2020 Mardi Gras Events Near Opelousas, LA

This year, Mardi Gras is coming up fast — the end of February. Residents of Opelousas are gearing up for the longtime Louisiana tradition of going all out for Fat Tuesday. Here’s a few recommendations for joining in the fun.

Downtown Opelousas

Celebrating at the local Delta Grand Theater means you don’t have to drive far. For just $5 at the bar, guests can enjoy food, drinks, and live Cajun and Creole music from 7 PM to 10 PM on February 25th.

St. Landry Parish

Also located near Opelousas, the Mardi Gras events at St. Landry Parish celebrate regional zydeco culture with fiddles and accordions. Join in with the trail ride and chicken chase, and enjoy live music.


Only a short distance away, Lafayette offers the traditional Courir de Mardi Gras event with costumes, parades, king cakes, and balls with a king and queen. The festivities this year begin as early as Valentine’s Day!

Cajun Field

Also in Lafayette, Cajun Field is the site of Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette every year. This is a street festival with vendors, music, games, food, and other activities. There’s even a children’s parade for the little ones.

If you need a new vehicle to help you laissez les bon temps rouler for Mardi Gras, contact us at Sterling Buick GMC. We’ll be happy to help. 

Local Christmas Events in Lafayette Your Family Will Love

If you live in or near South Opelousas, you’re a short drive away from Lafayette, LA. Here are a few local Christmas events in Lafayette that will get you in the Christmas mood this holiday season.

Noel Acadien au Village

Stop by Acadian Village in Lafayette from 5:30-9 p.m. any evening from Nov. 30 – Dec. 23 to experience their annual tribute to Christmas. Noel Acadien au Village features fun activities for all ages. Witness more than half a million lights making animated displays. Enjoy live entertainment, snack on warm food, and get some holiday shopping done. Young ones can go on carnival rides and get a picture with Santa to commemorate the night.

Christmas at Couret 2019

Explore life at Couret Farms at this free, outdoor holiday event on Dec. 14 from 6-9 p.m. Children can participate in age-appropriate activities and take pictures with Santa. Adults can browse the wares of pop-up shops, while soaking in the sounds of live entertainment. Bring lawn chairs and blankets if you want a place to sit and take it all in during the festivities. Onsite food and drinks will also be available for purchase.

Downtown Candlelight Christmas

Mark your calendar for a magical evening in downtown Lafayette on Dec. 19 from 6-7 p.m. Held at Parc International, this event will feature a night of caroling and Christmas readings, while you sip on hot cocoa and light candles with other residents to celebrate togetherness. It’s the quintessential way to celebrate Christmas with your community.

We here at Sterling Buick GMC wish you and your loved ones Happy Holidays. Remember to contact us for any of your vehicle service needs, whether your auto needs an oil change or new brake pads.