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The Gretna Heritage Festival, an annual celebration of Gretna's German culture, food and people is host to national & international entertainers, amusement rides, games, arts and crafts, German Beer Garden, and an Italian Village.
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Planetarium & MegaDome Cinema

Planetarium with Laser Light Shows, and MegaDome Cinema featuring Volcanoes of the Sea and The Planets!
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Arts, Entertainment & Culture

Let us entertain you!  Jefferson Parish diverse in its people and culture brings you entertainment year round.  Perhaps you prefer live theater, or maybe it's a lively festival, or you are more of a history buff.  Whatever your preference you are sure to find it in Jefferson.

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The Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) has an exciting season with performances at the Performing Arts Center located in Metairie on the east-bank of Jefferson and at the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre and Teatro Wego! located on the westbank of Jefferson.  There is something for everyone, drama, comedy, kids theatre, and holiday presentations! 

Call the box office at 504-885-2000 or visit
for complete details and to purchase tickets.

About the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS)

Founded in 1978 by Dennis G. Assaf and Hannah Cunningham, Jefferson Performing Arts Society is a non-profit professional arts organization whose mission is to promote arts performance, training and outreach by providing a diverse range of quality programs that entertain, educate and enrich the cultural and economic vitality of Jefferson Parish, Greater New Orleans and the deep south. 

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Theatre 13 was founded in 2009 by New Orleans theatre artists Gary Rucker and Kelly Fouchi as a side project to the already successful FourFront Theatre, which they co-founded in 2008.  The mission of Theatre 13 is to bring new and exciting productions to the New Orleans area while providing local theatre artists an opportunity to perform and create.

Theatre 13 will produce a wide range of professional theatrical performances, from musicals to children's theatre to more controversial and thought-provoking works.

In 2012, the City of Kenner awarded Theatre 13 the management contract for what is now known as The Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts.


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Alert Transportation LLC
  • 304 Hector Avenue
  • Gretna, LA 70056
  • Phone: (504) 362-4145
  • Region: Gretna

You have enough to worry about whether you’re traveling or making social arrangements. Make your transportation one less hassle with Alert Transportation, LLC. We are a locally owned Company that MORE >>

Audubon Nature Institute - Aquarium, IMAX, Butterfly Garden &Insectarium & Zoo
  • 6500 Magazine Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Phone: 504-581-4629
  • Region: New Orleans

Walk beneath the vivid Caribbean Reef, marvel at the lush beauty of the Amazon Rainforest and journey the Mississippi River at the Aquarium of the Americas.  Penguins, sting rays, sharks and other MORE >>

Bayou Barn
  • 7145 Barataria Boulevard
  • Marrero, LA 70072
  • Phone: 504-689-2663
  • Region: Lafitte

Cajun festivals, weddings and private parties! Perfect venue for your Louisiana themed venue. Bayou Barn is a casual, open air restaurant, dance hall and catering facility on Bayou Des Familles. We MORE >>

Boomtown Casino
  • 4132 Peters Road
  • Harvey, LA 70058
  • Phone: 504-366-7711
  • Region: Harvey

Leave your worries behind and escape to Boomtown® Casino New Orleans for a little relaxation and fun. With live entertainment, three great restaurants and three levels of non-stop gaming action, MORE >>

Castle Theatre
  • 501 Williams Boulevard
  • Kenner, LA 70062
  • Phone: (504) 287-4707
  • Region: Kenner

The space seats 80 people, and will produce a variety of comedy shows with national headliners, music, and small theatrical production. Louie Duet states, "The Castle Theatre is a venue that will MORE >>

German-American Cultural Center
  • 519 Huey P. Long Avenue
  • Gretna, LA 70053
  • Phone: 504-363-4202
  • Region: Gretna

Interprets the German immigrant contribution to Louisiana, 1720's to present. The GACC interprets the unique German immigrant contribution to Louisiana's history through exhibits, lectures, programs, MORE >>

Gladiators Cycling
  • 6708 West Magnolia Blvd
  • Harahan, LA 70123
  • Phone: (504) 416-1569
  • Region: Harahan

Gladiators Cycling is a local 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, made up of local cyclist. We ride because we are proud to do our part to Stop Diabetes. We decided to team up to change the future and MORE >>

Gretna Farmers Market & Art Walk
  • 739 Third Street
  • Gretna, LA 70053
  • Phone: (504) 361-1822
  • Region: Gretna

Enjoy fresh local produce and products at the Gretna Farmers Market, every Saturday from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, rain or shine, under the covered Gretna Market Building, Huey P. Long Avenue between 3rd MORE >>

Gretna Office of Tourism
  • 337 Huey P. Long Avenue
  • Gretna, LA 70054
  • Phone: 504-363-1580
  • Region: Gretna

Gretna is a charming city with a small town atmosphere in the middle of a major metropolitan area. Settled by German immigrants in 1836, Gretna was declared a village on May 19, 1913. Four months MORE >>

Happy Belly
  • 107 Southern Star
  • Slidell, LA 70458
  • Phone: (504) 931-9187
  • Region: Slidell

Festival concessions...deep fried items such as fried Oreos, Snickers, Reese's Cups, Coke, Cake and more! Enjoy this unique treat at fairs, festivals or your special event! Great idea for sports and MORE >>

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JP Library

Few places offer the chance to escape...the Jefferson Parish Library is one of those places!  Locations throughout the east and west banks of the parish feature meeting space, business centers, teen centers, children's wing with storytime and puppet theatre.    

Guest speakers and storytellers are often part of the Louisiana experience at one of our 16 locations.

The Eastbank Regional Library is located at 4747 West Napoleon Avenue in Metairie.  This library features weekly agendas, guest speakers, how-to-clinics and more.  Visit the website for ALL locations of Jefferson Parish libraries...there is one near you.  

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