Gretna's Farmers' Mar
Louisiana, if you can handle the heat, is a fabulous time of year to be visiting. The town of Gretna comes to life with visitors from nearby New Orleans streaming in to experience the laid back ambiance, and the fabulous Farmers’ Market that graces the historic downtown of Gretna from May into the early fall. Here, you will find a blend of fresh fruit and vegetables from local farmers, delectable delicacies like golden honey and locally made jams jellies, and, of course, Creole sauces, all of which make great gifts for friends and family back home.
Gretna Art Walk
Held on the second Saturday from March until September, visitors come from around the state and elsewhere flock to the beautiful historic district of Gretna to view local and international artists. The Art Walk features more than just paintings. Here, you will find myriad jewelers selling their handcrafted masterpieces, sculptures, wooden carvings, ceramics, and a buffet of other creative art pieces. In the last year, upcycled art has gained significant popularity. So, make sure to book yourself some time in Gretna during a weekend in the middle of the month to experience this unique annual event.
Gretna Heritage Festi
Despite going through some of the most difficult times in its history, and surviving the most severe storm this region has ever seen, Gretna's spirit and pride has flourished, and nowhere is this more evident than during the Gretna Heritage Festival. Generally held in October, the festival has a 20-year history and comprises of 25 city blocks of non-stop vendors, food tents, and entertainment galore. There is something for everyone with plenty of fun-filled activities for children of all ages, and beer gardens for parents looking to get a little adult time in. There is a free shuttle for visitors staying out of town.