A charming city with a small town atmosphere in the middle of a major metropolitan area. Settled by German immigrants in 1836, it beckons to all history buffs.
Stroll through one of Louisiana’s largest national historic register districts and discover the unique architecture and landmarks.
A major festival in Gretna is the Gretna Heritage Festival is a culture festival in Gretna, Louisiana. The festival offers food, arts & crafts, rides & games, and music. The festival started in 1994 as a small community event. It has since grown to one of the largest festivals in Jefferson Parish and is also listed as one of Newcomers report a new kind of musical experience unavailable elsewhere in other genres of music.
Past headline acts have included Travis Tritt, The Beach Boys, Charlie Daniels, Blue Öyster Cult, Joe Diffie, David Allan Coe, Chicago, Brooks & Dunn, and Ricky Van Shelton.
Celebrating 15 years the Gretna Heritage Festival, encompassing 25 city blocks, features seven stages with performances by international entertainers along with some of Louisiana’s finest and favorites! The food dished out from the giant food tent will be exceptional with just about every culture represented.