January 2, 2024

Goodbye 2023. Hello, 2024!

As we look back at 2023, we are filled with gratitude and pride for what we’ve achieved. It’s been a year that not only rebounded from past challenges like Hurricane Ida but also set new benchmarks for what we can accomplish as a premier tourism destination. Our calendar was packed with successful events and festivals, celebrating the unique spirit and traditions of the Bayou region. We move forward with great optimism, ready to welcome the future and continue to offer a world-class experience to all who visit Louisiana’s Bayou Country.

Before we close the book on 2023, let us reflect on some of the inspiring chapters, noteworthy causes and defining moments of the last year.


Explore Houma Presents Bayou Arts Fest Featuring Voice of the Wetlands

Explore Houma merged the White Boot Stroll with Bayou Arts Fest and VOW to bring one massive festival surrounding arts and culture. Explore Houma Presents Bayou Arts Fest Featuring Voice of the Wetlands featured two musical stages, incredible food and unique bayou-themed art.


 Cache de Crawfish GeoTour

With most of the original caches destroyed by Hurricane Ida in 2021, Explore Houma relaunched all new caches that are unique and themed to our Cajun culture as the only GeoTour in Louisiana and one of 50 worldwide!


One Tank Trip

Explore Houma partnered with WWL-TV’s Great Day Louisiana to film a One Tank Trip segment highlighting the adventures you can take around Terrebonne Parish on tank of gas.


Louey Awards

Houma took home TWO of the coveted Louey Awards at the Louisiana Travel Association’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans! The Rougarou Fest was awarded the 2023 Louey for Festival/Event of the Year and the Hache Grant Association, Inc. was honored with the 2023 Community Partner of the Year Award!


Louisiana Goes Lonestar

Representing the Bayou Country Crawfish TrailJason Derouen, also known as the ‘Cajun Ninja’, was one of 17 top Louisiana chefs that headed to Dallas to feature the state’s unique flavors in several of the area’s top restaurants.



Emancipation, the movie starring Will Smith and filmed at Ardoyne Plantation began streaming on Apple TV.