Crime and Punishment Mystery Dinner

What: Fremin’s Restaurant is holding a night of mystery with Crime and Punishment: a 1920’s themed mystery dinner.

When: 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 20.

Where: Fremin’s Restaurant, 402 W. Third St., Thibodaux.

Cost: $65 per person, includes show and three-course dinner.

Information: For reservation, call 449-0333.


Bayou Dularge Knights Of Columbus Cajun Fair

What: The Bayou Dularge Knights of Columbus are holding a fall fair in Theriot featuring food, rides, games music and more.

When: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22.

Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, 1331 Doctor Beatrous Road, Theriot.


Bruno Mars

What: Pop and rap singer Bruno Mars performs in New Orleans.

When: 8 p.m. Oct. 21.

Where: Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Dr., New Orleans.

Tickets: $228 to $1,472 at


D.A.B. Dreamers Against Bullying

What: D.A.B. Dreamers Against Bullying is an anti-bullying youth awareness community event with information on bullying, vendors, food, entertainment, speakers, door prizes, activities for the kids and more.

When: 12-4 p.m. Oct. 21.

Where: City of Love Church, 1000 Plantation Road, Thibodaux.

Cost: Free.

Information: Call 268-6669 or email


Cajun Fly-In

What: Everyone is welcome to walk the flight line to see civilian and commercial aircraft up close. The Houma Chapter 513 of the Experimental Aircraft Association will sponsor the event.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 21.

Where: Houma Airport, 10264 E. Main St., Houma.

Cost: Free.

Information: Email


Caged Warrior Championship 16

What: Live MMA action.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 21.

Where: Houma Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma.

Information: 873-5722 and


3rd Annual Krewe of Chronos Clay Shoot

What: The annual Krewe of Chronos Clay Shoot will benefit the Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center.

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21.

Where: Southern Shooting Center, 979 La. 3185, Thibodaux.

Cost: Four-person team is $500 and four-person junior team is $400.



Trunk or Treat

What: Nifty Fifties Cafe is holding a Trunk or Treat event for kids.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 21.

Where: High Rollers and Nifty Fifties Cafe, 9730 E. Main St., Houma.

Information: 985-872-0954.


A Race to Remember

What: The Homestead Assisted Living is holding the first 5K Race "A Race to Remember". Proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.

When: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 21.

Where: The Homestead Assisted Living, 1132 Cottage Dr., Houma.

Information: Homestead Assisted Living Marketing Director Rusty Talbot at 223-4663.


Ann Wilson

What: Ann Wilson of Heart performing live in the Pavilion.

When: Doors open 7 p.m. Oct. 21.

Where: The Pavilion Cypress Bayou Casino, 832 Martin Luther King Road, Charenton.



Rougarou Fest

What: The sixth annual Rougarou Fest is a family-friendly festival with a spooky flair that celebrates the rich folklore that exists along the bayous of southeast Louisiana. It is also the primary fundraiser supporting the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center. There will be food, drinks, live music, a costume contest, the Krewe Ga Rou Halloween Parade and lots of other activities.

When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 21 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22.

Where: Downtown Houma.

Information:, or check out the festival's Facebook.


Jason Aldean

What: Country music singer Jason Aldean performing at Champions Square outside the New Orleans Superdome as part of his They Don’t Know 2017 Tour.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

Where: Champions Square, Lasalle Street, New Orleans.



French Food Fest

What: The 44th annual French Food Fest features the best in Cajun food, music and dancing. There are carnival rides, a live auction, an art show, Cajun market and petting zoo, as well as contests such as Fun Walk/Race, cake decorating contest, art contest and three-on-three basketball tournament. There will also be over 40 booths of vendors. Overnight camping available with advanced reservations.

When: Oct. 26-29.

Where: Larose Regional Park and Civic Center, 307 E. Fifth St., Larose.



Fundraising trail ride and concert

What: Ponderosa Riders is hosting their third annual fundraising event with live music by zydeco musician Keith Frank. There will also be DJ Big Booty, a trail ride and campout, as well as free jambalaya, gumbo and beer while supplies last. Proceeds will be donated to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.

When: Oct. 27 and 28. Gates open at 3 p.m.

Where: Houma Airbase, 221 Moffet Road, Houma.

Cost: $20 for a weekend pass or $10 for Saturday pass. Kids under 12 are free.

Information: Call Steppa at 637-0237 or Angela at 991-0146.


Haunts and Horror in da Park

What: The Thibodaux Parks and Recreation Department and its group of volunteers are gearing up to give you chills and thrills in this annual event. This year's theme is "Escape the Park After Dark."

When: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28.

Where: Peltier Park, 151 Peltier Park Drive, Thibodaux.

Cost: Advance tickets $5, admission at the door $7.

Information: Contact April or Kevin with Thibodaux Parks and Recreation at 446-7235.


Rockin’ Pajama Party

What: Bayou Country Children’s Museum and Acadia Music Fest present a rockin’ night out at the museum.

When: 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 28.

Where: Bayou Country Children’s Museum, 211 Rue Bentacourt, Thibodaux.

Cost: $30 per child of $25 for museum members or those with an Acadia Music Fest ticket.

Information: 446-2200.


One SMALL Step 5K

What: Local nonprofit One SMALL Step will host its seventh annual 5K and Kid's 1/2 Mile Fun Run. All proceeds from the event go directly to research for Prader-Willi Syndrome.

When: Oct. 28.

Where: Mulberry Park, 845 Winfield Blvd., Houma.

Cost $25.



Acadia Music Fest

What: Acadia Music Fest showcases local and regional talents in a one-day outdoor festival in Thibodaux. Proceeds to benefit the Ben Meyer Foundation.

When: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 28.

Where: Acadia Plantation Town Center, Percy Brown Road, Thibodaux.



Soul Food Festival

What: The Second Annual Soul Food Festival, presented by Marubies LLC, will feature music, a Soul Stroll and a wide selection of soul food.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 28.

Where: Gray Park, 3289 W. Park Ave., Gray.

Information: Jere Williams at 226-7967, Arlanda Williams 870-0847 and Jo Jackson 872-9773.


Grace Lutheran Church Fall Festival

What: The 18th annual Grace Lutheran Church Fall Festival raises funds for local charities, including the Bunkhouse Homeless Shelter, St. Vincent DePaul Community Pharmacy and Terrebonne Churches United Food Bank.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28.

Where: Grace Lutheran Church, 422 Valhi Blvd., Houma.

Information: Contact the church office at 879-1865.


LCD Soundsystem

What: Rock and pop group LCD Soundsystem is coming to New Orleans for an all ages concert at the Orpheum Theater.

When: 10:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

Where: Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans.



Chauvin Festival

What: Chauvin Culture & Heritage Festival featuring traditional Cajun food, a variety of bands, jambalaya cook-off, games, rides, raffle, auction and craft vendors.

When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29.

Where: Ward 7 Citizen Club, 5006 La. 56, Chauvin.


Bayou Social Gala

What: The fourth annual Bayou Social Gala, formerly known as the Celebrity Waiter Event, is Terrebonne Parish’s American Cancer Society fall fundraising event. The evening will feature dancing, live music from Souled Out, dining, auctions and more. Brush shoulders with more than 300 attendees including local and regional executives, physicians, business professionals and other influential members of the community.

When: 6:30-10 p.m. Nov. 2.

Where: Houma Municipal Auditorium, 880 Verret St., Houma.

Cost: $65 per person.



Southdown Marketplace Arts and Crafts Festival

What: The one-day arts and crafts festival will feature handmade gifts, keepsakes, decor and much more.

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4.

Where: Southdown Plantation, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma.

Admission: $5 for adults and free for kids under 12.

Information: 851-0154.


Chili Cook-off

What: Get a team together and show off your chili cooking skills at this cook-off that benefits Toys for Tots. Half the collected proceeds go to Toys for Tots and the other half goes to the Winner of the Chili Cook-off.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

Where: Performance Powersports, 1816 Martin Luther King Blvd., Houma.

Cost: $50 per team and each team member brings a unwrapped toy.

Information: Registration forms are available at Performance Powersports or call Wendy 876-7610 or 876-6104.


Louisiana Swamp Stomp

What: The festival features Cajun music with a spotlight on local bands. Enjoy food, drinks, and crafts. See cultural demonstrations including locals dancing a traditional Cajun two-step.

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 4.

Where: Lafourche Central Market, 4484 La. 1, Raceland.



Lockport library to celebrate Native Americans

What: A United Houma Nation member will perform Native American dances in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

When: 4 p.m. Nov. 6.

Where: Lockport Branch Library, 720 Crescent Ave.



Veterans Day celebrations at Lafourche Parish Public Libraries

What: The Lafourche Parish Public Libraries are hosting various Veterans Day programs.

When: Nov. 8-10.

Where: Lafourche Parish Public Libraries.




What: Rapper Jay-Z is bringing his 4:44 tour to South Louisiana.

When: 8 p.m. Nov. 9.

Where: Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans.

Tickets: Tickets start at $39 at


Ducks Unlimited Bayou Chapter Annual Banquet

What: The Bayou Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is holding the annual banquet at the Houma Civic Center.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 9.

Where: Houma Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma.



Big Boy’s Main Street Cook-Off

What: Enjoy the ambiance of historic Downtown Thibodaux while sampling some of the best food on the bayou. Local chefs will feature samplings of Cajun dishes made by cook-off competitors. Try out these delicious dishes while enjoying live music.

When: Nov. 10.

Where: Downtown Thibodaux.


Thibodauxville Fall Festival

What: This arts, crafts and music festival was started in an effort to reacquaint the community with Thibodaux’s beautiful historic downtown area and features over 150 vendors.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11.

Where: Downtown Thibodaux.



Bayou Beer Fest

What: Enjoy hundreds of craft and specialty brews from all of Louisiana's craft breweries at the fifth annual Bayou Beer Festival.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

Where: Southdown Plantation House, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma.

Cost: $35.



ZZ Top

What: Rock group ZZ Top is performing in New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12.

Where: Saenger Theatre New Orleans, 1111 Canal St.



Girls and Dolls PJ Night Out

What: Girls ages 4 and up are invited to a special Girls Night Out event at Challenge Island in Houma.

Activities include: making glow in the dark headbands to wear to the glow dance party at Fitness Frenzy, building life-size dollhouses, eating lots of pizza, putting on glow makeup and nail polish to walk the neon carpet, and ending with a fun pillow fight.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 17.

Where: Challenge Island, 243 Enterprise Drive, Houma.

Cost: $30.



Hope Fest

What: This festival will feature live music, a 5K, blow-up games, local artists and crafts, pony rides, a cook-off, food from local restaurants and more. Proceeds from this family-friendly event will go toward Hope Extreme’s educational programs and Hope Restored for Life pregnancy crisis center.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 18.

Where: Hope Community Church, 437 Grand Caillou Road, Houma.

Information: 873-3145 or


Suicide Awareness walk

What: When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

When: 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 18. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Where: Peltier Park, 151 Peltier Park Drive, Thibodaux.

Information: Call George Raab at 757-383-0534 or


Dog Day Fling

What: HOPE for Animals is sponsoring this event that will feature a Blessing of the Animals, a dog walk, weenie race, costume duo, rummage sale, cake walk, raffle, craft booth, music and food. It was rescheduled from its previous date of Oct. 8

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19. Registration for the dog walk starts at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

Where: Peltier Park, 151 Peltier Park Drive, Thibodaux.

Information: Email Cindy at


Audubon ZooMobile visits Lafourche library branches

What: The Audubon ZooMobile will bring wonders of the natural world to South Lafourche, Lockport and Thibodaux libraries.

When: Nov. 21. 10:30 a.m. at the South Lafourche Library, 1 p.m. at the Lockport Library and 4 p.m. at the Thibodaux Library.

Where: South Lafourche Library, 16241 E. Main St., Cut Off; Lockport Library, 720 Crescent Ave.; and Thibodaux Library, 705 W. Fifth St.

Cost: Free.



Art appreciation with Mickey Guillory

What: Local artist Mickey Guillory will display several paintings and discuss the inspiration and techniques for her work.

When: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 28.

Where: Thibodaux Library, 705 W. Fifth St.

Cost: Free.



Polar Express Outdoor Movie Night

What: The Houma Downtown Christmas Festival is hosting this free showing of “Polar Express.” There will be a ticket window for kids to get their Polar Express cookie, milk or water, ticket and Polar Express bell to take home and hang on their tree. Prior to the movie starting, a Christmas conductor will come around and "punch" each child's ticket, adding to the ambiance of the evening as well as provide a photo opportunity of the evening so bring your phones/cameras.

When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 1.

Where: Downtown Houma Courthouse Square.

Cost: Free.

Information: "Boxcars" are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Feel free to create your own boxcar and bring it with you. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on for the movie just in case they run out of boxcars.


Houma Downtown Christmas Festival and Parade

What: This Christmas festival will feature Christmas music, a parade, arts and crafts, food vendors, Santa's Workshop and more.

When: The festival lasts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the parade from 5-7:30 p.m. and the meet and greet is from 7:30-9 p.m. Dec 2.

Where: Downtown Houma.

Cost: Free.



Breakfast with Santa

What: Kiwanis Club of Houma presents the 28th annual Breakfast with Santa. Attendees can enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. Photos with Santa will be available for purchase.

When: 7 to 11 a.m. Dec. 2.

Where: Vandebilt Catholic High School cafeteria, 209 S. Hollywood Road, Houma.



Dead & Company

What: Original Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir team up with John Mayer, Allman Brother’s bassist Oteil Burbridge and Fare Thee Well and Rat Dog keyboardist Jeff Chiemini.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 5.

Where: Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans.



Cajun Christmas Festival

What: Max Charter School is holding a Cajun Christmas Festival featuring a Cajun cook-off, live music by Tet Dur, pictures with Santa, a silent auction, a dance contest and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9.

Where: Chackbay Fairgrounds, 345 La. 304, Thibodaux.

Information: Contact MAX PTA President Wendie Darcey at 665-9557.


Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic

What: Join Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald and 25 other favorite Disney characters for an afternoon of surprise and magic.

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 17.

Where: Houma Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma.



Trans-Siberian Orchestra

What: The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will perform a completely updated version of “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.”

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.

Where: Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans.



Katy Perry

What: Katy Perry Witness Tour with guest Carly Rae Jepsen.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5.

Where: Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans.



Southern Louisiana Boat, Sport and RV Show

What: The 20th annual event will be held at the Civic Center in Houma.

When: noon to 8 p.m. Jan. 5, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 6 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 7.

Where: Houma Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma.

Cost: $8 per person. Ages 15 and under are free with paid adult. Jan. 5 is family day, all children 12 and under fish once for free.