2018 Calendar of Events

APRIL 7 – Bloomin’ in the Bayou Spring Wildflower Walk
Jean Lafitte Barataria Preserve Nat. Historical Park, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Learn some basic botany and find out what’s blooming in the wetlands on a volunteer-led walk. Free but space limited; call the visitor center at 504-689-3690 ext. 10 to sign up.

APRIL 13-15 – 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.

APRIL 14 – Swamp Science Fest
Jean Lafitte Barataria Preserve Nat. Historical Park, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Celebrate Citizen Science Day and learn about scientific research at the Barataria Preserve and elsewhere through family-friendly fun. Try your hand at water quality testing, listen for and record frog calls, spot birds and record your sightings, and make a prothonotary warbler nest box. Guided bird walks and plant life cycle walks 11:00 a.m.-noon, 12:30-1:30 p.m., and 2:00-3:00 p.m. Environmental documentary showings and discussions with filmmaker Josh Fox 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:00-3:30 p.m.

APRIL 29 – Blessing of the Fleet
Begins at Noon, behind town hall

JULY 21 – Pirogue Races
The 2018 Jean Lafitte Pirogue Races will be held at the Jean Lafitte Fisheries Market