2019 Calendar of Events

APRIL 6-7 –┬áSpring in the Swamp

It’s spring in the swamp at the Barataria Preserve: wildflowers are in bloom, frogs are calling, migratory birds are returning from their travels, and alligators are looking for romance. Join National Park Service rangers and volunteers for a weekend of free family fun during Spring in the Swamp 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7.

You can also see irises blooming at the Wetland Trace in Jean Lafitte behind the Lafitte’s Barataria Museum.

APRIL 28 – St. Anthony’s Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony
The Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony is April 28 at noon behind town hall.

MAY 3-5 – St. Anthony’s Blessing of the Fleet Festival
St. Anthony Church, 2653 Jean Lafitte Blvd. The festival will include food, a flea market and live music by local bands.

Friday May 3: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday May 4: noon to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday May 5: noon to 9:00 p.m.

(504) 689-4101

AUG. (TBA) – Jean Lafitte Town Market
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 920 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Jean Lafitte. at the Jules Nunez Seafood Pavilion on Bayou Barataria. The Town Market includes vendors selling fresh seafood, local food, music and arts and crafts.

SEPT 7 – Jean Lafitte Pirogue Races
Saturday, July (TBA) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The races start at 11:00. The festival includes local food and music.

SEPT. (TBA) – Jean Lafitte Town Market
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 920 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Jean Lafitte. at the Jules Nunez Seafood Pavilion on Bayou Barataria. The Town Market includes vendors selling fresh seafood, local food, music and arts and crafts.

OCT. (TBA) – Jean Lafitte Town Market
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 920 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Jean Lafitte. at the Jules Nunez Seafood Pavilion on Bayou Barataria. The Town Market includes vendors selling fresh seafood, local food, music and arts and crafts.