November not only brings the cool weather and holiday vibes, but it’s also bringing lots of community events and gatherings! Amidst a time of plummeting COVID numbers, high-stress times due to the Hurricane Ida aftermath, it is much welcomed to enjoy fellowship, food, music, and good causes for November’s first two weekends!
With so much going on, where to go? No worries, here’s a timeline of what’s happening in the Terrebonne/Thibodaux area!
Terrebonne General Health System along with the Houma Downtown Development Association will host Market at the Marina this Saturday, November 6, from 8 am – 12 pm on the marina across from Terrebonne General. The outdoor farmers market offers our community an opportunity to experience local vendors who produce fresh and healthy food and non-food health items.
After strolling the marina, check out the all-day event starting at 9 a.m. that will include, tailgating, food, drinks, and FOOTBALL. The Market by Rushing Media will begin at 10 a.m. which will be on Main Street in Houma between Lumiere and Fakier. Catch the two games adjacent to Bayou Terrebonne Distillers on the BIG screen; Nicholls vs. McNeese at noon and LSU vs. Alabama kicks off at 6 p.m. The tailgate event is thanks to Buquet Distributing, Hache Grant Association, and various community sponsors and partners! Proceeds benefit the Hache Grant Association to aid in relief efforts.
As a kickoff to Thibodeauxville Fall Festival weekend, dozens of chefs gather in Downtown Thibodaux to compete in a cook-off that showcases Cajun cuisine with local ingredients straight from the bayou. Your $10 admission gets you access to free samples from the cook-off teams and local entertainment as you partake in a true southern block party. The event begins at 4 p.m.
Get ready for the 8th Annual World Famous Bayou Beer Festival! Enjoy hundreds of craft and specialty brews from all of Louisiana’s craft breweries. The event begins at 11 a.m. with Reveille, the National Anthem, and the Pledge of Allegiance. The festival features a homebrew contest that places brewer against brewer for the title of Best Home Brew.
Location: Fletcher Technical Community College | 1407 HWY 311, Schriever, LA 70395
COLONEL ALUMNI: “The Celebration: 50 Years of Nicholls Football History!” is Saturday, November 13th during the home finale vs. the UIW Cardinals. Tour the new Boucvalt Athletics Complex, an exhibit of Nicholls Football History, and a special Alumni Tailgate. The first 100 alumni to RSVP will receive a free ticket to the game, and an exclusive gift package, only available to football alumni. The game starts at 3 p.m.! RSVP by clicking the link HERE!
Junior Auxiliary of Houma will host an afternoon of family fun and Cajun music in Downtown Houma from noon to 5 p.m.! The Turkey Two Step event features Cajun music by The Daiquiri Queens, Cajun Music Preservation Society, and the Cajun Company Band. There will be lots of delicious food and drinks, while the kids can enjoy games and activities. Don’t miss the Turkey Trot, a 2-mile run/walk, and a kid’s fun run. You can register at ttps://jaturkeytrot.eventbrite.com.
Having been delayed due to Hurricane Ida, the Weir Removal Boat Parade will finally take place on Sunday, November 14. The weir that restricted access to Thibodaux is gone and boats can now move freely up and down Bayou Lafourche. The free event is open to the public. The parade starts at 2 p.m. and participants can launch a paddleboard or kayak from the Jean Lafitte Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center or a motorized boat from Leighton Boat Launch in Thibodaux. Spectators and parade participants can enjoy live music at various areas along Bayou Lafourche. Click here for more information and a map of the parade route