Local non-profit organization formed as Heaven’s Kitchen introduces guest chef for their first Annual Spring Dinner fundraising event. Head Chef of BLAQ89 Catering, Chef Donavon Lewis will be the featured guest chef at Heaven’s Kitchen’s upcoming dinner sale. Originally from Opelousas, Chef Lewis launched BLAQ89 South’s catering company just 2 years ago, which is focused Read More…
The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center is happy to hold programs in Eunice this fall/winter.
Volunteers with the Louisiana Orphan Tain Museum, Bernadette Gaudin and Martha Aubert, are sprucing up around the area in preparation of Saturday’s Orphan Train Reunion Gathering.
Tour Dates: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 2023
It’s time again for the St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery Tours. The theme this year is “Reflections Of Our Past.”
Lafayette Genealogical Society monthly meeting will be Thursday, October 19, 2023 beginning at 6:00p.m., Lafayette Public Library, Southside Branch, 6101 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA.
A female medical field pioneer, Confederate soldiers, pioneer educators, Swamp Pop musicians and the legendary Jim Bowie are among the spirits whose memories will be recreated beginning Saturday evening during the two-weekend Cemetery Tours and Historical Reenactments at the St. Landry Parish Catholic Church Cemetery.
Did you know at one time the St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square in the heart of Opelousas had two beautiful fountains? What happened during the construction of those fountains shocked the whole town. Here is what I learned about those fountains, plus the rest of that story.
Zydeco and Creole accordionist Brandon Ledet leads the Zydeco Capital Jam from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Center, I-49 exit 23, just north of Opelousas. The jam, open to all musicians and fans, celebrates zydeco music in its cradle – St. Landry Parish.
To get information all upcoming October 2023 event, and others, please visit. www.cajuntravel.com
The City of Opelousas will once again offer children a spooktacular time this Halloween season by hosting a fun and exciting Trick or Treat Trail at South City Park. This family friendly event will take place Saturday, October 28, from 4 PM to 6 PM.
November is National American Indian Heritage Month. On Saturday November 4, Chief Cougar Goodbear and members of theCoco Tribe of Canneci Tinne will hold a socia at the Opelousas Museum from 10 a.m. to noon.
Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur was described Thursday night as a man on a mission, whose powerful influence and life lessons still provide an impact 79 years after his death.
On Tuesday, October 24, the Opelousas Museum will showcase books of family history. Family historians are invited to bring their own books to display, discuss, sell and trade.
2023 Sharecropper’s Day sponsored by the Creole Heritage Folklife Center set for September 30th in Opelousas. Click for more information.
Port Allen- Join the West Baton Rouge Museum on Friday, September 15, 2023 from 6 -8 PM for Historical Happy Hour.
Please visit the St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission website to see all events and activities in our area set for September. The link to that website is below:
Where can you find the Michel Prudhomme Home? Where can you find St. Landry Catholic Church? Where can you find Holy Ghost Catholic Church? Where can you find the Old City Hall Building? Where can you find the Venus House? Where can you find the Weir Building? Where can you find Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas? Where can you find the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum, the Opelousas Museum, or the Creole Heritage Folklife Center? Where can you search archives that documents over 200 years of St. Landry Parish history? Click for the answer.
Thursday night’s meeting is our yearly writing workshop. We are indeed privileged to have Dr. Thomas Smith who will be speaking on “how to better write books, how to better publish books and how to better promote your books.”
The Kiwanis Club of Opelousas is pleased to announce its third year Co-Ed Softball Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd, beginning at 8am.
United Way of Acadiana and Acadiana Center for the Arts announce a call for applications to Education Innovation Grants and Arts Grants for Teachers.
Gulf Brew is an outdoor festival along the streets of Downtown Lafayette on Saturday, October 21, 2023, 1-5pm.
Mark your plans to attend the 5th annual Hen Sauce Piquant Cook-off set for September 24, 2023 in Washington, La.
The Original Southwest Zydeco Music Festival season has begun as planners for the 41st event pointed out Thursday afternoon with a kickoff event hosted at the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center in Opelousas.
According to a recent poll conducted by Cheapoticketin, a website that sells concert tickets in the secondary market, Opelousas was voted one of the best hidden gems for live music experience, with two other Louisiana cities among the top 100 rankings.
Join the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival for a pre-party – Media Day-at the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center. The event includes refreshments, music and celebration, “Big Opening of 2023 Zydeco Season.”
Check out the St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission Schedule of Event for August 2023. Click on the following link:
Truck-driving, master accordionist Ryan Perkins returns to the Zydeco Capital Jam from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Center, I-49 exit 23, in Opelousas.
See the latest news and other information for August 2023 from Corridor des Arts.
Kylie Frey, an Opelousas native, made an appearance on “America’s Got Talent” this evening, Tuesday, August 1st on NBC.
Kiwanis Club of Opelousas announced their Annual Banquet will be held on Wednesday, October 11th this year at the Delta Grand on Market Street in downtown Opelousas.
The Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center hosts pre-party for the SW Zydeco Festival.
Please see the following announcement about the next Cenla Author’s Club Meeting:
Most people who have lived some time in Opelousas have heard stories about the old Cedar Lane Club, a famous restaurant and entertainment place during the 1930s to1950s. Much has been written over the years about the old Cedar Lane. But there were other such entertainment places in Opelousas as well. Anyone ever hear of the old Rose Garden Club?
La Table Française takes place Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum at Le Vieux Village, which is located at 828 E. Landry St. in Opelousas. The event is free and all ages and speaking abilities are invited. So grab a cup of coffee and share conversation and fun with other French Read More…
Creole Summer Enrichment Program continues the legacy of passing down generations of skills to young apprentices.
Owned by Senic Batiste and Vanessa Harris-Batiste, the Parlor, located at 221 North Main Street in downtown Opelousas offers a venue that caters to all types of events and entertainment activities.
La Table Française takes place Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum at Le Vieux Village, which is located at 828 E. Landry St. in Opelousas.
A large crowd gathered on Friday evening at Bayou Tech Brewery on the Bayou Teche near Arnaudville for a continuation of Theology on the Bayou.
It was easy on Saturday afternoon to imagine the front porch scene at a Cajun Prairie farm house nearly a century ago and watching couples waltzing to music sung in French.
Photo from the Past: Going through some of my hundreds of photos of Opelousas today I came across this one of Hadley J. Castille in 1980.