Fun For the Family | March 2019

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EVENT CALENDAR

CAJUN JAM

Join the Cajun Music Preservation Society as they host a jam session of traditional Cajun music.
March 6, 6 p.m.
Gina’s at the Legion, Thibodaux



JAZZ IT UP SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

The Jazz It Up Seafood Festival will showcase cooking teams competing in two categories for People’s Choice award and a cash prize: crawfish and shrimp. There will be kids activities, craft vendor booths, a bake sale, and a silent auction. Live music will feature local bands Caniacs, Rougarou Too and Nonc Nu & da Wild Matous. Awards will be announced at 4 p.m. Money raised from this festival will go toward costs for Terrebonne High Crimson Pride Band members to represent the state of Louisiana in the Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C. on July 4, 2019. Tickets for this all—you—can eat seafood festival are $25 at the gate; ages 6-12, $10; ages 5 and under are free. The event is being presented by the Crimson Pride Band Boosters, in partnership with the Krewe of Hercules.
March 9, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hercules Pavilion, Houma Airbase

JAMBALAYA WRITERS’ CONFERENCE

Writers from across generations guide new and practiced writers at this 16th annual event. Enjoy keynote presenter Beatriz Williams, along with romance writer Carolyn Brown, conference favorites David Middleton, Johnnie Bernhard, and Alys Arden, horror aficionado Dacre Stoker, WWL-TV news anchor Sheba Turk, suspense novelist Erica Spindler, and more. Friday night’s preconference event at 6 p.m. introduces Houma native Ken Wells and offers a sneak peek into his latest book. Conference fee is $35 in advance and $40 at the door; students get in for $10.
March 9, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Terrebonne Parish Main Library

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DOWN THE BAYOU

Friends of Bayou Lafourche will again host St. Patrick’s Day on the Bayou, Thibodaux’s only St. Patrick’s Day event. The event includes 1 & 3 mile paddle races, and cardboard & duct tape boat dashes. Following the water activities, participants and spectators can enjoy great cuisine served by several food vendors while listening to live music. Music includes Russ Cheramie and Soul Survivors.
March 16, 2:30-10 p.m.
First Street, Thibodaux



“RACE FOR THEIR FUTURE” RACE FEST

Join the MAX Charter School for their 11th annual “Race for their Future” 5K Race Fest, which includes a 1 mile fun run and a 5K run to benefit the students at MAX. Raffle tickets are available for purchase for the grand prize, a Disney vacation. There will also be food, drinks, games, bounce houses, live music, a silent auction, and a Cajun cook-off. Cost is $30.
March 16, 8 a.m.
Peltier Park, Thibodaux

PAJAMA ART AND PIZZA PARTY

Parents, enjoy a night out while your children ages 5-12 have fun at an art and pizza party! Event cost is $35 and includes art supplies, pizza, snacks and drinks.
March 22, 6:30-9 p.m.
Brushworks Art & Music Academy, Houma

SUPER COOPER 5K

The 13th annual Super Cooper 5K/1-Mile race raises money to assist families whose newborn is seriously ill and must be admitted into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at TGMC. Music and refreshments, including jambalaya and Pinocchio’s pizza, await runners post-race, as well as a bounce house and free laser tag for kids 14 and under. Cash prizes for Top 3 Overall Male and Top 3 Overall Female 5K finishers.
March 23, 7 a.m.
Pinocchio’s Playhouse, Houma


MOVE IT FOR MILLIE

The 2nd annual Move It For Millie will feature a 5K and fun run as well as a dance-a-thon! All proceeds go to the Turner Syndrome Foundation on behalf of Millie Raelynn Benoit, who lost her battle with Turner Syndrome at 27 weeks gestation.
March 23, 7:30 a.m.
Peltier Park, Thibodaux

ROUX FOR A REASON

Delicious gumbos will be vying for the prize of “Best” at this unique cook-off event. The non-profit organization Roux for a Reason seeks to raise money for Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center’s Early Bird Mobile Screening Bus, which provides our community with free cancer screenings. Music provided by Bandit. The Kids Corner includes inflatables and face painting. The entry fee for the family-friendly event is $15.
March 23, 12-4 p.m.
Southdown Plantation, Houma

PAINT THE TOWN

Join in the fun as runners paint the town in this family friendly 5K color run to support our Bayouland YMCA. Runners, walkers and strollers are welcome! Registration is $35.
March 30, 4 p.m.
Bayouland YMCA



IRISH ITALIAN PARADE

Starting at Cannata’s on Westside Boulevard, this annual parade rolls through the streets of Houma, showering attendees with a bounty of beads, fresh fruit and vegetables.
March 31, 12:30 p.m.
Westside Boulevard to Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma

ROCKIN’ FOR ROBBIE

Dance the day and night away at this 3rd annual music festival hosted by Sigma Sigma Sigma of Nicholls State University. The day also includes a jambalaya cook-off, boutique sales, and a kids zone. Proceeds benefit The Robbie Page Memorial Fund to aid play therapy efforts. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $25 for VIP, which includes admission, a t-shirt and jambalaya tasting. Teams wishing to participate in the cook-off may do so for $100.
March 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Harold J. Callais Recreation Center, Thibodaux