Things To Do

Jean Lafitte in April

What's Happening in April at Jean Lafitte

Battle of New Orleans Talk
Discover 1815’s Battle of New Orleans with a ranger talk 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. daily. Free. Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 West St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. 281-0510 or www.nps.gov/jela.

Walk the Wetlands
Explore Louisiana swamp and marsh on a ranger-guided walk 10:00 a.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Free. Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero (near Crown Point). 689-3690 ext 10 or www.nps.gov/jela.

Spring in the Swamp
Celebrate spring with alligators, birds, and wildflowers. Become a Junior Ranger, explore the trailside touch table, discover swamp critters with dipnets. Guided trail walks at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Free. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Friday, March 30, through Sunday, April 1. Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero (near Crown Point). 689-3690 ext 10 or www.nps.gov/jela.

Spring Wildflower Walk
Learn some basic botany and find out what’s blooming in the wetlands on a volunteer-led walk. Free but space limited; call to register. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7. Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero (near Crown Point). 689-3690 ext 10 or www.nps.gov/jela.

Ranger Talk
Discover New Orleans history and culture with a ranger talk in the visitor center courtyard. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. French Quarter Visitor Center of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 419 Decatur Street, New Orleans. 504-589-3882 ext 221 or www.nps.gov/jela.

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Fri 27

Friday Night Gretna “EZ” Ride

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Gretna Farmer’s Market

April 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm