Events in Louisiana's Cajun Bayou | Tour Louisiana

If you’re looking to experience Cajun culture, check out the many annual events in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou.

Just south of New Orleans, Lafourche Parish extends all the way to the Gulf Coast and is a popular destination for outdoor adventurers, foodies, and fisherman.

Whether you’re looking to go fishing in Louisiana or want to attend a unique event like the French Food Festival, there always something going on in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou.

Below are some of the top annual Lafourche Parish events to check out.



Paddle Bayou Lafourche
Take in Bayou Lafourche from the best seat in the house—a kayak or canoe at the annual Paddle Bayou Lafourche. You’ll be treated to beautiful views of the historic bayou and communities of Lafourche Parish as you paddle 52 miles over three days from Donaldsonville to Lockport.
Throughout Bayou Lafourche, LA 70301

Bateau De Bois Festival
Celebrate the best way to experience Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou at the annual Bateau De Bois Festival in Lockport. Eat your weight in crawfish, tour the Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building museum, watch boat-building demonstrations, check out the antique boats, and enjoy live music, Cajun arts and crafts, and the children’s area.
202 Main Street
Lockport, LA 70374

Lockport Food Festival
The Lockport Food Festival is one of visitors’ favorite events in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou for good reason. Music, dancing, carnival rides, and food are all part of the fun.
4484 Highway 1
Raceland, LA 70394


Golden Meadow Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo
Experience the lively fishing in Louisiana scene at the annual Golden Meadow Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo. Bring your entire family or a group of friends and participate in the fishing tournament and cook-off, and enjoy live music, delicious Louisiana seafood, an auction, and much more.
288 Flotation Canal Road
Golden Meadow, LA 70357


La Fete Des Vieux Temps
Scoot a boot to live music, paired with food and drinks, at the annual La Fete Des Vieux Temps, called “The Festival of Old Times.” Enjoy arts, craft booths, rides, a horseshoe tournament, quilting demonstrations, Southern Louisiana folklore, and more all weekend long.
4484 Highway 1
Raceland, LA 70394

Louisiana Gumbo Festival
You’ve heard how delicious authentic gumbo is and now the Louisiana Gumbo Festival in Chackbay (the “Gumbo Capitol of Louisiana”) is your chance to indulge in gumbo galore. Taste from-scratch gumbo of all kinds including sausage, chicken, and seafood. This festival is a local favorite and has been named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeastern Tourism Society, and one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association.
326 Highway 304
Chackbay, LA 70301

French Food Festival
Celebrate the French roots Louisiana cuisine is known for at the annual French Food Festival. Eat specialty dishes to your heart’s content, watch Cajun folklife demonstrations, and dance the day away to live music.
307 East 5th Street
Larose, LA 70373


Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival
Stomp your feet and twirl around the dance floor at the annual Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival. Bring the entire family out for a day of fun and entertainment from the region’s best Cajun music bands. There will be Southern Louisiana food and drinks, and the opportunity to learn about Louisiana’s heritage and culture.
4484 Highway One
Raceland, LA 70394

Big Boy’s Main Street Cook-Off
Big Boy’s Main Street Cook-Off takes over two full blocks of Historic Downtown Thibodaux every November. Enjoy live music and specialty dishes like jambalaya boulettes, shrimp and grits, and charbroiled oysters, whipped up by teams of some of the best cooks in the region.
Downtown Thibodaux, LA 70301

Thibodeauxville Fall Festival
On the second Saturday each November, the award-winning Thibodeauxville Fall Festival attracts thousands of visitors from surrounding states to discover this historic community. One of the top events in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou, this family-friendly festival in Louisiana has live music, arts and crafts vendors, a car show, and their famous Thibodeauxville Duck Race in Bayou Lafourche.
Downtown Thibodaux, LA 70301

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