Lagniappe Events Calendar – week of April 24
La Fete du Monde
The Town of Lockport hosts this annual festival of good eats over the course of three days. Enjoy live music, food, rides, games and more. Music line-up includes Clustafunk, Category 6, Tet Dur, Sheauxdown, Chase Tyler Band, Nonc Nu & da Wild Matous, and Pepper Jelly. A 5K is held on Saturday and an auction is held each day.
April 26-28, Church Street, Lockport
Relay for Life
Relay for Life of Terrebonne Parish is ready to celebrate at its annual relay in support of American Cancer Society with this year’s theme “Relay says Bye-U to Cancer.” The event features food, games, prizes, silent and live auctions, and live music including a closing performance by Karma. Admission is free and open to the public.
April 27, 3 p.m.-12 a.m., Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center
Thibodaux Firemen’s Fair
The Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Dept. holds their 135th annual fair to raise money for their department. The fair features top musical acts including Category 6, Fuel, Jo Dee Messina and Royal Blugarou featuring Wayne Toups. Enjoy pay-one-price rides every day and some of the best food around. In addition, Saturday features a 5K and Sunday features the Firemen’s Parade and auction.
May 2-5, Thibodaux Firemen’s Fairgrounds
Enjoy a homemade glass of delicious lemonade as local children learn about owning their own businesses during Lemonade Day. The Houma Lemonade Day event will take place at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library. In Thibodaux, the “lemonaders” will be set up at the Thibodaux Firemen’s Fairgrounds, coinciding with the end of the fair’s 5K race. Guests can enter the grounds near Parish Road.
Houma: 9 a.m. – noon, Terrebonne Parish Main Library
Thibodaux: 8:30-11 a.m., FiremEn’s Fairgrounds
HC Warrior Run
Join Houma Christian School for their 3rd annual Warrior Run. This run welcomes all fitness levels, from the avid runner to the casual walker. This will be a stroller friendly course. The 5K begins following the 1-mile Fun Run at 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the school and local missions.
May 4, 6-9 p.m.
Houma Christian School, Houma
CASA of Terrebonne Crawfish Boil-off and 5K
The idea for the boil-off came up when a few men, who were sitting at Southdown Bar, were arguing over who could boil the best tasting crawfish. Herman Courville and Amos Mosely decided to have a contest and invite people to compete for the best tasting crawfish and the Annual Crawfish Boil-off was begun. The event has grown over the years to include a 5K (begins at 7 a.m.), live music (begins at 11 a.m.), live auction (at 2 p.m.) and fun for the kids. Crawfish sales begin at 11 a.m.
Courtyard by Marriott, Houma
Derby on the Bayou
The Foundation of TGMC hosts Derby on the Bayou, a fundraising event where participants can celebrate the Kentucky Derby with a mint juleps, a bourbon tasting and a grandest hat contest. Proceeds go towards the purchase of Wellness on Wheels, a mobile health unit that can provide services for our entire community. Contact Catherine Straatmann Robichaux at 985.873.4603 for more information.
May 4, 2-6 p.m.
Orange Grove Plantation, Houma
GOTR Trivia Night
Girls on the Run Bayou Region presents their Inaugural Trivia Night fundraising event. Teams are available for $150 per team of six individuals. The event also features a half and half cash raffle, a pick-your-prize raffle, concessions and a cash prize for the winning team.
May 4, 6 p.m.
Evergreen Cajun Center
St. Gregory Music Festival
The St. Gregory Music Festival is a fundraiser for St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic School in Houma, Louisiana. This wonderful family event is filled with music, food, crafts, and both silent and live auctions! The event opens with the Royal Run, a 5K race, at 8 a.m.
May 4, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
St. Gregory school grounds, Houma
Join the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center for the 2019 Rougarou Ball as they select this year’s queen and honor Mr. Reggie Dupre for his service to the preservation and restoration of coastal Louisiana. Tickets are $65.
May 4, 6-10 p.m.
Houma Municipal Auditorium
St. Bernadette Catholic School presents the 3rd annual Panda Palooza, a fundraiser for the school. This year, Panda Palooza is going to the Tropics! Come dressed I nyour best tacky tourist or luau attire; shorts and flip flops are encouraged! There will be music, food and fun along with a live and silent auction.
May 4, 5:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Grand Bayou Noir, Houma
PoV Pop-Up: Summer Arts Stroll
May’s PoV Pop-Up Party brings together art, music and food for an evening of Summer Fun! We invite you to join us for a Summer Arts Stroll in Town Center at Acadia Plantation in Thibodaux. Local artists will have their works hosted in galleries inside the businesses of Rue Colette. Artist sponsors include Meyer Financial Group and Parish Wealth Partners. Live music includes local favorites Harley Talbot and Kerry Thibodaux. Food trucks will line the streets of Rue Madeleine for your dining pleasure. For more information such as artist details, please visit www.povpopup.com.
May 10, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Acadia Plantation, Thibodaux
TFAE Run for Excellence
The 19th annual TFAE 5K Run for Excellence is back with a 5K, Kids Fun Run, Food Fest, Kid’s Corner, and Live Music, all for one price! Fun Run will start at 5:30; 5K at 6 p.m. After the race, join in the Food Fest and celebrate with The Flamethrowers! Visit tfae.org for more information.
May 11, 6-10 p.m.
La Bonne Terre Festival
Maria Immacolata Catholic Church and School present their 2nd annual fundraising festival. The day will offer Cajun food, rides and games, a silent auction and more. Live music will be featured from area bands including Tet Dur and Front Reaux. Funds raised will go towards building a new school on the church grounds.
May 18, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Maria Immacolata Catholic Church Fairgrounds, Houma
Bubba Dove Fishing Rodeo
Cast a line at the 11th annual Bubba Dove Fishing Rodeo. There are inshore, offshore, and children’s categories. Tickets are $30; cost includes rodeo entry, entry into the door prize drawing, including a $1,000 cash drawing, a shirt, and food and soft drinks during scale times. All proceeds benefit charitable causes aimed at restoring the Gulf Coast, the promotion of education to those less fortunate, and other important local causes.
May 30-June 2
Falgout Canal Marina, Theriot
Strong Heart Trail Trot: Brooklyn Beating the Odds
This no frills 2-mile trail jog has the sole purpose of raising funds for a member of our community. In the event’s 5th year, they are helping Brooklyn, age 9, to continue her quest in overcoming the odds. This young lady has come so far, but still has several surgeries ahead of her. She is also in need of a service dog. This event is hosted by the Cooper Life Fund.
May 31, 7 p.m.
Southdown Trail System, Valhi Blvd., Houma