August is a lively month in Jefferson Parish! Festivals, live theater, sporting events and even a few dog shows 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!

Sporting Events

New Orleans Baby Cakes Baseball

Baby Cakes Stadium

The Baby Cakes have three home match-ups in August! Catch all the action at the Shrine on Airline!

Aug 9-12: Baby Cakes vs. Iowa Cubs
Aug 21-23: Baby Cakes vs. Memphis Redbirds
Aug 28-30: Baby Cakes vs. Nashville Sounds

Ride the Bull Kayak Tournament
Aug 25
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!

Dog Shows

The "Dog Days of August" are here! See the pups at their best at the Lagniappe Classic and Bully Mardi Gras dog shows!

Lagniappe Classic Dog Show
Aug 2-5
Lagniappe Classic Dog Show

See over 1,100 dogs representing 192 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. They will compete daily for Best In Show and Reserve Best In Show trophies.


Westwego Farmer's Market Friday Night Concert Series
Aug 10

Westwego Farmer's Market Friday Night Concert Series

Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy live music by Junior & Sumtin Sneaky along with food, drinks and great company!

Archbishop Rummel Fishing Rodeo & Family Fest
Aug 17 & 18

Rummel Fishing Rodeo

Enjoy fishing, face painting, food, drinks and more family-friendly fun!

Town of Jean Lafitte Market
Aug 18

Jean Lafitte Market
The Jean Lafitte Town Market offers fresh seafood, local food and crafts and live music on Bayou Barataria in the town's new Seafood Pavilion and Market!

Live Theater & Shows

The JPAS Theatre presents: Mary Poppins, Jr.
Aug 3-5

Mary Poppins

Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film.

Andrea's Dinner & Magic Show
Aug 12

Andrea's Magic Show

Join Andrea's for an evening of fine dining and an amazing magic show!

The JPAS Theatre presents: Lulu White: Queen of Storyville
Aug 18-26


The well known and highly acclaimed New Orleans singer and entertainer, Anais St. John, brings you her newest cabaret show. This is the story of Lulu White, The Queen of Storyville, Madam, Entrepreneur.  Imagine Mahogany Hall and all of the beauty, all the wonder, and all of the wickedness!

New Orleans Oddities & Curiosities Expo
Aug 18


This expo is for lovers of the strange & unusual! There will be vendors with items such as oddities, taxidermy, antiques, odd jewelry, unusual art, bones, curiosities and all around creepy, strange and bizarre items!

The JPAC presents Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
Aug 22

Pink Floyd

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.


Shop local at one of our many farmers markets throughout the parish!

Famers Markets

Gretna Farmer's Market: Every Saturday from 8:30AM-12:30PM at 739 Third Street, Gretna, LA.
Farmer's Market in Kenner's Rivertown: Every Saturday from 8AM-1PM at 2115 Rev. Richard Wilson Drive, Kenner, LA.
Fat City Farmers Market: Aug 12th from 9AM-1PM at 3215 Edenborn, Metairie
Old Metairie Farmer's Market: Aug 21 from 3:30-7:30PM at Bayou Metairie Park.

For more info on fun things to do in Jefferson Parish, check out our calendar of events. Make sure to use our official hashtag #VisitJeffersonParish in your photos to be featured on our website and social media!