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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  • 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

  • Jan 05, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Feb 02, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Mar 02, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • 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


  • Apr 06, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • May 04, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • May 21, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018

    337-948-2589
    315 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Exploring Historic Opelousas: Black History Exhibit

    The theme of this year's Black History Month Exhibit explores the history of Opelousas and the "movers and shakers" of the African-American business community who've contributed to the local and national economy. The month-long exhibit also displays historical images and information about Opelousas' dance clubs. The towns locale made it a popular stop for traveling artists such as B.B. King, Etta James, and Sam Cooke. 

    The exhibit's opening ceremony will take place February 8, 2017 at 5:30pm 

    Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center | Visiting Hours are between 8am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday | Free Admission 

    337-948-2589
    315 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Jun 01, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Jul 06, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Aug 03, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Aug 11, 2018

    337-349-5814
    252 Church Street
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    Zydeco Tropical Cruise Dance

    Get out your Zydeco boots, your Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts and get ready for the Zydeco Tropical Cruise Dance featuring Lil' Buck Sinegal. The event takes place in Grand Coteau, but the atmosphere will transport you to the ease of a tropical vacation. 

     

    All proceeds from this event fund renovation of the Historic St. Peter Claver Hall in Grand Coteau.

    St. Peter Claver Hall | 9pm | $12 at the door, $10 in advance

    337-349-5814
    252 Church Street
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541


  • Aug 18, 2018

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

    Jammin' On the Bayou Jam Session

    Jammin' on the Bayou is a new jam session hosted by, Mr. Stanley Lee, at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Information Center, an award-winning, sustainable welcome center in Opelousas, Louisiana. The sessions are held every third Saturday of the month. Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite instrument and suggest their favorite songs, and bystanders are encouraged to dance and hum along. The jam session is free and open to the public. All levels are welcome! 

    St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | I-49, Exit 23 | 1pm | Free Admission

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


  • Aug 18, 2018

    337-754-5122
    1002 Noth Ln.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Live at Bayou Teche Brewing

    Every Saturday in Arnaudville, lift your spirits with a glass of ice cold craft beer, Louisiana style food, and live Cajun, Creole and zydeco music all at Bayou Teche Brewing. The micro-brewery is truly a one-stop-shop for those looking for an authentic rural Louisiana experience. This local, family owned and operated brewery specializes in beer that accentuates the bold flavors of Cajun and Creole cuisine. The Knott Family also likes to pass a good time every weekend with entertainment and food from local chefs on Saturday and Bourré (card game) and a jam session on Sunday.

    August 10 - Jimmy Breaux
    August 11 - Nee de Tradition
    August 12 - Cajun Jam featuring Christian Lejuene
    August 17 - Andrew Duhon
    August 18 - TBA 
    August 19 - Cajun Jam featuring Jimmy Breaux
    August 24 - La Recolte
    August 25 - Acadien Cajun Band
    August 26 - Cajun Jam
    September 1 - Michot's Melody Makers

    The tap room is open every day of the week and tours of the eco-friendly brewery are offered in English and en français!

    Bayou Teche Brewing | Friday 7pm-9pm | Saturday 3pm-6pm | Sunday 2pm-5pm | Free Admission

    337-754-5122
    1002 Noth Ln.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512


  • Aug 18, 2018

    337-457-2881
    1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Old Fashioned Fais-do-do Barn Dances

    Lakeview Park & Beach is known to throw an amazing party whether it be Mardi Gras, Black Pot Camp, or one of their Saturday night Old Fashioned Fais Do-Do barn dances. This rustic barn is the perfect setting for foot-stompin' and two-steppin' to live Cajun and zydeco music. Acadian’s best performers are known to frequent the barn stage, including Grammy-nominated bands. So come out and pass a good time with the locals. During summer months also enjoy live music on the beach. 

    Campers receive four free armbands for the beach and two free tickets to the Barn dance. Non-campers can purchase a day pass armband for $10 on weekends, $7 on weekdays, and $5 on Tuesdays that allows you access to the beach, beach playground, fishing lake, and any beach entertainment.

    Summer Band Schedule:

    August 11 - Baret Fritz Band on the Beach
    August 18 - Landon Michael Trio on the Beach
    August 25 - Sabra & the Get Rights on the Beach
    September 1
    - One Trick Pony (Classic Rock)
    September 8 - Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
    September 15 - 80's Prom Night featuring Werewolf
    September 22 - Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin' Cajuns
    September 29 - Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie

    2016 Louey Tourism Award Winner for Campground/RV Park of the Year

    Admission varies for campers and noncampers | Barn: 9pm-12am | Beach: 4pm-7pm
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    337-457-2881
    1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Aug 18, 2018

    337-457-7389
    200 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Rendez-vous des Cajuns

    The Liberty Theatre's weekly Rendez-vous des Cajuns is on every Cajun music fan's bucket list and has been attracting curious tourists for decades. It is a live radio show hosted in Eunice, Louisiana, home to some of Louisiana's most popular Cajun music artists and the Cajun French Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

    Every Saturday, in the 
    Prairie Home Companion format, the show hosts a different Cajun, zydeco, or Creole music band. The show's emcee host each program in Louisiana French with just enough English spoken for the audience to follow along. Those ready to brush up on their Cajun waltz or two-step can take a dance partner on the Liberty Theatre stage. Be sure to add this Saturday tradition to your Louisiana itinerary!

    September 1 - Lisa Trahan & L’esprit Cadien
    September 8 - Lesa Cormier & The Sundown Playboys
    September 15 - Forest Huval & Friends
    September 22 - John Alva Leger & The Pas Bon Playboys
    September 29 - The Babineaux Sisters 

    Liberty Theatre | 6pm-7:30pm | $5 Admission

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    337-457-7389
    200 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Aug 18, 2018

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    337-457-6503
    Downtown, 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Eunice Farmers' Market

    Find farm-fresh produce year-round at the Downtown Farmer's Market in Eunice, Louisiana. Shoppers can choose from an array of seasonal garden fruits and vegetables, jellies, jams, and other preserves. Other farmer's market favorites include raw honey and Cajun sweet dough pies. The market is open every Saturday morning from 8am-12pm. During the warm summer months when there's more produce available like tomatoes and cucumbers, you can also shop on a Wednesday afternoon from 2pm-5pm. 

    Downtown Eunice | Summer: Wednesday 2pm-5pm | Saturday 8am-12pm | Fall: Saturday 8am-12pm | Free Admission

    337-457-6503
    Downtown, 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Aug 18, 2018

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    337-457-9563
    4413 U.S. Hwy. 190
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Savoy Music Center Jam Session

    The Savoy Jam Session has been a Saturday morning tradition since 1966! The jam is hosted at the Savoy Music Center in Eunice, Louisiana by accordion maker, Marc Savoy, and his wife and fellow musician, Ann. Marc Savoy's Cajun Jam Session has created such a buzz over the years that the three-hour event has gotten the attention of major media outlets such as Good Morning America, National Geographic, and Smithsonian Magazine. The jam has also attracted visitors from all over the world who are fascinated by Cajun music, and eager to meet the musicians. The jam's notoriety partly has to do with Marc Savoy's jam session etiquette. The jam is not a place for the younger artists to "show-off" but instead to be led by the older generation of Cajun music fiddlers and accordionists. It's not a talent show, but instead a cultural exchange of stories, tunes, tips, and a few laughs. 

    Savoy Music Center also features a large collection of Cajun and zydeco cd's, books, and gifts for sale. 

    Don't know how to play? That's just fine. Chairs are set up for the audience to sit and listen or get up and dance! 

    Savoy Music Center | 9am-12pm | Free Admission
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    337-457-9563
    4413 U.S. Hwy. 190
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Aug 18, 2018

    337-662-3276
    832 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Sunrise Saturdays in Sunset Farmers' Market

    Every Saturday, local artisans offer jam, jellies, pies, and treats while local farmers sell fresh produce and grass-fed beef. While you're visiting Sunset, check out local art galleries, antique malls, and shops. Local artists work with everything from gourds to fused glass, and several antique shops specialize in mid-century items and kitchenware. 

    The grounds at Water Oak Farms | 8am-12pm

    337-662-3276
    832 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584


  • Aug 18, 2018

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    337-457-8499
    250 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Prairie Acadian Cultural Center - The Cajun Way

    The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice, LA is one of six interpretive sites available through the Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve. The interpretive center in Eunice focuses on sharing the history and cultural traditions of the Prairie Acadians, French-speaking farmers who settled in and around the Eunice area. The center's Saturday program showcases the uniqueness of the area through a Cajun French lesson, quilting demonstration, live music, and a special Cajun cooking class in the demo kitchen. 

    Activities Schedule
    10am-12pm – Explore & Restore Crafts for Kids
    2pm-2:20pm – Quilting Lesson 
    2:45pm – Music & Dance Lesson 
    4pm – Allons Manger! (Let's go eat)

    It doesn't end there! Work off that rich cuisine with more dancing at the Liberty Theater's Rendez-vous des Cajuns.

    Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve Prairie Acadiana Cultural Center | 10am-6pm | Free Admission 
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    337-457-8499
    250 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535