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Houma is located in Terrebonne Parish (of which it is the parish seat) within the Cajun Country Region southwest of New Orleans, between Thibodaux and Bourg along Hwy 24 near the Intracoastal Waterway, Lake Hackberry, Lake Boudreaux, Lake Theriot, Lake Fields, and Lake Long.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 29,964, a decrease of 531 since 1990.

Best of the Bayou Festival |
Art Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild Gallery |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Audrey's Little Cajun Mansion | Crochet House Bed & Breakfast | La Belle St Pierre Bed & Breakfast | Terrebonne General Hospital |
History Harvest Cathedral Church | Houma Historic District | Southdown Plantation/Terrebonne Museum |
Louisiana Parishes Terrebonne Parish |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Holiday Inn Holidome |
Science Cajun Tours of Terrebonne Inc |
Sports and Sporting Events Cycle World of Houma | Houma Marine Supply |
Transportation Charlie Hammonds Seaplane Base |
Wildlife Viewing Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum |

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12/04 Coming to The area
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans LA April25 The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a/k/a Jazz Fest, is a 10-day cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 500,000 visitors each year. There are two main components: the Louisiana Heritage Fair and the Ev ening Concert Series. The Lousiana Heritage Fair is the signature feature of the Festival, showcasing unforgettable music on 12 stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work.
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge LA May3-5 The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival.
Gulfport Music Festival Gulfport MS May10-11 Huge weekend music festival featuring headliner entertainment, food booths, and more!
Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte LA June29-30 This festival, which translates into the "Smoked Meat Festival", has a World Championship Cookoff, culinary demos, Cajun smokehouse in action, and Cajun Heritage exhibitions. Thirty hours of non-stop music are also an attraction of the festival.
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.
Pepper Festival St Martinville LA September14-15 This annual festival, usually taking place on the third Sunday of October, celebrates the pepper industry in Louisiana. Benefits kids, and attractions include Cajun food, bands, and a Poker Run. One day only. Call or write for dates and times.