Best of the Boil!
Hot seasoned Crawfish
We are very proud of our food in Jefferson Parish and love to share it with the world! Crawfish season is taken very seriously in Louisiana and Jefferson Parish is no exception! Generally crawfish season in Louisiana is March through May/June. Many seafood-serving restaurants offer fresh boiled crawfish weekly, if not daily, as part of the spring menu. Deanie’s was the first seafood market to open its doors in the quaint fishing village of Bucktown over 40 years ago and its hot boiled crawfish remains a local favorite. Annually in April Deanie's Bucktown hosts the Pinch-a-Palooza festival with crawfish as the main attractions! (more on that in our event calendar). Other local favorites are Smitty's Seafood & Harbor Seafood Restaurants in Kenner, and Seithers Restaurant and Kelley's Village Inn Restaurant in Harahan/River Ridge.
New Orleans’ Playful Neighbor
Nestled next to our famous neighbor, New Orleans, Jefferson offers a vibrant night life, as well as the quiet serenity of a nature walk. Our communities are comprised historic homes, fishing piers,... See More
Location: Gretna, Kenner, Westwego
Go beyond the history of the city of New Orleans and take a more in depth look at the history of the Mississippi River region. Jefferson hugs both the east and west banks of the Mississippi and plays... See More
A Culinary Craze
Jefferson Parish restaurants are among Louisiana’s best, offering the freshest ingredients, specialty dishes and friendly staff. Louisiana is known as a culinary epicenter offering a variety of... See More
The Beautiful Bayou
Location: Jean Lafitte
Discover the natural wonders of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. With a unique ecosystem the preserve is a representative example of the delta's environment, containing natural... See More
Louisiana's Only Inhabited Barrier Island
Location: Grand Isle
The State of Louisiana maintains a mile of beach front at Grand Isle State Park on the easternmost staying e park looks out toward nearby Grand Terre island, once the lair of the legendary pirate (or... See More