Fairs and Festivals

Let the good times roll! Or as we like to say in the bayou, “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” Life’s a party, and Bayou Lafourche is all about the celebration.

Kicking off the season with the incomparable Mardi Gras season, there are dozens of festivals celebrating everything from heritage to music to food, as we embrace the “joie de vivre” (joy of living) throughout the year.

Monday July 4, 2016
No gate fee

The annual "Let Freedom Ring Festival" is being held at Peltier Park on Friday, July 4th beginning at 8 AM. Download the flyer

The free festival is sponsored by the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc., the Lorio Foundation, and the City of Thibodaux. Festivities include:

  • 8:00 AM: Park Opens - bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs and barbecue pits
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Music by Soul Survivors
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Opening Ceremony
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Auction
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Music by Soul Survivors
  • 9:00 PM: Fireworks

All Are Welcome!

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!>

Peltier Park
East 7th St.
Gene Richard
Friday September 23, 2016 to Sunday September 25, 2016

Food, carnival rides, & music for all ages.  

Friday 5pm-12am, Saturday 10am-12am, Sunday 11am-5pm.

Cut Off Youth Center
205 W. 79th Street
Cut Off
(985) 632-7616
Saturday October 1, 2016

Enjoy 15 local bands, food, craft booths, auction, and "Kid's Zone". Door prizes will be given. 

Oakridge Park
Hwy 3235
Golden Meadow
(985) 691-6115
Friday October 7, 2016 to Sunday October 9, 2016

Called the "Festival of the Old Times", the La Fete Des Vieux Temps festival features Cajun music, food, and dancing. Browse through craft shows and enjoy carinval rides. 

Lafourche Central Market
4484 Hwy 1
(985) 665-5005
Friday October 14, 2016 to Sunday October 16, 2016

Enjoy Cajun food, music, dancing, and carnival rides at teh 45th Annual Louisiana Gumbo festival. There is a 5K walk/run on Saturday, October 15 and a live auction on Sunday, October 16.

Chackba/Choupic Fair Grounds
LA Hwy 304
(985) 633-7789
Sunday October 16, 2016

This event features an arts and crafts show, Cajun lunch, sweets, cultural demonstrations and exhibits on the grounds of Laurel Valley Plantation. 

Laurel Valley Plantation
595 Hwy 308
(985) 446-7456
Friday October 28, 2016 to Sunday October 30, 2016

A Southeast Tourism Society "Top 20 Event"! The best in Cajun food, music & dancing under a huge festival tent on the grounds of the Larose Regional Park. Carnival mid-way, cultual demonstrations, art contest, auction & sporting events. No gate fee & free parking.

Larose Regional Park & Civic Center
307 East 5th Street
(985) 693-7355
Friday November 11, 2016

Big Boy’s Main Street Cook-Off is a culinary showcase of Cajun cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients found along the bayou. In a two-block area of historic downtown Thibodaux, Big Boy’s takes place each year as the kick-off event of the Thibodeauxville Fall Festival weekend.

Downtown Thibodaux
Saturday November 12, 2016

Explore historic Downtown Thibodaux at this festival featuring arts and crafts, live music on multiple stages, food court, and duck race on Bayou Lafourche. There is also a 5K race and antique car show. 

Downtown Thibodaux
(985) 446-1187
Sunday December 4, 2016

Enjoy Downtown Thibodaux events followed by a parade through the streets of Thibodaux starting at 4:00 pm and ending at the Dansereau House for the lighting of the house, music, food, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Downtown Thibodaux
(985) 446-1187