Evangeline Parish

Cajun food, Cajun tradition, Cajun fun

Evangeline Parish is a hub for Cajun tradition. Experience authentic foods such as gumbo, boudin, smoked meat, and everything in between. In Evangeline Parish you can enjoy our beautiful parks for camping, hiking, or fishing. You will also find some of the most well stocked antique and thrift stores in our region! We have so much to offer with small town charm. Visit Evangeline Parish - experience cajun culture!

July Calendar of Events

1st-31st•Evangeline Parish Library, Monthly Parish-wide Activities – 337.363.1369. Check out website for information on activities and programs at

10th•Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte – Bird Hike, 9AM. For more information call 337.363.6289. 

10th•Basile Town Park & Pig Barn, Basile – Community Day, 8AM - Midnight, For more information call 337.432.6692. Events taking place consist of co-ed incrediball tournament, live music all day, fun jump and slide, free throw contest, tug of war, face painting, balloon artist, and other activities.

10th•Lakeview Park, Eunice – Julian Primeaux on the Beach, 4PM–6:30PM. For more information, call 337.457.2881.

17th•Lakeview Park, Eunice – Baret Fritz & Toshia Hailey on the Beach, 4PM–6:30PM. For more information, call 337.457.2881.

24th•Lakeview Park, Eunice – Hippie Daze Band on the Beach, 3:30PM–6:30PM. For more information, call 337.457.2881.

10th, 17th,  24th & 31st •Fred’s Lounge, Mamou – Live Music, 9AM – 1:30PM – Cajun Band

24th•Drouet Park, Turkey Creek – Back to School Bash, 10AM – 6PM. There will be a waterslide, dunking booth, a DJ, face painting, K-9 demonstration, fire trucks by Ward Five Fire Department, a coloring book giveaway, and food.

31st•Lakeview Park, Eunice – Caden Gillard Band on the Beach, 4PM–6:30PM. For more information, call 337.457.2881.


  • Be sure to enjoy some time at these hot spots this summer:

  • Crooked Creek Recreation Area – Open seven days a week from 10 AM - 7 PM. $4 entry fee per person. Located just north of Pine Prairie at 1300 Sandy Beach Drive, Ville Platte. 337.599.2661

  • Lakeview Park & Beach – For beach hours and rates, visit or call 337.457.2881. Located south of Mamou at 1717 Veterans Memorial Highway, Eunice.

  • Chicot State Park, Ville Platte – Splash Pad, Open: Tuesday – Sunday from 8 AM – 8 PM. $3 entry fee. Free for children 3 & younger and adults 62 & older. For more information, call 337.363.2403.



French Conversations- KVPI 92.5 - La Tasse de Café Tune-in to "La Tasse de Café” in the mornings from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM for LIVE talk with callers in Frenglish! 337-363-2124

Upcoming Events

  • Mamou Cajun Music Festival
    Sep 17, 3:00 PM CDT – Sep 18, 10:00 PM CDT
    Mamou, 516 Main St, Mamou, LA 70554, USA
    The Mamou Cajun Music Festival is a two-day music festival presenting local Cajun musicians to the public.
  • 67th Louisiana Cotton Festival
    Tue, Oct 19
    Northside Civic Center
    Oct 19, 5:00 PM – Oct 24, 5:00 PM
    Northside Civic Center, 704 N Soileau St, Ville Platte, LA 70586, USA
    Carnival rides, music and more.
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Get in Touch

306 West Main St., Ville Platte, LA 70586, USA

P.O. Box 331, Ville Platte, LA 70586

(337) 224-3693

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