Events in Houma | Tour Louisiana

From one of the biggest Mardi Gras celebrations in Louisiana to art festivals and fishing tournaments, Houma has it all.

This lively southern Louisiana town, located where Bayou Terrebonne and the Intracoastal Waterway meet, is known for its culture and hospitality, a little thing locals call “Cajunicity.”

When you want to experience an authentic side of the Bayou State, look no further than Houma.

Check out some of the top annual events in Houma so you don’t miss out while you’re here.

 


January

Annual Southern Louisiana Boat, Sport, & RV Show
Don’t miss this three-day boat and RV show that features more than 100,000 square feet of boats, RVs, water skis, resort info, fishing gear, and more.
346 Civic Center Boulevard
Houma, LA 70360


February

Houma Mardi Gras 
One of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in Louisiana, Houma Mardi Gras includes a dozen parades with colorful floats and costumes, marching bands, arts and crafts, games, music, and food. The multi-week festivities run from early to mid-February.
Houma, LA 70360


April

Annual Chauvin Folk Art Festival
Enjoy art, food and live music at this annual event held at the Chauvin Sculpture Garden. The festival is free and open to the public, with a picnic and a traditional blessing of the fleet all part of the fun.
5337 Bayouside Drive
Chauvin, LA 70344


May

Houma Oilman’s Fishing Invitational
This annual fishing event and tournament boasts an impressive 3,000 participants each year. In fact, it’s the largest saltwater fishing rodeo in southern Louisiana. Participation is limited to qualifying oilfield and related industry personnel, and entry forms are available on the tournament’s website.
Cocodrie, LA 70344

Stomp'n on da Bayou
Bring your dancin’ boots and an appetite for the annual Stomp’n on da Bayou Music Festival. Listen to live music, pair delicious Cajun food with cold beer, shop the selection of crafts, and enjoy a day out in Houma.
4694 West Main Street
Houma, LA 70360


July

Independence Day Celebration
Houma’s Fourth of July party lets you celebrate Independence Day, Cajun style. Loaded with family-friendly fun, live entertainment and Cajun food, the event ends with a special fireworks show.
346 Civic CenterBoulevard
Houma, LA 70360


August

Terrebonne Sportsman’s League Fishing Rodeo
One of the most prestigious fishing tournaments in Louisiana, the Terrebonne Sportsman’s League Fishing Rodeo sees anglers complete in more than 35 categories.
Houma, LA 70360


September

Craftin’ Cajuns Craft Show
Browse through dozens of local artists’ work at the Craftin’ Cajuns Craft Show, featuring vendors from around the area. You’ll find the perfect gift to take home!
346 Civic Center Boulevard
Houma, LA 70360


October

Voice of the Wetlands Festival
When it comes to the best in Cajun cuisine, music, arts, and crafts, look no further than the Voice of the Wetlands Festival. Each year, the main stage lights up with musical acts while the region’s top artists come together to showcase their works. The event offers an ideal way to get a taste of Louisiana culture all in one place.
5407 West Park Avenue
Houma, LA 70360

Rougarou Festival
What better way to get into the Halloween spirit than by celebrating southern Louisiana’s legends? The infamous Rougarou is a mythical creature from Cajun folklore with the head of a wolf and the body of a man. Although you likely won’t run into one at the festival, you will enjoy the parades, live music, costume contests, and more.
7910 Park Avenue
Houma, LA 70364


November

Southdown Marketplace Arts and Crafts Festival
This one-day arts and crafts festival is held each year at one of the area’s most well-known historical spots, Southdown Plantation. Shop more than 300 local and national vendors selling their unique, hand-made works of art, including everything from jewelry and clothing to garden items and artwork.
1208 Museum Drive
Houma, LA 70360

Bayou Beer Fest
Ready to expand your craft beer palate? Fill your glass at the annual Bayou Beer Festival held at the historic Southdown Plantation. Sample new and exotic beers, savor local bites, and take in all the stellar musical entertainment.
1208 Museum Drive
Houma, LA 70360


December

Ala Bayou Terrebonne Christmas Boat Parade
There are Christmas parades, and then there’s the Ala Bayou Terrebonne Christmas Boat Parade. Kick back and watch as boats decked out with Christmas lights cruise down Bayou Terrebonne with all the festivity of the holiday season.
4313 LA-24
Bourg, LA 70343

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