St. Landry Parish, LA

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in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

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  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park's Mardi Gras Parade

    5400 Levee Rd
    St. Martinville, LA (SEE MAP)

    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

    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

    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)

    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

    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.

    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.


  • Acadian Memorial

    121 South New Market Street
    St. Martinville, LA 70582 (SEE MAP)

    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 Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 4:00 pm.  Monday for scheduled group tours only.

  • African American Museum

    South New Market Street
    St. Martinville, LA 70582 (SEE MAP)

    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.

  • Downtown Historic District

    St. Martinville (SEE MAP)

    Offers guided group tours in historic downtown St. Martinville.  Call for information on scheduling and prices.

  • Duchamp Opera House & Mercantile

    200 South Main Street
    St. Martinville, LA 70582 (SEE MAP)

    Open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.  Built circa 1830, the historic opera house earned St. Martinville its nickname, "Le Petit Paris".  Fully restored, the street level features St. Martinville's official gift and souvenir shop, as well as a regional art gallery, showcasing internationally known local artists and one of a kind gifts.  The second level features a live theater which home to the Evangeline Players (  

For more information:

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