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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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Town of Jean Lafitte and Iris Society plant over 1,000 irises

Town of Jean Lafitte and Iris Society plant over 1,000 irises

Dec. 7, 2019 - Town of Jean Lafitte and Greater New Orleans Iris Society Plant 1,000 irises along the town's boardwalk to reestablish and revive the state's wildflower. Volunteers from the Town of Jean Lafitte and the Greater New Orleans Iris Society (GNOIS) planted...

2019 World Champion Jean Lafitte Pirogue Races

2019 World Champion Jean Lafitte Pirogue Races

Country Roads Magazine, Sep. 7, 2019 Since the 1930s, the communities of Bayou Barataria has gathered for the traditional Jean Lafitte Pirogue Races. Last year, after a hiatus, the town of Jean Lafitte re-introduced the beloved bayou celebration of local heritage,...

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 - June 10-11

Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival - June 10-11

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.

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