Opelousas, Louisiana

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Opelousas, Louisiana, USA

Entertainment & Events in Opelousas, Louisiana

Night Life

  • Slim's Y-Ki-Ki
    8471 Highway 182
    Opelousas, LA 70570
    337-942-6242
    Slim's is one of the most popular Zydeco dance halls in the state, attracting the top bands and visitors around the world.

  • Offshore Lounge
    322 Perry Drive
    Opelousas, LA 70570
    Located in Lawtell, 5 Miles West of Opelousas
    337-351-2404
    Popular Zydeco accordionist and bandleader Roy Carrier runs this dance hall and also lives nearby. There is a Zydeco jam every Thursday and dances on weekends. more

  • Frank's Bar
    603 East Landry Street
    Opelousas, LA 70577
    337-407-2288
    This local hangout has been around for over 50 years. Catch the karaoke on Wednesday nights and live music on Saturday nights.

Festivals & Fairs

  • Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Musical Festival
    Zydeco Park
    Plaisance, LA 70570
    Located 7 Miles North of Opelousas
    337-942-2392
    Leading up to the annual Zydeco Festival, you can enjoy a ball, fun run and 5k race, a jam session, and a kick-off dance. The best bands from across Acadian perform on stages set in the middle of the Cajun Prairie. Creole food, kid's games, and arts & crafts booths will also be on hand. Held in September. more

  • Zydeco Extravaganza
    Evangeline Downs Race Track and Casino
    318-234-9695
    Held the last weekend in May, this is the biggest event on the Zydeco calendar. Twelve hours of continuous Zydeco music featuring South Louisiana's best bands can be heard. more

  • Opelousas Spice and Music Festival
    828 East Landry Street
    Opelousas, LA 70570
    Located at Opelousas' South City Park
    337-948-5227
    Celebrating the distinction of being the “Zydeco Capital of the World” and the “Spice Capital of Louisiana,” this annual festival features spices, food, arts, crafts, cooking demonstrations, cook-offs, pepper eating contests, a parade, and carnival rides. Held in June. more

  

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