What To Do?

in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

A Variety of Activities Awaits You

Use the menus below to select an activities and location to suite you.


FESTIVALS

  • Christmas on the Boulevard & Christmas Parade

    St Martin de Tours Church Square, St. Martinville (SEE MAP)
    337-394-9404
    337-228-2784
    http://www.stlucyfestival.com/

    A Holiday Celebration for the entire family in Historic St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church Square in the historic downtown St. Martinville.  Food, Arts & Crafts, Music, Mass, Christmas Parade, Storytelling in French, all leading up to the Lighting of the Church Square at sundown.  Christmas Parade runs along Main Street at 2 pm.

  • Fire & Water Celebration - Le Feu et l'Eau

    11510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy
    Arnaudville, LA (SEE MAP)
    337-453-3307
    http://www.fireandwaterfestival.org

    Fire & Water Le Feu et l'Eau Rural Arts Celebration.  11 am to 11 pm.  NuNu Arts and Culture Collective, 1510 Courtableau Road (LA Highway 93) and Downtown Arnaudville. Food, Music & Art 

  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park's Mardi Gras Parade

    5400 Levee Rd
    St. Martinville, LA (SEE MAP)
    888-677-7200
    337-229-4764
    http://crt.state.la.us/parks/ilakefaus.aspx

    Always held the Saturday before Mardi Gras.  Offers float decorating, mask making and a Mardi Grad Parade for families. The parade starts at 2 p.m., bring your beads and join in the fun! 

  • National Day of the Acadians

    121 South New Market Street
    St. Martinville
    337-394-2258
    http://www.acadianmemorial.org/news.php

    August 15th is the National Day of the Acadians, Commemoration of the Acadian Deportation.  The Acadian Memorial celebrates this day with a day of relaxation and education will with lectures, story telling, film, theater and a reception.

  • Parks Cracklin Cookoff

    Rousseau Poche Memorial Park
    Parks, LA
    Adley Theriot at 337-288-3509
    Clint Laviolette at 337-230-1860
    http://parkscracklincookoff.com/index.html

    In Memory of Mark Dore
    Food, Music, Fun for Entire Family
    $5000 Raffle Giveaway
    Friday Night Fais Do Do 7:00 pm till
    Saturday:  Registration for Cookoff $20 entry fee for two man team.  Music & Area Local Bands All Day.
    Saturday Night Fais Do Do.  For more information call Adley Theriot at 337-288-3509 or Clint Laviolette at 337-230-1860.

  • Pepper Festival

    Evangeline Oak Park
    St. Martinville (SEE MAP)
    337-394-9396
    http://www.pepperfestival.org/

    Music, Arts & Crafts, Pepper Hot Sauces, Cajun Food, and the World Famous Pepper Eating Contest in the afternoon!!!!!  Proceeds from this festival benefit children's charities and programs sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of St. Martinville.


  • Shake Your Trail Feather Festival

    Parc des Pont de Pont Breaux along the Bayou Teche,
    Breaux Bridge
    337-277-4645
    http://techeproject.org

    Annual Shake Your Trail Feather Festival, sponsored by The Teche Project.  Live music, food, educational/promotional exhibits and there will be a crafts area for kids. A kayak raffle will take place at 4 pm. TECHE Project Merchandise and memberships will be sold to raise funds, and food and beverages will be available as well.

  • Tour du Teche Canoe Race

    Canoe Race from Bayou Courtableu in Port Barre to the bank of the Atchafalaya River in Berwick.
    http://tourduteche.com

    Tour du Teche is an annual 135 mile race for canoes, kayaks and pirogues the entire length of Bayou Teche.  In its third year, the race attracts some of the fastest boats and paddlers in the world but also appeals to the recreational paddler who love to challenge themselves.  Each night, the towns along the Teche offer the chance to engage in our Cajun way of life, through food, song and dance. Always held first weekend in October.


HERITAGE

  • Acadian Memorial

    121 South New Market Street
    St. Martinville, LA 70582 (SEE MAP)
    337-394-2258
    http://www.acadianmemorial.org

    Honors the Acadian exiles who found refuge in Louisiana.  Special tribute is shown through a mural of audio interactive, Wall of Names, Eternal Flame and the Nova Scotia Deportation Cross Replica. Audio Tours available in English and French.  Open daily 10 am to 4:30 pm.

  • African American Museum

    South New Market Street
    St. Martinville, LA 70582 (SEE MAP)
    337-394-2250

    The African-American Museum tells the story of the arrival of the Africans and the development of the free people of color community in Southwest Louisiana.  The museum interprets their struggles, adaptations and contributions, with particular emphasis on the Attakapas District during the 18th and 19th centures.  It outlines the rise and fall of slavery and the economic struggles faced by the free people after the Civil War.  Open daily 10 am to 4:30 pm.

For more information:

St. Martin Parish Tourist Commission
337-442-1597 or 888-565-5939
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