Creole Festival gets underway in Opelousas

OPELOUSAS, La (KLFY) – In St. Landry Parish, the city of Opelousas is gearing up for thousands to turn out to the 24th annual Creole Festival.

The festival got underway Friday evening on the grounds of the Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

Festival events include: gospel under the tent, a 5k one mile walk or run, a health fair, and the big parade on Sunday.

Festival organizer, Lena Charles, says about 20 booths will be set up on the festival grounds.

“When they come out they’re not only going to be able to get that traditional Creole food that they expect, but they’ll be able to get it faster, meet their friends, and just have a good time,” said Charles.

The festival grounds will be open until 10 p.m. Friday and then once again reopen Saturday at 10 a.m.

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