March 29 2021

Celebrate Spring the Cajun Way!

downtown houma

After a year of cancelled concerts, Zoom birthdays, and curbside takeaways, it seems fair to say that we’re all more than a little ready to start having something fun to do again. As vaccines are distributed and COVID-19 restrictions are slowly and safely rolled back in Louisiana, Terrebonne Parish is celebrating the start of spring with two brand new events!

Bayou Terrebonne Boucherie – April 17

cajun food festival

Whether you’re a Houma local or a visitor looking to experience some real Cajun food, the Bayou Terrebonne Boucherie is the event for you. The inaugural event, hosted by Bayou Terrebonne Distillers, kicks off the spring festivities with a celebration of the Cajun way of life and the delicious food Terrebonne Parish is known for. Even better, proceeds from the event will go towards rebuilding the bandstand in Downtown Houma to ensure great community events in the bayou region for years to come.

If you’re wondering what a boucherie is, don’t worry - the tradition is specific to South Louisiana. Dating back for generations, Cajun families would gather to butcher, prepare, and cook a whole hog. It was truly a community event, just as the Bayou Terrebonne Boucherie will be. In this spirit of community, the boucherie will have something for everyone – live music, a white bean cookoff, Cajun Olympics with events like axe throwing and a pirogue race, arts and crafts, and events for kids.

$15 general admission
Children under 5 are free.

White Boot Stroll – May 15

louisiana travel festival logo

The White Boot Stroll is the second new event coming to the greater Houma area this spring. Put on by the Bayou Regional Arts Council, the Houma Downtown Development Corporation, and our team here at the Houma Area CVB, this event celebrates the best of Terrebonne Parish’s arts and culture. Streets will be blocked off in Downtown Houma to allow pedestrians to freely wander in and out of shops and restaurants, which will be paired with local artists and musicians.

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. Kids will especially enjoy Greenwood Gator Farm’s baby alligator petting station at the Waterlife Museum, which will also be open to the public. With good music, good food, and activities for everyone, it’s sure to be a good time.

Free admission