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Just Imagine the fun you'll have in Jefferson Parish! Find things to do near New Orleans right here! We offer a variety of attractions, outdoor activities, cuisines, family-friendly festivals and experiences, sprawling over sixty miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the shores of beautiful Lake Pontchartrain. Experience the holidays in Jefferson, featuring light shows, parades, shopping, ice skating and even snow! You will have no trouble getting in the holiday spirit here! So, whether you're planning a family vacation, adventurous getaway, or a business trip, you're sure to make the perfect Jefferson Parish memory. 


Celebrate Mardi Gras in Jefferson Parish!

Mardi Gras is known as "the biggest party on Earth" and Jefferson Parish is inviting you! Spanning over two sides of the Mississippi River, the East Bank and the West Bank, Jefferson Parish offers Mardi Gras fun wherever you may be located. Come and experience the sites, sounds, food, music, parades and of course, the BEADS in this family friendly celebration of Mardi Gras. Check out our parade schedule here and start planning your trip today!

Mardi Gras Krewe Queen

During Mardi Gras is the FREE family-friendly festival, Family Gras! It is the best way to see the pageantry of Mardi Gras and enjoy the outdoor concerts by national & local artists. Shop the Art Market filled with a variety of items from Louisiana photography, framed artwork, regional decor, folk art, hair accessories, hand-crafted jewelry and more. Our Kids' Court is filled with a variety of activities for kids 12 and younger such as face painting, unique hand-wax art, and interactive games.

It's going to be a fun weekend of concerts and parades...relax in one of Jefferson's hotels. Most offer complimentary breakfast and parking. See all of our Family Gras hotel packages here! Or, click here to book your room conveniently through our booking engine.

While you are in town, make sure to download our mobile app! Plan your perfect day in Jefferson Parish. See pre-planned itineraries. Explore special offers. Take a trip on the Louisiana Oyster Trail! FREE on Android and IOS.


See what's happening right next door to NOLA in Jefferson Parish! Let our food and culture inspire
you! Tag your pics with #VisitJeffersonParish and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

Jefferson Parish Promotions & Deals

When visiting Jefferson Parish you don't want to miss out on the fun and...flavor! Below check out specials and promotions to some of our top places to discover and dine...from swamp tours and indoor games to fresh Louisiana seafood! Just imagine the possibilities!

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