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Welcome to Jefferson Parish

New Orleans Neighbor

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Jefferson Parish begins on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and ends sixty miles later on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Within its boundaries one can find historic districts, museums, some of the best fishing Louisiana has to offer, two convention centers, fine dining and family oriented restaurants and over 7,500 hotel rooms in all price ranges.

The Louisiana Office of Tourism, Jefferson Parish is ranked 2nd in the state in tourism. In 2011, tourism in Jefferson Parish was a $1 billion industry generating over 9,200 hospitality related jobs.

Whether you're planning a family vacation or a business trip, Jefferson can offer you all the comforts, entertainment and amenities to make your stay a memorable one. Kids will love the Kenner Planetarium and MegaDome Cinema in Rivertown, the wavepool at Bayou Segnette State Park, the numerous playgrounds and kid-friendly facilities.  Adults delight in the shopping, dining, historic districts, exploring the many nature and birding trails, and of course fishing the Gulf waters of Grand Isle and the bayous of  Jean Lafitte... Plan your vacation in Jefferson Parish, the Gateway to New Orleans! 

Oyster PoBoy            crowd fun          Dad and Boy Fishing
           The Food                                       The Fun                                     The Adventure



Experience Jefferson

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We Invite you to
Journey Jefferson's Oyster Trail...

An experience focusing on Jefferson Parish restaurants serving Louisiana oysters in a variety of ways! Visitors and locals alike will experience the flavor, as well as the flare of the local artists' hand-painted sculptures depicting Jefferson Parish.


Oyster Trail Lafitte Sculpture                Oyster Trail Kick off Party
 

                 
  
     


 

SPOTLIGHT ON JEFFERSON

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Jefferson Parish to host
Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana
April 10, 11 &12, 2015


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Upcoming Events

Gretna Heritage Festival

3 day festival with performances by national and Louisiana favorites. 
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Bridge City Gumbo Festival

Bridge City's "world famous" Gumbo is cooked daily at the festival gro
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Race to the Lake 5k/10k

The second annual Race to the Lake run will 
take place on Saturday, October 11t
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