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Holiday Festivities Kick Off in St. Landry Parish

The Holiday season has officially kicked off this post-Thanksgiving weekend with several festivities that took place around the parish including holiday-themed local markets and two lighting events. Saturday evening the Courthouse Square unveiled the Nativity scene for its 70th year, featuring local vendors and a photo opportunity with jolly Saint Nick! The town of Grand Read More…

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Port Barre Celebrates 37th Annual Cracklin Festival with New Division

The aroma of fried cracklins and the sounds of Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco music filled the air from Veterans Memorial Park in Port Barre for the annual Cracklin Festival. The Cracklin Cook-off is the highlight of the 3-day event, showcasing local vendors’ culinary expertise as they compete for the bragging rights for the best cracklins Read More…

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St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission November Events

See what’s coming up in St. Landry Parish this November by checking out From the 29th Annual Holy Ghost Catholic Church Creole Festival & Parade, to the Port Barre Lion’s Club Cracklin Festival, there’s a ton of information packed into their Gumbo Guide Newsletter. See the latest newsletter for November events and subscribe here: Read More…

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Spirits Speak Again During Cemetery Tours

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.

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Business Was Popping in Downtown Opelousas on Saturday

Merisa Edwards, owner of Grayson’s Closet hosted a Fall Pop-Up Shop event at Sophisticated Look at La’Bellevue in downtown Opelousas on Saturday. The event showcased 17 local vendors inside and outside the venue, serving food plus good vibes with music for guests to enjoy as they shopped.

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A Visit with a New Jersey Friend

A local Opelousas restaurant was the setting for my most recent meet with St. Landry Now publisher Mrs. Carola Hartley and her husband Tim. This wasn’t a typical meeting, however. I was introduced to her friend and a former colleague from New Jersey, Chris Kline who decided to stop in for a visit. Also joining us was Ms. Wanda Juneau of Back in Time.

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St. Landry Parish Government Unveiling Program Set for Tuesday, September 19, 2023 in Opelousas.

We’re thrilled to invite you to a truly historic event! St. Landry Parish Government is delighted to announce the unveiling of the beautifully restored St. Landry Courthouse and new bell display on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 10:00 AM, right at the Courthouse Square (118 South Court Street, Opelousas, LA).