Weekend 1: June 25-17
Weekend 2: July 2-4
Essence Festival is known as "the party with a purpose!" This annual music festival started in 1995 as a one-time event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Essence Magazine. Now, it is the largest event celebrating African-American culture and music in the United States! Locally, we refer to it as Essence Fest and it returns virtually this summer, streaming on www.essencestudios.com!
Not only is it a weekend full of music, but there are also a range of activities across Music, Film & TV and Food & Wine, as well as interviews, conferences and exhibitions!
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