August is a lively month in Jefferson Parish! Festivals, live theater, sporting events and even a dog show are just some of the exciting events taking place this August! Check out our roundup below of some of the hottest happenings around Jefferson Parish, and be sure to visit our Events Calendar to see all of our events!
Lagniappe Classic Dog Show
The "Dog Days of August" are here! See approximately 1,000 dogs representing 193 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. They will compete daily for Best In Show and other prizes!
NOLA Motorsports Park Sprint Karting Open Track Days & Championships
NOLA Sprint Karting Open track day (Test n' Tune) is reserved open track time for all Sprint Kart owners and drivers, Aug 1, 15, 22, & 31, with championships on Aug 3 & 24.
The Baby Cakes have four home match-ups in August! Catch all the action at the Shrine on Airline!
Aug 7-9: Baby Cakes vs. Reno Aces
Aug 10-13: Baby Cakes vs. Tacoma Rainiers
Aug 19-22: Baby Cakes vs. Omaha Storm Chasers
Aug 26-29: Baby Cakes vs. Memphis Redbirds
Ride the Bull Kayak Tournament
Join in the fun of the world's largest kayak tournament in Grand Isle, Louisiana! Ride the Bull (RTB) is a live catch and release bull red tournament in the Caminada Pass in Grand Isle. Whether your are one of the hundreds of participants or one of the hundreds of spectators, this is an event you need to see!
59th Grand Isle Redfish Rodeo
Aug 30-Sept 1
The Grand Isle Redfish Rodeo is the original redfish rodeo. It supports the community of Grand Isle through contributions. It fosters good fishing for all ages, both young and old, men, women, and children.
Festivals & Live Music
Archbishop Rummel Fishing Rodeo & Family Fest
Aug 9 & 10
Enjoy fishing, face painting, food, drinks and more family-friendly fun!
Westwego Farmer's Market Friday Night Concert Series
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy live music by Faith Becnel & The Music Krewe along with food, drinks and great company!
And, you can see live music on the weekends at Capri Blue Bar and Gattuso's!
Live Theater & Shows
JPAS Theatre Kids! presents: Aladdin JR
The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes.
The JPAC presents Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular presents the music of Pink Floyd like you've never seen before. Experience all of your favorite hits along with deep tracks accompanied by the iconic psychedelic images and visuals that are the band's hallmark.
Teatro Wego presents: 100 Years of Women in Blues
At one time or another we have all felt the blues, and artists like Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, Irma Thomas, Ma Rainey and Big Mama Thornton among others, have expressed in their songs our feelings and our sins. This show, by Big Easy Entertainment Award Winner, Dorian Rush, travels from 1919 to 2019 and it’s a journey of life, love, heartache and loss.
Shop local at one of our many farmers markets throughout the parish!
Every Friday: Bucktown Harbor Farmers Market: 3-7PM / Rain or Shine / 325 Hammond Hwy, Metairie / FREE
Every Other Friday: Metry Market at the Park : 2-7PM / Rain or Shine / 3000 Downs Boulevard, Metairie / FREE
Every Saturday: Gretna Farmers Market: 8:30AM-12:30PM / Rain or Shine / 739 Third Street, Gretna / FREE
3rd Tuesday of the month: Old Metairie Farmer's Market: 3:30-7:30PM / Bayou Metairie Park, Metairie / FREE
Every Saturday & Sunday: Nawlins Outdoor Market: 9AM-5PM / Rain or Shine / 1048 Scotsdale Dr., Harvey / FREE
Want even more info on our local markets? Read our "Shop Local: 7 Jefferson Parish Farmers Markets" blog!
Want to beat the heat? Head indoors and check out Kenner's Planetarium & Megadome Cinema. The cinema houses a 50-foot domed screen and boasts 118 stadium style seats. Audiences will be dazzled by presentations related to astronomy, "Megadome" features, and laser light show presentations! You can see their August schedule here!
For more info on fun things to do in Jefferson Parish, check out our calendar of events.