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Weekend-long Holy Ghost Creole Festival kicks off in Opelouas on Friday

Posted at 5:17 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 22:19:14-04

Opelousas will be hosting the Holy Ghost Creole Festival starting on Friday and continuing through the weekend.

November 1, 2019, kicks off with gospel music and good food for Holy Ghost Catholic Church. The festivities will continue through Sunday with a 5k run and local food vendors Free music entertainment will feature zydeco bands and other singers.

A parade will take place on Sunday, November 3. The route runs from Landry Street all the way to Union. Spectators may bring lawn chairs or a blanket to enjoy the parade.

Pastor Lambert Lein encouraged residents, "This is a family oriented event, so just come out and enjoy this time with one another...this is a moment where we can really show who we are as Creole people."

In October, Holy Ghost Catholic Church began celebrating its 100 year anniversary. The church kick-started it's year long celebration with a mass, live music and food on October 13.

Events will be happening throughout the year to honor the church's history completing in October 2020. The celebration is not only for parishioners but members of the local and surrounding communities.

A schedule of the weekend's events can be viewed below:

Friday, November 1st

10am - Fried Fish Dinners start to sell.

4pm - Grounds Open

7pm - Gospel Music

Saturday, November 2nd

8am - 5k Run/ 1 mile fun walk

10am - Grounds Open

Music by D.J. Cisco & D.J. Xtradanaire

7pm - Jeremy Fruge & the Zydeco Hot Boyz

Sunday, November 3rd

10am - Grounds Open

12pm - Creole Festival Parade Begiins

3pm - Lil Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step

6pm - Creole Festival Raffle Drawing