August 30- September 2
Lawrence Park, Morgan City
Visit the 84th annual celebration of Shrimp and Petroleum, a free festival held every Labor Day weekend in neighboring Morgan City. This year’s festival highlights include the carnival rides, Children’s Village, Saturday’s Children’s Parade, and Sunday’s Blessing of the Fleet, Mass in the Park, Street Parade and fireworks. Music in the Park will begin Friday night through Monday night, including performances by Category 6 and South 70.
Sept. 8, 3 p.m.
Regional Military Museum, Houma
Enjoy an afternoon concert presented by the South Louisiana Community Orchestra. The orchestra will perform their program “Let There Be Peace on Earth” to celebrate their annual Patriotic Concert under the direction of conductor Glynn “Rip” Dagenhardt. Piano accompaniment will be provided by Sarah Todd with Julianna Korn providing the vocal accompaniment for the title song. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Military and First Responders in uniform are welcome to attend for free.
Sept. 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Enjoy this annual evening with arts, music and wine. Over 75 artists will showcase their creations such as paintings, drawings, photography, jewelry, and woodturnings such as bowls, vases, carved ducks and birds. Artists will be exhibiting at locations along Main Street from Barrow to Canal.
Sept. 21, 1 p.m.
Join friends and family at the 2nd annual RCT3 Benefit for Brooklyn Verdin! Let’s knock this thing out! Enjoy a secret recipe cook-off (teams of four, $100). Teams will compete for People’s Choice Award, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. Entry fee is $20 for adults and children 5-12 years $10. Master of Ceremonies is local celebrity DJ Rhett. Enjoy a high-end sports live auction and live music from Sista Slick 1 p.m. followed by Chase Tyler at 4 p.m. Kids can have fun in the bounce houses and rock climbing. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 22, 2-6 p.m.
Terrebonne Parish Main Library
Get your costumes ready to join the Terrebonne Parish Main Library for their fifth annual Terrebonne Comic Con! Enjoy four hours of celebration filled with costumed superheroes, photo ops, artists, vendors, games, sing-a-longs, performances, and more. This event is family friendly and for all ages. Best of all, it is completely free!
Coco Marina, Cocodrie
Saint Matthew’s Episcopal School hosts their 5th annual back-to-school fishing rodeo to help raise funds for the school. The rodeo features kids and adults inshore and kayak divisions. Adult tickets are $30 and youth tickets (13 and under) are $15. Your ticket purchase includes rodeo entry, plate lunch on Saturday, a chance at door prizes, and the opportunity to join in the after party. Scales are open 12-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Awards presentation will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday. To register, visit fishforsmes.eventbrite.com
Sept. 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bayou Country Children’s Museum
Celebrate Coco the Alligator’s 6th birthday with a Luau Bash! Enjoy games, activities, cake and more! Admission is $8 for nonmembers and $5 for members.
Downtown on the Bayou is back for their 3rd year and ready to pack the streets with local musicians, cooks, runners, crafters and car enthusiasts! Music on Saturday includes Pepper Jelly, Josh Garrett Band, Nonc Nu & da Wild Matous, Darel Gros & High Rollin Band, RouGaRou Too, Ascribe Prise Band, Ruff N Ready, Le Bon Temps and Side Fx. Sunday’s lineup includes Louisiana’s LeRoux, Power House, Nashville South, Tet Dur, Funksway, Moss Point 2.0, SheauxDown, Calling Home and the Cool Whips. Enjoy a jambalaya/pastalaya cookoff on Saturday, along with a 5K race! Festival proceeds benefit our local high school band departments. •