Did someone say free? I am all about free things to do! And luckily, Jefferson Parish is full of them! From concerts to beautiful parks, fun and FREE activities abound in Jefferson Parish this fall!

Lafreniere Park Thursday Night Concert Series

Concert at Lafreniere Park

Throughout the month of October, bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the cool fall breeze as well as live music by some of the area's top bands at Lafreniere Park's Concert Meadow!

Thurs. October 5th –  Contraflow
Thurs. October 12th – Mixed Nuts
Thurs. October 19th – Topcats
Thurs. October 26th – The Boogie Men

Westwego Farmer's Market Friday Night Concert


The historic Westwego Farmer's and Fisheries Market plays host to a Friday night concerts series with one free concert in October! Relax and enjoy great music and delicious food. Southpaw will be performing on October 20th. Free parking!

Farmers' Markets

Nothing beats fresh fruits and vegetables! Shop local at one of Jefferson Parish's many farmers' markets!

Kenner Farmers Market

Sat: Gretna Farmers Market: 8:30AM - 12:30PM / Rain or Shine / 739 Third Street, Gretna
Sat: Kenner’s Rivertown Farmers Market: 8 AM – 1 PM / Rain or Shine / 2115 Rev. Richard Wilson Dr., Kenner
Sun: Fat City Farmers Market: 9 AM – 1 PM / 3215 Edenborn, Metairie
Sat & Sun: Westbank Flea Market: 9 AM - 5 PM / 1048 Scotsdale Dr. Harvey
Sat Oct 21: Jean Lafitte Town Market: 11AM-4PM / 920 Jean Lafitte Blvd, Jean Lafitte

Gretna Back to the River Fall Concert & Back to the Drive-In Movie Series

Gretna Back to the River Fall Concert Series

It's Back to the River and Back to the Drive-in in beautiful historic Gretna every Friday and Saturday, Oct 6-Nov 11 along Huey P. Long Avenue. Enjoy live music on Fridays and a movie on Saturdays! Food and Refreshments will be available for sale. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!


Oct 6 - Aaron Foret
Oct 13 - Big Al and the Heavyweights
Oct 20 - Esplanade
Oct 27 - MJ & the Redeemers
Nov 3 - The Boogie Men
Nov 10 - The Yat Pack


Oct 7 - Moana
Oct 14 - Cars
Oct 21 - Finding Dory
Oct 28 - Hotel Transylvania
Nov 4 - Trolls
Nov 11 - Top Gun

Gretna Art Walk

Davy Crocket Firehouse

The Gretna Art Walk is held on the 2nd Saturday during the months March through May & September - December from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and coincides with the Gretna Farmer's Market.  Art Walks are held on beautiful Huey P. Long Avenue in Historic Downtown Gretna. Vendors from all areas of Southeast Louisiana offer their artwork for sale.

Movie Night at the Market - Hocus Pocus

Movie Night

Bring your chairs and blankets to and watch the Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus, at the Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market! Food and drinks available for purchase.

National Night Out Against Crime Kickoff Party at Lafreniere Park

Lafreniere Park

Join your community members and unite with neighbors and take a stand against crime on October 15th! Free admission, free food and free entertainment, SWAT and K-9 Demonstrations, and games for the kids!

Night Out Against Crime at the Market


Celebrate a Night Out Against Crime at the Westego Farmer's Market on October 17th. Sit and relax, enjoy great music, food, drink, crafts, and great company.  Lots of space for children to run and play.

Creatures of the Night: Learning about our Bats


Join the Barataria Preserve Park Rangers and Dr. Craig Hood of Loyola University on October 27th for an evening program about the Bats of Barataria. After the talk and questions and answer session, bat sound detection equipment will be used to help hear the bats fly by! A children’s bat craft will be available during the talk.

Trunk or Treat - Movies in the Park at Muss Bertolino Playground

Muss Bertolino

Kenner's annual Trunk or Treat and Movies in the Park on October 28th. Candy, games, snacks, photos and more fun planned.

St. Philip Neri Craft Fair

St. Philip Neri Craft Fair

Annual SPN Craft Far, October 28, featuring over 75 booths, a face painter and new this year, a coffee truck!

Gretna Goblin Night


No tricks and all treats at Gretna's Goblin Night on October 31st! Music, fun, games, candy, popcorn, punch and more!

There are so many fall festivals in Jefferson Parish! And most of them are free! Make sure and check out our fall festival guide blog!

Did I miss a free event? Please comment below and be sure and check out our events calendar for all of Jefferson Parish's events!

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