Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival

YAMBILEE BUILDING ,  1939 W. Landry Opelousas, LA 70570

(337) 290-6048

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Recurring: Recurring on the 1st Saturday of September

Price: Gate opens at 7am Adults $10 | Children 12 years old and under $5

Time: 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM

In 1981, fearful that Creole and zydeco music were dying out, a group of concerned citizens organized the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival. Today, the event features the best in zydeco in addition to some swamp-pop, swing, R&B, and southern soul artists.

Saturday, Sept 1 - Zydeco Breakfast
The Annual Zydeco Breakfast is Saturday morning, hosted by the City of Opelousas. Bring your lawn chair to enjoy live entertainment in a relaxed and charming setting in the heart of downtown Opelousas. Last year’s breakfast included Bloody Mary’s, coffee, Clifton Chenier Casserole, and pancakes. 

Courthouse Square | 8:30-10:30am | Free Admission | 337-948-6262 |

Saturday, Sept 1 - Festival Schedule
10:30am - Zydeco Parade (from the Courthouse on E. Landry to the Yambilee building)
TBA - Black Pot Cook-off begins. Free samples
TBA - Judges are served. Awards are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

Yambilee Building | Gate opens at 7am | Adults $10 | Children 12 years old and under $5