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December 2018

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - December 31 @ 8:00 pm
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The Lighting of the Village

Le Vieux Village Heritage Park, 828 East Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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Lighting of the Village at Le Vieux Village Heritage Park in Opelousas

The City of Opelousas is going to light up Le Vieux Village Heritage Park! The first Friday of December the lights come on and the kick-off party begins with food, music, and activities for kids. Click the button below to learn more.

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December 15 LQHBA Breeders Derby Final

Evangeline Downs, 2235 Creswell Lane
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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Racing at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana

Are you feeling lucky? If so, head to Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino for the LQHBa Breeders Derby Final. The fastest accredited Louisiana-bred foals will compete! Click the button below to learn more.

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December 15 @ 5:45 pm LQHBA Louisiana Million Final

Evangeline Downs, 2235 Creswell Lane
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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Racing at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana

The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association will host a seven-figure race, the Louisiana Million Final, at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino. This event features ten finalists from the trials in November. Click the button below to learn more.

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January 2019

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am
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Annual Gumbo Cook Off

Yambilee Buildnig, 1939 West Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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Gumbo Pot

In Louisiana, we argue about who's got the best gumbo more than we do politics or religion! Here's your chance to decide who's is best at the Annual Gumbo Cook-Off, a festival and fundraiser hosted by the Gumbo Foundation. Click the button below to learn more.

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February 2019

February 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am
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Annual Here’s the Beef Cook-Off

Yambilee Ag Arena, 1939 West Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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$15.00

Calling all carnivores, foodies, and chefs! You get to be the food critic at the Annual Here's the Beef Cook-Off in Opelousas, Louisiana. The first Sunday in March, pit masters and area chefs prepare their best beef dishes. Click the button below to learn more.

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February 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm Annual Taster’s Choice

LSUE, 2048 Johnson Highway
Eunice, LA 70535 United States
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$25

This culinary event takes place just before Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. It's a culinary competition and celebration in which participants get to enjoy good food and good wine before Lent begins. During the event sample dishes, enjoy drinks at the cash bar, and hear live zydeco music. Click the button below to learn more.

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March 2019

March 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - March 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm Eunice Mardi Gras Celebration

Free
Mardi Gras in Eunice, Louisiana

This unique five-day celebration is not your typical idea of Mardi Gras with beads and doubloons. In Eunice, Louisiana, festival goers chase chickens, dance in the street, romp around in silly costumes. Click the button below to learn more.

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March 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm Sunset Mardi Gras Parade

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Mardi Gras Mask

It's carnival time! Bring your gear and set up on the parade route in Sunset, Louisiana. Click the button below to learn more.

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March 2, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - March 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm Annual Opelousas Parade & Chicken Run

Yambilee Buildnig, 1939 West Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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Lil' Nate & The Zydeco Big Timers

Every year, Lil' Nate and his zydeco "krewe" host a huge party during Mardi Gras weekend in Opelousas, Louisiana. Get your dose of zydeco music and experience a traditional chicken run. Click the button below to learn more.

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March 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Eunice Lil’ Mardi Gras

The Eunice Recreation Complex, 461 Sittig Street
Eunice, LA 70535 United States
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$10.00
Eunice Lil' Mardi Gras Parade

Kids can do Mardi Gras too! At Eunice Lil' Mardi Gras, children ages 1-14 get to participate in a Mardi Gras run, a chicken chase, and parade in downtown Eunice. Click the button below to learn more.

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March 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am Annual Lundi Gras Boucherie

Lakeview Park & Beach, 1717 Veterans Memorial Highway
Eunice, LA 70535 United States
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Lundi Gras Boucherie at Lakeview Park & Beach in Eunice, Louisiana

This culinary event features chefs from across the southern part of Louisiana. The Lundi Gras Boucherie takes place the Monday before Mardi Gras day at Lakeview Park & Beach in Eunice, and guests get to sample an array of Cajun dishes including boudin, cracklin, stew, stuffed ponce, and more. Live music is available all day and night in the dancehall! Click the button below to learn more.

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March 5, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run

Northwest Community Center, 501 Samuel Drive
Eunice, LA 70535 United States
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$30.00
Courir de Mardi Gras and chicken run in Eunice, Louisiana

Looking for something new and exciting this carnival season? Check out the traditional Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run in Eunice, Louisiana. This Mardi Gras celebration is nothing like parades you see in the city, but instead, a procession of people in whimsical costumes, romping around the countryside. Click the button below to learn more.

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March 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Annual World Championship Crawfish Étouffée Cook-Off

Northwest Community Center, 501 Samuel Drive
Eunice, LA 70535 United States
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World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-Off in Eunice, Louisiana

Taste Louisiana at the World Championship Crawfish Étouffée Cook-Off! This event features professional and amateur cooks vying for the title of "World Champion." You get to be the judge and sample a variety of étouffées. Other crawfish dishes will on-site like crawfish boudin and crawfish bisque. Click the button below to learn more.

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April 2019

April 6, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm Top of the Teche VII

Leonville Boat Launch, 131 Mistric St.
Leonville, LA 70551 United States
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$40
Paddling Bayou Teche in Leonville, Louisiana. Photo by Bayou Teche Experience

Top of the Teche is a 7.7-mile race for kayaks, canoes, pirogues and SUPs from Leonville to Arnaudville, Louisiana. There are 15 classes to choose from and competitors will vie for trophies. The six divisions include Men, Women, Mixed, Boys, Girls, and Mixed Youth. Click the button below to learn more.

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April 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - April 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm Old Schoolhouse Spring Semi-Annual Antique Fair & Yard Sale

Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall, 123 S. Church Street
Washington, LA 70589 United States
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Old Schoolhouse Semi-Annual Antique Fair in Washington, Louisiana

Spend the weekend in historic Washington at Louisiana's most highly anticipated antique fair, The Old Schoolhouse Semi-Annual Antique Fair & Yard Sales. This sale features over 200 vendors on six acres of land, just outside of the Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall. The Antique Mall features 40,000 sq.ft of antiques in an air-conditioned two-story schoolhouse built in 1934. Click the button below to learn more.

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