Cajun food, outdoor market, truck display are 6 things to do in Houma this weekend

Cajun food festivals, duck carving contests, fire trucks and other community service vehicle shows are some of the events you can enjoy this weekend.

Here are six things to do in Terrebonne and Lafourche.

Gheens Bon Mange Festival

The 48th annual Gheens Bon Mange Festival will offer food, rides and crafts.

It is scheduled to take place from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Vacherie-Gheens Community Center, 1783 La. 654 in Gheens.

Bon Mange, which translates from Cajun to "good food," features freshly prepared food, mostly from the community, with recipes passed down from generation to generation.

The menu will include okra soup, jambalaya, fried fish, shrimp, grilled meats, white beans and fresh pretzels. There will be live music, an auction, inflatables and a corn hole tournament. Admission and parking are free.

Cajun Shrimp Boil

Support the Salvation Army in Houma-Thibodaux by having some cooked shrimp for lunch on Friday.

The nonprofit service group will hold its second annual Cajun Shrimp Boil from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Address: 5539 West Main Street, Houma.

Cajun Heritage Festival
This weekend's Cajun Heritage Festival includes a duck decoy show and auction, carving demonstrations, a duck call contest and plenty of food.

It is scheduled for Friday through Sunday at the LaRose Civic Center, 307 E. 5th St.
For information, visit or call 228-0845.

Marina Market
Marina's Market is scheduled for Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon under the Houma Twin Bridges across from the Terrebonne General Medical Center.

The market is held rain or shine and is sponsored by Terrebonne General Health System and Houma Downtown Development Corporation. This month's offerings include fresh produce, seafood, honey, jams, baked goods and hot food.

Flashmob and Food Festival
Walk N TaLk Wireless will sponsor the Summer Jamz Flash Sale and Food Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 121 Hollywood Road North in Homer.

Booths will feature food and local vendors. Tru Hustlers Motorcycle Club will make a special appearance. DJ Run Tel Dat will provide music.

Touch a Truck
Get an up-close look at the vehicles that serve your community, including fire trucks, school and transit buses, 18-wheelers, SLECA-powered utility trucks and vehicles from area military museums.

Miss Cherie's Memorial Touch Truck is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Houma's Main Library, 151 Library Drive. The event is sponsored by the Big Brown Reaching Back Foundation.

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