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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JEAN LAFITTE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced the start of Phase 1 construction on the Rosethorne Tidal Protection project. The $34 million project is the second of 10 high-priority flood risk reduction projects...
The town of Jean Lafitte will host a Community Day for the residents of Barataria, Crown Point, Jean Lafitte and Lafitte on March 12, 2022 from 9:00 am to noon. We will have a tree give-a-away, free non-perishable groceries, free legal services and a limited supply of...
The Rosethorne Parade will take place on Saturday, February 26,2022 at starting at the Semco Shipyard at 109 Jean Lafitte Blvd (This is the beginning of what was named Rosethorne Road). The route continues for 5 miles, ending at Lafitte Town Hall at 2654 Jean Lafitte...
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.
06/10/2022 - 06/11/2022 - 12:00 am
The Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival will take place on June 10-11, 2022, at the Jean Lafitte Auditorium and Grounds, 4953 City Park St in Jean Lafitte.
The festival will include amazing live music, Louisiana food, swamp tours, kayak rentals, carnival rides and an art walk. The event space includes the town’s Wetland Trace, a boardwalk trail through a 41-acre cypress swamp nature preserve, adjacent to the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Swamp Tours will also be offered leaving from the Wetland Trace. Information on tickets and the music lineup will be announced at a later date.