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Come explore the heart of the Barataria Basin, where the dark bayou waters hide silent alligators alongside the secrets of notorious pirate Jean Lafitte. Remnants of the past are still present in this historic fishing village and the trails and waterways traversing the area.

Only a short distance from the big city of New Orleans, Jean Lafitte and its bayou culture feels like a world apart. Spend the day here, touring the mysterious swamps, eating some of Louisiana’s best seafood and learning about the people and their unique way of life.

 

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Wine Walk on the Wetland Trace

Wine Walk on the Wetland Trace

Come stroll and taste a variety of selected wines on the scenic Wetland Trace in Jean Lafitte on Saturday, November 18, 2023. Details: Location: Jean Lafitte Wetland Trace- 4917 City Park St, Jean Lafitte, LA 70067 Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023 Time: 2:00 pm to...

Jean Lafitte Inauguration Ceremony

Jean Lafitte Inauguration Ceremony

The Town of Jean Lafitte cordially invites you to the Inauguration of the Mayor, Town Council & Chief of Police on Thursday July 27, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jean Lafitte Auditorium. We will have food, drinks and a DJ. We hope to see everyone there! Mayor Timothy...

Fall Town Market Schedule Announced!

Fall Town Market Schedule Announced!

Jean Lafitte is excited to announce the Town Market Schedule for this Fall! Looking forward to seeing you there. If you are interested in being a vendor please contact Jeff Adam at: adam@townofjeanlafitte.com Dates: Saturday, August 12, 2023 (10 am to 2 pm) Saturday,...

Lafitte Barataria

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The 6,000-square-foot, Barataria Museum tells the 200-year-old story of the Town of Jean Lafitte, a historic fishing village 20 miles southwest of New Orleans.

 

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Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival

Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival

04/12/2024 - 04/14/2024    
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival returns Friday to Sunday, April 12-14! The festival will include live music, Louisiana food, swamp tours, kayak rentals, carnival rides, [...]

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