The weather is heating up and so is our events calendar! May is jam-packed with sporting events, festivals, live music, theater productions and so much more! Check out our roundup of our top May events below and we'll see you there!

Festivals & Cook-offs


St. Anthony’s Blessing of the Fleet Festival
May 3-5
The Blessing of the Fleet festival will include local seafood and food, a flea market and live music by local bands!

Grand Isle 8th Annual Cruisin' the Beach Car Show
May 4
Cruise the beach and check out the classics at the Grand Isle 8th Annual Cruisin' the Beach Car Show!

Westwego Crawfish Cook-off
May 4
Bring your chairs and blankets, see live music and enjoy all you can eat crawfish!

7th Annual Old Metairie Crawfish Festival & Cook-Off
May 11
Enjoy crawfish, live performances and a lot of fun at the 7th Annual Old Metairie Crawfish Festival & Cook-Off!

Gretna Maifest Stroll the Avenue
May 11
Bring your friends, bring the kids to Gretna's celebration of spring event! Over 70 talented artist, crafters & gardeners will be displaying and selling their work & amazing plants.

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce 22nd Annual Crawfish Boil
May 17
This event boasts over 700 attendees and serves as a valuable opportunity to connect with small and large business professionals, community leaders, and elected officials.

Sporting Events

New Orleans Baby Cakes

New Orleans Baby Cakes Baseball

New Orleans Baby Cakes VS Memphis Redbirds AAA Baseball Game: May 1 & 2
New Orleans Baby Cakes VS Oklahoma City Dodgers AAA Baseball Game: May 3-6
New Orleans Baby Cakes VS San Antonio Missions AAA Baseball Game: May 11-14
New Orleans Baby Cakes VS Oklahoma City Dodgers AAA Baseball Game: May 21-24
New Orleans Baby Cakes VS Iowa Cubs AAA Baseball Game: May 25-29

NOLA Gold Rugby

NOLA Gold vs. Austin Elite: May 4
NOLA Gold vs. San Diego Legion: May 11
NOLA Gold vs. Houston Sabercats: May 18

Huey P. Long Bridge Run
May 11
Each year, runners enjoy a professional, safe race experience and receive premiums to commemorative their crossing. After the crossing, enjoy live performances and local dishes, like gumbo from our friends at the Gumbo Festival, served up in the shadow of the bridge. 

Krewe de Pink 4th Annual Pink Bra Run
May 11
Starting at the Rivershack in Old Gretna & ending in Algiers Point at the Old Point Bar at 545 Patterson Rd. Race starts at 8am with the Post Race Party following, featuring food, beer, music, Pink Bra Contest, prize and more!

Tyrann Mathieu & Friends Celebrity Kickball Classic
May 18
Tyrann Mathieu, who plays defensive back for the Kansas City Chiefs, was born and raised in New Orleans and was the 2011 SEC Championship game MVP at LSU, will host his annual celebrity kickball game to benefit The Tyrann Mathieu Foundation, the non-profit organization whose mission is to positively impact the lives of financially disadvantaged youth through encouragement, opportunities and resources necessary to achieve their dreams in his hometown of New Orleans.

Fishing Rodeos
There are many fishing tournaments this May in Jefferson Parish. Check out our roundup here!

Live Music & Movies

Kenner Rivertown Music in the Park

Lafreniere Live Spring Concert Series
May 2 & 9
Concerts are free and from 6:30PM-8:30PM at the Al Copeland Meadow Concert Stage.

Kenner's Rivertown Music in the Park
Friday Nights in May
Bring the family, and enjoy free live music every Friday night in May at Heritage Park in Kenner's Historic Rivertown!

Kenner's Rivertown Movies in the Park
Saturday Nights in May
Bring the family and enjoy free movies every Saturday night in May at Heritage Park in Kenner's Historic Rivertown!

Mothership: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin
May 17
Mothership: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin is a group of New Orleans-area musicians who came together to pay tribute to the British rock band Led Zeppelin.

Live Theater

Me & My Girl

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts presents: Me & My Girl
May 3-19
Oi! This grand ol’ musical comedy was hailed, “the freshest and funniest musical to hit Broadway in ages”. Me & My Girl exploded in London’s West End where it entertained audiences for 8 years as well as 3 years on Broadway.

The JPAS Theatre presents: Coppélia
May 17-19
Coppélia is a comic ballet based upon two stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann: Der Sandmann (The Sandman) and Die Puppe (The Doll). Dr. Coppélius is an inventor who has made a life-size dancing doll. It is so lifelike that Franz, a village youth, becomes infatuated with it and sets aside his true heart's desire.

The JPAS presents: How To Kill A Diva
May 24-June 9
What happens when a diabolical diva terrorizes the homicidal chorus of a financially failing opera house?  Throw in a love-sick Lothario from the diva’s past, her talented young rival for the starring role, and a pair of melodiously murderous hit men.

Farmers Markets

Rivertown Farmers Market

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

Every Wednesday: Ochsner's Farmers Market: 3-7PM / Rain or Shine / 2614 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson / FREE
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
Every Saturday: Kenner's Rivertown Farmers Market: 9AM-1PM / Rain or Shine / 2115 Rev. Richard Wilson Drive, Kenner / FREE
Every Saturday & Sunday: Nawlins Outdoor Market: 9AM-5PM / Rain or Shine / 1048 Scotsdale Dr., Harvey / FREE

For more info on fun things to do in Jefferson Parish, check out our calendar of events.

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