Fall Festivals & Halloween
We know how to have fun all year round, but fall is a special time for locals and visitors alike in Jefferson Parish. We celebrate the end of another long, hot summer with outdoor festivals, movies in the park, biking along the levee, paddling in Lafitte and hiking the wetland trails at Barataria Preserve. As the weather cools, you may find us picnicking in Lafreniere Park, or perhaps enjoying a dozen raw oysters on the patio at one of our many award-winning restaurants along the Louisiana Oyster Trail.
Fairs and festivals abound in Jefferson Parish during autumn. Otherwise quiet communities come alive with the sounds of music and laughter, coupled with the mouth-watering scent of local Louisiana foods like jambalaya, gumbo, and fried seafood. Rock out at one of our largest festivals of the year, the Gretna Heritage Festival, in historic downtown Gretna. During celebrations such as the Gumbo Festival in Bridge City and the Bucktown Seafood Festival in Metairie, you will find dancing, laughter, live music and fun for the entire family!
Halloween in Jefferson Parish is a spooktacular, family-friendly affair! Why celebrate for just one night? Our Halloween events calendar is jam-packed the whole month of October! From haunted houses and seasonal movies to family-friendly festivals and live music, we are full of festive Halloween fun!
Looking for a good ghost story? Jefferson Parish has a few! One of our most famous is the haunting of the Huey P. Long Bridge. Read more about this spooky story here!
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