Lafourche Parish Events & Festivals

Lafourche Parish is known for amazing food, unique music, and great entertainment. Our many events throughout the year feature these aspects all wrapped up into one memorable experience. 

Taste some delicious Cajun food at one of the more than 25 fairs and festivals celebrating everything from heritage to music to food. We embrace the joy of living year round at events including Mardi Gras, Thibodeauxville, the French Food Festival, and Louisiana Gumbo Festival where you can enjoy the sounds of live music and the thrill of carnival rides. 

There's always something to celebrate on the bayou!

Cajun Music Jam

June 20, 2016 to June 13, 2017
Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center
314 St Mary St Thibodaux, LA 70301

The Cajun Music Jam happens every Monday 5:00-6:15 pm at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center. Guests are immersed in the experience of the bayou through authentic Cajun music and lyrics and are encouraged to sing and dance along.

Anyone is invited to bring an instrument and play along with local musicians or just enjoy!

Lafourche Central Market

February 12, 2017 to February 25, 2018
4484 Hwy 1 Raceland , LA 70394
(985) 805-0400

Shop for local produce and goods at this local market. Open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center Boat Tours

March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017
314 St. Mary Street Thibodaux, LA 70301
(985) 448-1375

Cruise into the past and join National Park Service rangers for special voyages on Bayou Lafourche. Experience the rich cultural heritage of the ED White Plantation Home and learn about the cultures of the first settlers in the area. Tours are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

David Greely Concert- Cajun Music

March 31, 2017
Jean Lafitte Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center
314 St. Mary Street Thibodaux, LA 70301
(985) 448-1375

Celebrate Cajun music with legend David Greely at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center. This concert is free and open to the public from 5:30-7:00 pm.

Lockport Main Street Market Bayouside Arts and Crafts Show

April 1, 2017
Lockport Main Street
Lockport, LA 70374
(985) 532-5909

Browse through clothing, jewelry, pottery, lawn ornaments, and more. A large food court will offer generous food and beverages. 

Art at St. John's

April 1, 2017
St. John Episcopal Church
718 Jackson Street Thibodaux, LA 70301
(985) 447-2910

Enjoy a fine arts showcasing local artists, food, music, and children's activities. 

Leeville Arts & Heritage Festival

April 1, 2017
Oak Ridge Park Pavilion
Golden Meadow, LA 70357

Enjoy a shrimp boulette and cracklin cooking competition along with crafts, Cajun food, and live music. 

Thibodaux Downtown Steppin' Out Fashion Show

April 6, 2017
The Foundary on the Bayou
715 West 1st Street Thibodaux , LA 70301
(985) 413-9886

This fashion show will feature local shops and boutiques showing off the latest fashions for the spring. Enjoy live music, cocktails, and a runway show.

Boiling on the Bayou

April 8, 2017
Cut Off Youth Center
205 W 79th St Cut Off, LA 70345
(985) 632-7616

Live music, dancing, and all the crawfish you can eat for $20. Starts at 10:30 am.

Kids Under the Oaks

April 8, 2017
ED White Historic Site
2295 Hwy 1 Thibodaux, LA 70301
(985) 447-0915

An art festival for children, this event features hands on art activities, performances, community demonstrations, story time, and Easter Bunny meet and greet. Food will be available. Admission is $1.00 and event is open from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  

Lockport Food Festival

April 21, 2017 to April 23, 2017
Lockport Fair Grounds
710 Church Street Lockport, LA 70374
(985) 532-3117

Known as the swamp pop extravaganza with music, dancing, food, and carnival rides. 

Bateaux De Bois Festival

April 29, 2017
Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building
202 Main Street Lockport, LA 70374
(985) 532-5106

Features the art and craft of traditional boat building.  Includes an alligator display, pirogue race, storytellers, museum tours, cultural demonstrations, and local vendors. Enjoy a mix of great Cajun food.

Laurel Valley Spring Festival

April 30, 2017
Laurel Valley Plantation
595 Highway 308 Thibodaux, LA 70302
(985) 447-5216

Features arts and crafts show with cultural demonstrations including antique engines and boat building at the historical Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation. Kids can feed farm animals, and the museum will be open. Food and drinks will be served. 

Thibodaux Fireman's Fair

May 4, 2017 to May 7, 2017
1101 Tiger Dr Thibodaux, LA 70301
(985) 446-3247

The largest volunteer fire department fair in the country featuring rides, live entertainment, parade, and Cajun food. Band headliners include Candlebox and Dylan Scott. 

Bayou Cajun Fest

May 12, 2017 to May 14, 2017
Larose Civic Center
307 East 5th Street Larose, LA 70373
(985) 693-7355

Live music, carnival rides, and delicious Cajun food. Features a craft market, fresh caught seafood cook-off, and Sunday brunch with Chef Randy Cheramie of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. 

Mud Bug Boil-Off

May 13, 2017
Downtown Thibodaux
Thibodaux, LA 70301
(985) 587-3000

Enjoy live music, crawfish, and a live auction in historic Downtown Thibodaux. Admission is $10.00. All proceeds benefit the Thibodaux Police Department, Lafourche Parish Children's Advocacy Center, and Thibodaux Main Street. 

Gheens Bon Mange' Festival

June 2, 2017 to June 4, 2017
1783 Hwy 654 Gheens, LA 70355
(985) 532-6587

Enjoy this Cajun festival with a car show, auction, live music, food, and more. 

Cajun Heritage Festival

June 2, 2017 to June 4, 2017
Larose Regional Park and Civic Center
307 East 5th St. Larose, LA 70373
(985) 693-7355

A hunter’s dream, the Cajun Heritage Festival showcases a decoy show and live auction, plus carving demos, duck calling contests, Cajun food, vendors and raffles. This festival celebrates the Cajun heritage of Lafourche Parish.

Let Freedom Ring Festival

July 4, 2017
Peltier Park
Peltier Park Drive Thibodaux, LA 70301
(985) 446-5237

This festival celebrates Independence Day with music, Cajun food, and fireworks.