Things To Do Near New Orleans
They say New Orleans is wild... Take a real walk on the wild side right next door in Jefferson Parish. Find things to do near New Orleans right here!
We may be known for our outdoor adventure, but Jefferson Parish is so much more! We are home to two award-winning theaters, museums, one-of-a-kind shopping, delicious local cuisine, and beautiful green spaces. There's a lot to do here, but it's okay if you can't fit it all in. Come back and visit us again!
Saints fans unite! The Official Who Dat Rally & Music Festival will be held September 6th-8th, just one day before the start of the season, at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center and LaSalle Park, all adjacent to the New Orleans Saints training facility. Fans will enjoy great music, food, beverages, and arts & crafts. Featuring top national and local acts like The Guess Who, The Family Stone, Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Cowboy Mouth and more, this is a can't miss event for Saints fans! WHO DAT! Click here to learn more!
Savor the Summer with Deals & Promotions
We invite you to savor the summer with special promotions throughout Jefferson Parish! Discover our history, unique attractions near New Orleans, good eats and more as you venture off the beaten path and explore the hidden gems that lie right next door to our famous neighbor, New Orleans! Click the button below to start savoring your summer!
Follow along with the Imagination Movers as they take you on a tour of Jefferson Parish, LA!
It's time to start planning the best summer ever! Dance the night away to live music and enjoy a spectacular firework show at Uncle Sam Jam! Shop local at one of our many farmers markets, full of fresh fruits and veggies! Enjoy a hotdog and a cold one at a New Orleans Baby Cakes game! Chill out at the wave pool at Bayou Segnette State Park. Click here to check out some of our top August events and festivals! Looking for things to do with kids this summer in Jefferson Parish? Don't miss our Kid-Friendly Summer blog!
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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!
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