• 35th Annual
    The Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival

    “All roads lead to Opelousas, its Zydeco Country”. Celebrate the oldest Zydeco Festival in the Zydeco Capital of the World, Opelousas Louisiana. All held at the Historic Yambilee Festival Grounds, taking you to the heart and roots of where Zydeco music originated.

  • Schedule of Events

    Friday, September 1, 2017- KICK-OFF DANCE Evangeline Downs Casino in Opelousas - (Time- 9:00 pm - until. Official Kick-Off Dance) Traditional Zydeco Artist

    Saturday, September 2, 2017 - ZYDECO PARADE

    • The Parade Lines Up at 8:00AM Hwy 190, Wallior St & Grolee St, Opelousas, travel through Landry St (Downtown Opelousas to Festival Grounds - Local Zydeco Artist, General Public, Party Wagons, Cars, Trucks, Truck/Trailers, RV and Political Showcase your Business, Group, Event and Enter for Fun (see Parade Application)

    Saturday, September 2, 2017 - ZYDECO BREAKFAST Saturday morning – (Time 8:30am to 10:30am) The Opelousas Courthouse Square - Free Admission (Hosted by the City of Opelousas, Zydeco Capital)

    Saturday, September 2, 2017 - BLACK POT COOK-OFF Saturday Morning 8:00AM starting time on Festival Grounds, all food prepared on site and served to Judges at 12:30PM (no exceptions) and Judging present Winner by 1:00PM. First Prize $100 and trophy awarded to 2nd and 3rd

    Saturday, September 2, 2017 - ZYDECO ACCORDION CONTEST The Contest is open anyone that is not a Professional Artist, are welcome to compete Lines Up at 8:00AM on Festival Grounds and Judges will announce Winners on Festival Main Stage During “Grammy Winner”, Chubby Carrier Opening Set Saturday,

    September 2, 2017 35th ANNUAL ZYDECO FESTIVAL Yambilee Festival Grounds, Opelousas, LA (12:00 PM - until, $15.00 Adults Kids $5:00 (Presale for Groups $12)

    Come out and celebrate the Year of Music, fall in Love with Zydeco all over again.“Let’s bring it back to the Zydeco Roots. “