St. Landry Parish, located just a short drive north of Lafayette, is home to deep Cajun and Creole culture. The towns of Opelousas, Eunice, Grand Coteau, Arnaudville and more, offer rich culture and history that comes from the diverse people who have called the area home — Acadian, Creole, French, African, Spanish, Italian and Native American people. 

The area's incredible zydeco and Cajun music scene fills the air during jam sessions and Fais-do-do Barn Dances and can be found at the many events and festivals such as the Sweet Dough Pie Festival (Oct. 27th). And in between music sets you will want to fill up on gumbo, cracklins, boudin and catfish which are just a few of the flavors you can savor at the many restaurants. Also take some time to experience the beautiful nature around the Bayou Teche waterway and the area’s forests where hiking, hunting, kayaking and fishing are abundant.

St. Landry Parish is so packed with culture and things to do that the Louisiana State legislature designated four capitals in the area: Eunice - Prairie Cajun Capital; Opelousas - Zydeco Music Capital; Sunset - Rubboard Capital; Grand Coteau - Sweet Dough Pie Capital.

Plan your trip today and start making your #OnlyLouisiana memories.

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Additional Trip-Planning Resources

For more information on St. Landry's attractions, things to do, restaurants and destinations, visit these local tourism sites.