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About Jefferson

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Jefferson, Louisiana is a diverse community sprawling the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain and ending sixty miles later on the beaches of the Gulf of  Mexico.  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 of modern high rises, historic homes, fishing piers, Mississippi River views, marsh land, contemporary and old world restaurants, flourishing industrial parks, and family-friendly green spaces.

An area of rapid growth and business development over the past several decades, Jefferson has the ability to offer venues and accommodations to a broad spectrum.  With two major convention centers and numerous recreational  facilities Jefferson hosts conferences, meetings, exhibits, theatrical performances, and sports  tournamentsAttractions ranging from  historical to adventurous and budget conscious accommodations provide families with a memorable vacation.  The business traveler can enjoy the convenient locations of housing and accommodations to industry, still enjoying close proximity to dining, shopping and attractions. 

We invite you to experience Jefferson.  Visit with the locals at a fair or festival, party at a Mardi Gras parade, taste authentic Louisiana cuisine, shop the retail capitol of Louisiana.  Fish and hunt in Sportsmans Paradise, hike and camp in state parks, swim and boat along Jefferson's coast.  Rich in culture, diverse in its people and steeped in tradition, Jefferson is waiting to be explored.       

Jefferson Communities


Learn about Jefferson's diverse communities

Grand Isle, Gretna, Harahan, Harvey, Kenner, Marrero, Metairi, Jean Lafitte, Westwego ... all that Jefferson Parish has to offer.
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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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