Gretna Fest 2012
Gretna Fest is held every year in Historic Downtown Gretna along the banks of the Mississippi River. See the sites and hear the sounds of this year’s festival, held October 5th-7th, including music, rides, games, food, and more!
  • Tree School

    Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful recently sponsored its 12th annual Tree School. The workshop addressed the importance of the care and preservation of trees in the urban landscape.

  • Golden Agers Ball

    Jefferson Parish presents the "Golden Agers Ball".

  • The American-Italian Research Library Grand Opening

    The treasure trove of oral histories, immigration records, notes, books, photographs and other artifacts chronicling the local Italian community moved from New Orleans to Metairie. The American Italian Research Library moved its collection from the American Italian Museum in the Central Business District to Jefferson Parish's East Bank Regional Library. The library includes naturalization records from 1800 to 1860 for Italian immigrants seeking citizenship in New Orleans, indexes of Sicilian church registries and copies of Italian newspapers such as La Voce Colonale, which was printed here. The collection also includes the complete works of Giovanni Schiavo, the pioneer of American Italian studies, and his hand-written notes, personal library and research material.

  • Rosethorne Park Boat Launch Ribbon Cutting

    Rosethorne Park Boat Launch Ribbon Cutting Lafitte, LA on March 8th, 2012

  • The Jefferson Journal

    Produced by the Jefferson Parish Public Information Office

  • Krewe of Argus

    The Krewe of Argus was founded in 1972 by several Jefferson Parish civic-minded business men. This family friendly Parade rolls on Mardi Gras Day in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. Over one million family-oriented spectators line the Veterans Blvd. route in Metairie, Louisiana to catch its assortments of specialty throws. The Krewe is comprised of over 450 male, female, and children riders, as well as guest Celebrities and a Marching Band. Each year the Argus crowns a Special King, Queen, and Royalty Court from its own membership to ride as Royalty. In past Parades, Argus has created special floats designed to honor our heroes in the Armed Services and local celebrities such as Artist George Rodrigue and his Blue Dog.

  • Krewe of Napoleon

    The Krewe of Napoleon was created in 1980 to give Jefferson Parish an excitingly different approach to the Mardi Gras season.

  • Krewe of Choctaw

    To promote good fellowship, contribute to civic good, encourage charity and keep alive the great spirit of Mardi Gras.

  • Krewe of Caesar

    Krewe of Caesar presents Festivals of the World.

  • Krewe of Excalibur & Krewe of Atlas

    Krewe of Excalibur & Krewe of Atlas have their parades during Mardi Gras.

  • Rainbow Pinnacle Ball

    Watch as Pinnacles members and their guests celebrate the Mardi Gras season at this beautiful formal ball. This year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Jefferson Parish Parks and Recreation offers recreation activities to people with developmental disabilities. The goals are to improve or maintain physical, cognitive, emotional and social functions and promote healthy, independent leisure lifestyles. For more information, call 736-6999 Ext. 114 or email

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