Spring has Sprung in St. Landry Parish

Springtime in South Louisiana means irises in bloom and cypress trees sprouting, festivals nearly every weekend and the start of thoroughbred horse racing season. Crawfish fields dot the countryside for a few more months and the local boiling huts continue to serve up the tasty crustaceans.

In St. Landry Parish, we live our culture with festivals that showcase our long standing traditions, like our Cajun and zydeco music, dancing the two-step and waltzes and celebrating the simplest ingredients in our cooking.

Spring is a popular time for antique and yard sales that stretch from town to town, along some of the most scenic roads you will find. Farmers Markets return and home gardeners can’t wait for the annual Celebration of Gardens and Herbs, held each May in Sunset, LA.

The scenic roads that connect the quaint little communities also attract cyclists at this time of the year. The festival on wheels “Cycle Zydeco” is a favourite and enjoyed by folks from all over the country. Paddling has also taken off with the designation of Bayou Teche as Louisiana’s first National Water Trail. Extending over 130 miles from Port Barre to Berwick, Louisiana, this historic waterway once served as the lifeline for the little towns that border its banks. The Bayou Teche Brewing taproom is another great reason to visit as the accolades continue for this great locally produced product.

To plan your trip, visit cajuntravel.com or call 877-948-8004.