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A Cajun Man’s Swamp Tours and Adventures

Captain Billy Gaston conducts each tour through scenic bayous, showing birds, turtles and alligators. Cajun Man tours are held on a comfortable 49 passenger, covered vessel. Tours take place Monday – Saturday at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. Alligators fed daily on tour. Call for reservations.

251 Marina Drive
Gibson, LA 70356

(985) 868-4625

Ala Bayou Terrebonne Christmas Boat Parade

A Christmas boat parade that begins at dusk in Bayou Terrebonne at Bourg Volunteer Fire Station. Local pleasure boats decorate with Christmas lights and parade down the bayou to the Humble Canal Bridge. People gather along the sides of the bayou to watch the parade. Families gather and light fires lining the bayou sides.

Bourg Volunteer Fire Station
4317 LA-24
Bourg, LA

985-209-1771

https://explorehouma.com/do/festivals/

Annie Miller’s Son’s Marsh and Swamp Tours

Enjoy Mandalay Wildlife Refuge, marsh, swamps, bayous and wildlife. Learn about Alligator Annie. Call for reservations. No credit cards.

3718 Southdown Mandalay Road
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 868-4758

http://www.annie-miller.com

Ardoyne Plantation

Tour times: Tues.-Sat. 9:30am, 11:30am and 2pm.

Step back in time with this historic tour of a grand scale Victorian gothic sugarcane plantation. Although the mansion was not built until 1888, it has been continually lived in by the original builders family for 6 generations and contains ALL original family furniture, china and plantation memorabilia. Ardoyne Plantation house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as possibly the largest and most elaborate example of Rural Victorian Gothic Architecture in the state of Louisiana.

2678 Highway 311
Schriever, LA 70395

(985) 804-2271

http://www.ardoyneplantation.com

Bayou Terrebonne Boucherie Festival

Join in for a day of food, festivity, and teamwork. In addition to mounds of pork, there will be a white bean cookoff, live music, and the now-famous Cajun Cup (a series of bayou-themed competitions).

Downtown Houma
8043 Main Street
Houma, LA

https://explorehouma.com/events/

Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum

Museum honoring the economic, social and historical culture of Terrebonne Parish. Cajun band performs on Tuesdays from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

7910 Park Avenue
Houma, LA 70364

(985) 580-7200

http://terrebonnewaterlifemuseum.org

Cajun Jam

Join us on the second Wednesday of every month at C’est Bon Café to enjoy delicious food and the unique musical stylings of the Cajun Music Preservation Society and local favorites that will make you want to tap your toes.  All ages welcome!

6pm – 8pm

* Event subject to change. For more information visit: https://bayouarts.org/portfolio_page/cajun-music-preservation-society/

1687 Grand Caillou Road
Houma, LA

Cast Iron Cookoff Crawl

The Houma Rotary Cast Iron Cookoff presented by Transech LLC features 30+ cooking teams serving their best dishes cooked in cast iron cookware. For just a small admission fee, you can taste everything, vote for your favorite, and support a great cause!

All event proceeds benefit the many local service projects of the Rotary Club of Houma, including education, leadership, and veteran projects in our community.​

In addition to delicious food, the Cast Iron Cookoff will have live local music, a Cast Iron Crawl throughout downtown Houma, and local artists displaying their work. You don’t want to miss this fabulous event!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cast-iron-crawl-tickets-516768888657

Downtown Houma
7856 Main Street
Houma, LA

https://houmarotary.org/castiron/

Chauvin Sculpture Garden & Nicholls State University Art Studio

Named as one of the Top 25 Most Amazing Sculpture Gardens in the World by BestValueSchools.com. http://www.bestvalueschools.com/25-most-amazing-sculpture-gardens-in-the-world/ The garden has more than 100 concrete sculptures and is open from dawn to dusk. Free to the public.

5336 Bayouside Drive
Chauvin, LA 70377

(985) 594-2546

https://www.facebook.com/ChauvinSculptureGarden/

Craftin Cajuns Craft Show and Marketplace

Visit lobby sponsors and shop with over 200 vendors at Craftin’ Cajuns at the Barry P. Bonvillain Civic Center in Houma, LA.

Barry P Bonvillain Civic Center
346 Civic Center Blvd
Houma, LA

985-850-4657

https://www.houmaciviccenter.com/craftshow/

Down the Bayou Shrimp Tours

Learn the ins and outs of the seafood industry from this multigenerational family business. View shrimp boats and nets, learn about safety regulations, walk through the processing plant and freezers and finsh with a delicious, fresh seafood meal from Kim’s Suga Shack.

Available upon reservation: Call 985-257-1200 to book today.

8238 Grand Cailliou Rd.
Dulac, LA 70353

(985) 257-1200

http://downthebayoushrimptours.com/

Downtown Art Gallery 630

Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00am-4:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm.

Original art by local artists. Located in the heart of Houma’s Historic District.

630 Belanger Street
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 851-2198

http://terrebonnefineartsguild.org

Downtown Houma Markers Market at the Library

Located at the Terrebonne Parish Library parking lot to the right of the front entrance every Tuesday (weather permitting) from 3pm to dark.

151 Library Drive
Houma, LA

985-876-5861

https://www.facebook.com/DowntownHoumaMakersMarket/

Finding Our Roots African American Museum

Celebrating African-American history in Terrebonne, Lafourche, and St. Mary Parishes.

Hours of operation: Mon-Sat 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

918 Roussell Street
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 855-9202

Greenwood Gator Farm and Tours

See large alligators at a live show. Catch and hold baby alligators and learn about the art of alligator hunting. Open 7 days a week. Tour times at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Call for reservations. Credit cards accepted.

125 Gator Court
Gibson, LA 70356

(985) 804-0744

http://www.greenwoodgatorfarm.com

Hammonds Cajun Air Tours

Located at Houma-Terrebonne Airport. Take off using swamps and bayous as your runway. See birds, alligators, deer, shrimp boats, oil rigs and Indian mounds. Open daily. Credit cards accepted.

194 Aviation Road
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 876-0584

Houma Downtown Christmas Festival

The annual Christmas parade starts at Terrebonne High and rolls down Main Street. From there, it will turn right on Barrow and end at the corner of School Street.

A tree-lighting ceremony follows in the Courthouse Square, Main and Church streets.

Downtown Houma

985-873-6408

https://www.facebook.com/houmadowntownchristmas/

Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne

Le Petit is Houma’s only live theatre house. The Theatre is listed on the Louisiana Historic Registry.

7829 Main Street
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 876-4278

https://houmalittletheatre.com/wordpress/

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:00pm; Saturday – Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm.

LUMCON operates from the DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie. Includes educational exhibits focusing on Louisiana’s coastal resources. The marine center is open for self-guided tours.

8124 Highway 56
Chauvin, LA 70344

(985) 851-2800

http://lumcon.edu

Luminate Houma Downtown

Free concert! Bring your Chairs and enjoy the essence of local musicians and artists showcasing their talents.

Next to Lumiere Blues and Jazz Bistro.

See our events calendar for dates.

7913 W. Main St.
Houma, LA 70360

985-873-6408

https://explorehouma.com/events/

Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge

The Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge is a 4,212 acre refuge composed of freshwater marsh and Cypress-Tupelo Swamp. The refuge is only accessible by boat and provides excellent habitat for waterfowl, wading birds and neotropical songbirds. A one mile walking trail is available to the public from dusk to dawn.

3599 Bayou Black Drive
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 853-1078

http://fws.gov/mandalay

Market at the Marina

Monthly Farmers Market, Downtown Houma Marina
1st Saturday Each Month
8am – noon

8226 E Park Ave
Houma, LA

https://www.facebook.com/MarketAtTheMarina/

Maw Maw Walker and Tailgate

Put on your Muu-Muus and walk away the blues! As we endeavor to build our community back, we are coming together to celebrate our resolve, and more importantly, each other! 100% of proceeds to benefit revitalization efforts Downtown Houma! Another event not to be missed!

Event by Hache Grant Association, Inc.

Bayou Terrebonne Distillers
8043 W Main Street
Houma, LA

https://www.facebook.com/events/bayou-terrebonne-distillers/maw-maw-walker-tailgate/586750169559566/

PAC Kayak Rentals

Owners Eddie and Lisa Mullen offer kayak rentals and guided kayaking excursions in the beautiful Pointe-Aux-Chenes area.

179 PawPaw Ct.
Montegut, LA 70377

(225)573-4085

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1215754451773518/

Pirate and Boots Festival

Keep Terrebonne Beautiful will hold a celebration in conjunction with Keep Louisiana’s Beautiful Love the Boot Week. The celebration will have vendor booths, music, activities for kids, and food. Of course, we have a Jean Lafitte look-alike contest and a treasure hunt. The purpose of the event is two-fold. First, we want to celebrate our bayou heritage and keep our area clean. Second, we will be raising money to further the mission of Keep Terrebonne Beautiful.

Downtown Houma Marina
8228 Park Avenue
Houma, LA

https://www.facebook.com/events/downtown-houma-marina/pirates-boots-festival/311196134391260/

Pointe-Aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area

With 35,000 acres of wetlands, this area is composed primarily of freshwater wetlands and provides an important habitat for wintering waterfowl of the Mississippi Flyway. From its two birding decks, visitors can see year-round resident wildlife including white tail deer, otter, alligators and diverse bird species. It is also home to nesting rookeries of heron, egret and bald eagles. Public boat launch available.

2951 Hwy 665
Montegut, LA 70377

(985) 594-5494

http://wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2790

Regional Military Museum

Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00am-4:00pm. Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm.

The museum is a living history of the area’s rich military past. Vehicles really run and weapons really fire. The library acts as a place of research for both family military history and educational instruction. Veteran volunteers offer first-hand accounts of their service.

1154 Barrow Street
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 873-8200

http://regionalmilitarymuseum.com

Rougardou Fest

7910 Park Avenue
Houma, LA

985-580-7289

https://rougaroufest.org/

Southdown Marketplace Arts and Crafts Festival

Southdown Marketplace is a One-Day Artison Craft festival that features more than 300 local and national vendors with unique hand-made products including jewelry, clothing, wood crafts, original art, garden items, seasonal items & more!

Southdown Plantation
1208 Museum Drive
Houma, LA

985-581-0154

https://southdownmuseum.org/marketplace/

Southdown Plantation & Terrebonne Museum

Hours: Monday – Friday  10:00am-4:00pm

Southdown Plantation House is a 19th century manor house, slave quarters, gift shop, and worker’s cabin! FREE mini-tours to all visitors. Credit cards accepted.

1208 Museum Drive
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 851-0154

http://southdownmuseum.org

St. Patrick’s Day on the Bayou

Whether you’re looking to embrace your Irish roots, or you just want to don your greenest attire and have a bit of fun, we’ve got you covered this St. Patrick’s Day!

It’s no secret that in Houma, we enjoy our festivals and parades. No holiday goes uncelebrated here, including St. Patrick’s Day. Houma’s St. Patty’s Day festivities honor the long-standing history of Irish Americans in Terrebonne Parish and celebrate their many contributions. So put on your best green and get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day—Bayou Country style!

West Main
Barrow Street Route

985-688-2026

https://www.facebook.com/irish.italianparade.3/

Sunrise Bud and Burger Championship

This annual Rotary Club of Houma Sunrise Bud and Burger Championship is our fundraiser for the bicycles we give away at Christmas every year. Come taste the best burgers around while listening to great music. Think your burger is the best around? Come compete in one of our three categories: Restaurant, Corporte, Backyard Grillers.

Southdown Plantation
Buquet Pavilion
1208 Museum Drive
Houma, LA

985-804-3949

Terrebonne Folklife Culture Center

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.

Dedicated to preserving Cajun culture, the center offers classes on Cajun dancing, cooking, crafts and decoy carving.

317 Goode Street
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 873-6545

TFAW Run for Excellence and Cajun Food Festival

TFAE’s 5k Run for Excellence and Best of the Fest presented by Terrebonne General Health System will have more entertainment and pre-race activities than ever before.

TFAE’s 5k Run for Excellence and Best of the Fest is scheduled this spring . There will be a pre-race second-line, battle of the high school bands, live music, and The BEST OF THE FEST food competition.

Downtown Houma
7910 Main Street
Houma, LA

985-868-5881

https://www.runforexcellence.com/

The Houma Golf Club

9-hole golf course. Open daily, 7:30 a.m. until dark. Hours vary by season. Call for tee times on weekends. Walking player $9 per person per 9. Riding player $15 per person per 9. No credit cards.

6433 Alma Street
Houma, LA 70364

(985) 868-5051

Volumnia Farms

1828 Robert Ruffin (RR) Barrow purchased the property from James Bowie in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, near the town of Houma. This property would later become Residence Plantation, named so because RR owned many plantations but Residence Plantation was where he resided. Residence Plantation has been continually owned and operated from that time until present by the same family, making it one of the oldest, if not the oldest, family owned business in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.

8951 Park Ave.
Houma, LA 70363-3780

(985) 414-2284

http://volumniafarm.com

White Boot Stroll

Celebrate the best of Terrebonne Parish’s arts and culture at the White Boot Stroll in historic downtown Houma. In addition to having the chance to buy locally made products and art, guests will also enjoy live music, art installations, photo opportunities, special promotions from restaurants, and more. At this community-wide block party, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

317 Goode St
Houma, LA

985-868-2732

https://www.louisianatravel.com/events/cultural-events/white-boot-stroll-2023

Wildlife Gardens

Walk through a live cypress swamp. Small alligator farm with small to large alligators and a 110-pound loggerhead turtle. Nature trails. Bed and breakfast cabins available in the swamp. French-speaking host. Gardens open Tues-Sat. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. No credit cards.

5306 N. Bayou Black Drive
Gibson, LA 70356

(985) 209-9677

http://www.wildlifegardens.com