Celebrate the season with festive light displays as you trek your way through the Bayou Country Light Trail! While many houses are decorated for the holidays, we heard that the houses along this trail really put on a show! So, grab some hot chocolate and hit the road to view the best twinkling lights around…


Explore the streets and historic buildings of Downtown Houma, and you’re sure to discover unique galleries of murals and street art that reflect our bayou region. Each mural adds character with a flare of authentic Cajun culture. Whether commissioned by a business or part of a larger project, each mural adds color and character to…


It’s a holly jolly time of year to visit Louisiana’s Bayou Country for festive events, local gift shopping and to eat, drink and be merry!   December in Terrebonne Parish is jam-packed full of events for the entire family! Bring the kids to tour the beasts of the bayou with Da’ Cajun 12 Nights Before…


What starts a movement? Is it one person’s ability to impact those around them? Is it activating the power we all possess to make a positive difference in the world? For TARC, the movement began 60 years ago and was pioneered by a family who forever changed many lives and significantly propelled our community forward….


Mark your calendars! The Bayou Country Christmas Toy Drive Distribution Event will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., or until toys run out, at the Explore Houma Visitors Center located at 114 Tourist Drive in Gray, Louisiana. Explore Houma has been collecting toys to bring a little Christmas…


With so many delicious ways to serve up crawfish throughout ‘Tails’ season – pies, gumbos, pasta, nachos, and more – we’ve got a lot of ground to cover to show you our favorite crawfish and seafood dishes!   Mr. Po-Boy You’ve got to try this Louisiana staple – the fried shrimp po-boy! Stuffed with fried…


Houma was named after the Native American tribe who settled here, the Houmas Indians. The word houma or ouma means “red” in the tribe’s language, which referred to the sun or possibly to their war emblem, the crawfish. Most of the pioneers who came to Terrebonne migrated from the Mississippi River, down Bayou Lafourche and Bayou Terrebonne. There was an…


Houma and the communities of Terrebonne Parish are deeply rooted in authentic culture, are home to some of the most mouthwatering Cajun cookin’ you can get your hands on, and offer a diverse and wondrous landscape to explore. Looking to plan a day trip to Louisiana’s Bayou Country but not sure where to start? Don’t…


This Veteran’s Day, let us pause and salute the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces and honor the tremendous sacrifices they and their families have made to preserve our freedom. To our veterans residing in Terrebonne Parish, and to the veterans who travel from near and far to…


Did you happen to catch the new logo at the top of the newsletter? That’s right! We have changed our name to ‘Explore Houma’ and implemented a new logo to reflect it. We are excited about this change and look forward to letting you know all about what’s happening here in Louisiana’s Bayou Country as…