City of Opelousas Tourism
Visitors to this lovely old city will be delighted by the architecture, the shaded streets, the wonderful cuisine and, of course, the music. Named the Home of Zydeco Music, Opelousas is also the birthplace of the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier.
Tour the city during the day, stopping along the way to sample everything from homemade boudin and cracklins to the luxurious Cajun and Creole dishes. End your day with an evening of dancing at one of the area's zydeco or Cajun clubs. Or experience Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino featuring thoroughbred and quarterhorse racing.
And remember, each year, on the Saturday before Labor Day, thousands attend the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival in Plaisance, on the outskirts of Opelousas. Since 1982, this one-day festival of Creole music and culture attracts visitors from throughout the United States and the world.