Fun For the Family | July 2019

Pack the Bus School Supply Drive

Synergy Bank and United Way of South Louisiana team up for this third annual supply drive to benefit local children and schools. While all supply donations are appreciated, some of the most needs items are colors, pencils, color pencils, scissors, loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, binders, glue, glue sticks, rulers, construction paper, pencil bags, and schoolbags. An updated list of donation sites and partners can be found at or
July 1-31

Splatter Works!

Terrebonne Parish Library System is excited to announce its latest arts program, an all-ages, family-friendly activity called Splatter Works. The goal of this program is to allow all skill levels and abilities the chance to participate in a non-traditional artistic experience. Splatter Works will include tactile, movement-based projects that will explore unique ways to create. Participants will be exposed to art that uses many unconventional mediums and tools, such as spray bottles, plungers, water balloons, and even their own feet. Patrons should wear clothes they do not mind dirtying up. Splatter Works is made possible through a grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.
Every Monday in July, 5:30 p.m.
Terrebonne Parish Main Library, Houma

Let Freedom Ring Festival

This 21st annual July 4th event is a family-friendly way to celebrate the holiday. Sponsored by Tiger Battalion and Company, the festival features a bike parade/decorating contest, food, music by Tet Dur, a live and silent auction benefitting Thibodaux High JROTC, and fireworks. Admission is free and open to the public.
July 4, 4-10 p.m.
Peltier Park, Thibodaux

Golden Meadow Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo

Cast a line at this annual fishing blowout. This family-friendly event features a weekend-long fishing rodeo and a King of the Catch cook off on July 5. Music kicks off July 5 with The Phunky Monkeys at 7 p.m., followed by Nonc Nu and Da Wild Matous on July 6 at 3 p.m. The rodeo’s poster artist Christy Boutte will be on hand July 5-6 to sign posters. All events and entertainment take place under an air-conditioned tent. To fish the rodeo, cost is $35. Entries include a fishing towel, rodeo book, boiled shrimp dinner, and a chance to win more than $15,000 in awards and prizes.
July 4-6
Moran’s Marina, Fourchon

Schoolhouse Safari: Exotic Animal Encounter

Immerse yourself into a world of adventure with Schoolhouse Safari’s Exotic Animal Encounter! You’re going to geaux wild for this entertaining, hands-on animal experience. This all ages event is free to the public through the Lafourche Parish Library System.
July 9
10:30 a.m., Thibodaux Library
1 p.m., Lockport Library
4 p.m., South Lafourche Library

The Singing Zoologist Lucas Miller

Part of the Terrebonne Parish Main Library’s Summer Reading Program, enjoy a multimedia presentation featuring dazzling visuals, smart songwriting, comedy and accurate science. Programs are free and open to the public.
July 10, 10 a.m., East Houma Branch
July 10, 1 p.m., Main Branch
July 10, 4 p.m., North Branch

Harvey Rabbit

Part of the Terrebonne Parish Main Library’s Summer Reading Program, enjoy a puppet show with a positive message. Programs are free and open to the public.
July 18, 10 a.m., East Houma Branch
July 18, 2 p.m., North Branch
July 19, 10 a.m., Main Branch

Hampstead Stage Company Presents: The Jungle Book

Through the use of puppets and masks, we meet Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther, who guide Mowgli on his journey. Part of the Terrebonne Parish Main Library’s Summer Reading Program, programs are free and open to the public.
July 25, 10 a.m., East Houma Branch
July 25, 2 p.m., North Branch
July 26, 10 a.m., Main Branch
July 26, 2 p.m., Main Branch

Live After 5 Concert

Enjoy live music from SheauxDown under the beautiful trees in the Courthouse Square.
July 26, 7 p.m.
Downtown Houma

Summer Fun Kids Day

Beat the heat at the 20th birthday party of the largest and longest running indoor children’s festival, Summer Fun Kids Day presented by Synergy Bank. There will be four themed areas with exhibitors and activities: Safety Square, Discovery Den, Play Zone, and Wellness Way. Live entertainment will be on stage throughout the day. Admission is $5 for ages 2 and older.
July 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center

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