Fun For the Family | April 2019

Jackie Bartels Kids Conservation Fest

Come on out to the Bayou Country Children’s Museum and pass a good time with your kids! The 4th annual Jackie Bartels Kids Conservation Fest will have lots of fun outdoor activities for both children and adults including dog demos, duck calling, casting coaches, wildlife ID, wood duck box building, access to the museum and much more. Entry is only $5 per person and includes great food, conservation activities, memberships for your kids to Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, and Coastal Conservation Association, along with admission to the Bayou Country Children’s Museum for the day.
April 6, 8-11 a.m.
Bayou Country Children’s Museum, Thibodaux

Moonball 2019

Gamma Phi Beta Eta Upsilon’s second annual Moonball tournament helps support Girls on the Run and promotes positive mindsets and healthy lifestyles! This year, it is a volleyball tournament (must be 18+ to play). Teams can be male, female, or co-ed. There will also be activities for the kiddos along with a raffle. Onsite registration begins at 9 a.m.; games begin at 10 a.m.
April 6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Harold J. Callais Student Rec center, Nicholls

4th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza

Join the Krewe of Aquarius for an Easter egg hunt blowout! The day includes games, the Easter Bunny, a DJ, face painting, food, and more. Admission is free.
April 6, 11 a.m.— 3 p.m.
Downtown Houma Courthouse Square

A Royal Fairytale

Fathers are invited to enjoy a night out with their daughters at this annual spring event hosted by Thibodaux Service League. The royal evening features desserts, a candy bar, a DJ, games, activities, dance contests and a photographer to capture magical memories. Tickets are $30 per Daddy/Daughter couple and $10 per each additional daughter.
April 5, 6-9 p.m.
The Foundry on the Bayou, Thibodaux

Paddle Down Da Bayou

Enjoy a family-friendly 5 mile paddle trip on lazy Bayou Petit Caillou along Hwy 56 in Chauvin. Registration opens at 8:15 a.m. at the launch site 6090 Hwy 56 (LLMAP camp). Stop over for a rest at Chauvin Sculpture Garden then continue to the end site 5160 Hwy 59, Terrebonne Parish Government private boat launch. Breakfast snacks and beverages will be available at the launch site. Bottled water will be provided. Lunch (jambalaya, white beans, shrimp boulettes, salad) will be served at the fire station along with music and kid’s activities. A volleyball game between the Down da Bayous vs. the Up da Bayous will be played after the meal for those interested in participating. Door prizes will be given. Restroom facilities will be available at the start, rest stop, and fire station.
April 6, 9 a.m.
LLMAP camp, 6090 Hwy 56, Chauvin

Marsh Mad Dash

Donate Life Louisiana hosts this annual fundraiser 5K. Open registration begins at 7 a.m. The Fun Run begins at 8 a.m. with the 5K to immediately follow. Cash prizes will be awarded for top finishers and age categories. Prizes will also be given for largest team, best team t-shirt and highest fundraising team.
April 6, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Nicholls State University, Thibodaux

The Good Earth Market

The 3rd annual Good Earth Market is a celebration for garden enthusiasts hosted by the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center. The event features educational programs and demonstrations, fruit and vegetable vendors, plant sales and market vendors.
April 6, 10 a.m.—2 p.m.
112 Library Drive, Houma

Louisiana Run for the Wetlands

The Louisiana Race for the Wetlands in a new experiential run designed to get a broader group of people to experience and understand more about the coastal wetlands in south Louisiana. The route offers an off-road perspective through some of the most beautiful scenery you will find. With food and drinks included, it is sure to be a good time. Race options include a Bird Walk, 5K, 10K and a half marathon.
April 7, 6:30 a.m.
Montegut Recreation Center

Chauvin Folk Art Festival

The Friends of the Chauvin Sculpture Garden is proud to bring Chauvin Folk Art Festival to the banks of Bayou Petit Caillou. Chauvin Folk Art Festival is a great place to view the boat parade and meet the local artists. Entertainment includes live music from Waylon Thibodeaux and Nonc Nu & da Wild Matous.
April 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Chauvin Sculpture Garden

Relay for Life

Join Relay for Life of South Lafourche for its annual relay in support of the American Cancer Society. Throughout the afternoon and evening, participants may enjoy live entertainment, food, auctions, children’s activities, and take part in the walk. Admission is free and open to the public.
April 6, 12 p.m.—12 a.m.
Larose Regional Park

Southdown Marketplace

This one-day arts and crafts fair features more than 300 local and regional vendors with unique handmade products including jewelry, clothing, wood crafts, original art, garden items, seasonl gifts and more. The Easter bunny will be available for selfies from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5; kids 12 and under are free.
April 13, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Southdown Plantation, Houma

Over and Under Tunnel Run

Traverse one of the most unique routes in Houma during this 44th annual event. The race, which takes participants throughout much of downtown Houma, over bridges and through a tunnel, is a fundraiser for The Foundation for TGMC. Registration is $25. Post race party includes live music, food and family fun!
April 13, 2:30-7 p.m.
Houma Municipal Auditorium

Relay for Life

Relay for Life of Thibodaux celebrates “Louisiana gives Cancer the Boot” at its annual relay in support of the American Cancer Society. Throughout the afternoon and evening, participants may enjoy live entertainment, food, auctions, children’s activities, and take part in the walk. Admission is free and open to the public.
April 13, 4 p.m.—12 a.m.
Warren J. Harrang Municipal Auditorium, Thibodaux

Easter Egg Hunt

Celebrate Easter at the 3rd annual Easter egg hunt at Living Word Church. This free event features 15,000 filled eggs, balloons, bubbles, kids tattoo station, snacks and photo ops. The egg hunt begins at 2 p.m. Parking lot opens at 1 p.m.
April 13, 2 p.m.
Living Word Church, Schriever

KIM’s Playhouse  Egg-stravaganza!

A fun family day filled with crafts, games, entertainment, food, egg hunt, the Easter bunny, and lots more! Hat and dress contest at 1:30, egg hunt at 2:30 toddlers, 3:00 all other ages.
April 14, 11 a.m.—4 p.m.
Ardoyne Plantation, Schriever

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.
Saturday, April 27, 3 p.m.—12 a.m.
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center

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