Gretna Heritage Fest

Gretna Heritage Festival

October 6 - 8, 2023


New Gretna Fest logo

Jefferson Parish invites you to bring the whole family and enjoy the Gretna Heritage Festival, a 3-day music festival right on the Mississippi River with performances by national, regional & international artists on 3 main stages!

At the Fest, savor a huge variety of food, from nearly 50 vendors in their food court, as well as a variety of exciting villages (German, Italian, Asian & Margarita) featuring food and entertainment. Find a treasure among our many arts and crafts. Bring your children to our Kids Corner and enjoy the new Craft Beer Section which will be offering Gretna Fest a selection of Port Orleans craft beers. Club Backstage, located in the Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts and features live music, football gameday watch parties, a full bar, and more!

Voted Top 20 Events in the Southeast by Southeast Tourism Society, Gretna Heritage Festival is located in the heart of Gretna - a historic district that encompasses 25 city blocks!

It's all here. Fun and enjoyment for everyone, plus we have easy access to and from the Fest by using our Free Shuttle service along with free parking at Oakwood Center and the Jefferson Parish School Systems Building at 501 Manhattan Boulevard in Harvey.

2023 Lineup 

Gretna Fest 2023

Tickets can be purchased in advance at and cost $30 for a single-day pass that allows re-entry and $60 for a weekend pass. Children between the ages of 5 and 12 can attend the festival for $5 and children aged 4 and under get in free.  

Want to book a hotel in Jefferson Parish? We offer value-priced to deluxe accommodations. Our hotels are comfortable and affordable, convenient to Gretna Fest, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the French Quarter, and downtown New Orleans!
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