St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | 337.948.8004 |

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!


St. Landry Parish Story Ideas

We have prepared a Media Profile sheet for your reference that will tell you more about our area and interesting tidbits that we know will peak your interest. Should you like to request a press kit from our office you may do so here.

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  • Cajuns & Creoles-What is the difference?
  • The history of one of Opelousas' most famous citizens, Jim Bowie
  • Zydeco music & Cajun music-What is the difference?
  • Get out of New Orleans and Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Country (Eunice's Courir de Mardi Gras)
  • The haunting of Chretien Point Plantation in Sunset, LA
  • The history of Holy Ghost Catholic Church (Opelousas, LA) - home to the largest Catholic African-American congregation in the United States.
  • Who was Tony Chachere and how did he make the little green can the most popular Cajun/Creole seasoning?
  • The Academy of the Sacred Heart (Grand Coteau,LA), the second oldest institution of learning west of the Mississippi, is home to a documented miracle. Who was Saint John Berchmans?
  • The Zydeco Cajun Prairie Scenic Byway-explore St. Landry Parish, as well as Acadia and Evangeline Parishes.
  • Explore the town of Washington , once the second largest port for steamboats in Louisiana during the 1820s and check out Louisiana's most original and unusual restaurant.
  • Get out of the city and celebrate Mardi Gras in the Country (Eunice's Courir de Mardi Gras)
  • Restored Cajun Prairie touted as one of the best in the United States
  • St. Landry Parish music makers: Geno Delafose, Hadley Castille, Marc and Ann Savoy, Clifton Chenier (to name a few). What are their contributions to Louisiana's music appeal?
  • St. Landry Parish Festivals: World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff, Catfish Festival, Celebration of Herbs & Gardens, Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival, and Cracklin' Festival--Just to wet your appetite for good ole South Louisiana food and fun!
  • St. Landry Parish, the Crossroads of Acadiana, offers a wonderful weekend getaway for individuals and families.
  • Evangeline Downs Racino, located in Opelousas, LA--the first racetrack & casino to be built from the ground up.
  • What is the history of the Orphan Train that came down to Opelousas from New York?
  • The Gateway to the Atchafalaya Basin
  • Every Saturday night Rendez-vous des Cajuns Radio & TV Show


  • What are crawfish, where do they come from and how do you eat them?
  • What are cracklins and how do you make them?
  • From plate lunches to Pecan Grove Shrimp--St. Landry Parish offers it all!
  • What is boudin?
  • St. Landry Parish food manufacturers (hot sauces, seasonings, boudin, sausage, etc.)
  • Sample our seasoning and create your own (Targil Seasoning & Butcher Supplies)