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…
The 1st Annual Tangled in Tinsel shopping event had great success.
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…
See what’s coming up in St. Landry Parish this November by checking out CajunTravel.com. 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…
Sweet Dough Pie Festival at Grand Coteau drives the crowds as local vendors sell out!
The Love Project aims to create a community-based effort that is building relationships focused on making Ward 1 a safer and better place to live.
J.S. Clark Annual Alumni Celebration
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.”
It was a grand evening at the Delta Grand theatre on Wednesday as the Opelousas Kiwanis Club held its first Kiwanis Banquet: “Spicing Up” Our Investment in the Community.
Opelousas High School’s Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2023, starting at 5:00 PM and concluding at approximately 7:00 PM. The parade will begin at Opelousas City Hall on North St., proceeding down Main St. to Burteaud St., and concluding at South City Park.
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.
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.
The 2023 October election fervor continued Tuesday night, as state and local Democratic Party candidates spoke during a St. Landry Parish Federation of Democratic Women-sponsored candidate forum held at the Opelousas Civic Center.
The Opelousas Main Street organization will meet on Thursday of this week (October 5, 2023) at the Tourism Office in Le Vieux Village at the east entrance to the city. The social part begins at 5PM, with the meeting starting at 5:30PM. The public is invited to attend.
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.
The Rotary Club Auction begins this evening at 6PM and continues until 10PM. Click on the image for info on where you can watch.
To get information all upcoming October 2023 event, and others, please visit. www.cajuntravel.com
A rice and gravy cook-off benefit for Rusty Jesclard will take place this Saturday, September 30th at the Ag Arena.
Click to go to a link to the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events.
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.
Lafayette Genealogical Society Meeting
Date – SEPTEMBER 21 (Thursday), 2023 — Time – 6:00 PM
Location – Southside Library Auditorium (6101 Johnston St.)
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.
The Opelousas Main Street organization will be meeting today at 5:30 in Le Vieux Village.
September 21st – Meeting Start 5:30pm – Opelousas Tourism Office
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.
St. Landry Parish Animal Control announces their upcoming Community Day, a special event dedicated to celebrating “Adopt a Dog Month” and supporting Bissell’s “Empty the Shelter” initiative. This event will be a day of family-friendly fun, furry companionship, and community engagement.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Opelousas Downtown Development District Meeting Date and Time: Friday, September 22, 2023, at 9:00 am
Meeting Place: 5367 I 49 S. Service Road, Opelousas, LA 70570
St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission to Meet Tomorrow – September 21, 2023.
It was a night of elegance as guests dressed up and came out in support of the mission to spread love and be the spark for mothers and babies in our community.
Epiphany Opelousas will once again be welcoming the community to its Pumpkin Patch this October.
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).
It was an undoubtedly bizarre if not somewhat entertaining Week 2 for St. Landry Parish high school football.
Saturday, October 28, 2023, is the annual event “Visiting the Past”, sponsored by the Town of Washington Cemetery Foundation. The Washington Cemetery Foundation’s primary means of honoring these historical burial properties and providing financial support for their care, maintenance and improvements.
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.
Monthly Zydeco Capital Jam highlights the roots music of St. Landry Parish.
Click on the image to get information from the St Landry Chamber of Commerce about upcoming September events and activities.