice. The Amédé Ardoin Commemorative is available for viewing at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Information Center in Opelousas, Louisiana. The center is located on Interstate 49 at Exit 23. 

    The Amédé Ardoin Project Committee will continue their efforts with an environmental project and a Louisiana music education initiative. For more information about the Committee please call, 337-351- 4406. 

    For more information about The Amédé Ardoin Commemorative, please call The St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission (SLPTC) at 337-948-8004. For a media contact, please ask for Caitlin Bussey.

    SLPTC is the official destination marketing organization tasked with the purpose of promoting tourism in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.


    St. Landry Parish Visitor Center | 4pm till | No Admission 

    337-948-8004
    978 Kennerson Rd.
    Opelousas, LA 70570