Columbus Day Closures
All park sites closed Monday, October 13, for Columbus Day. Follow the link for information about park hours and days and about access to the Barataria Preserve and Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery on holidays. More »
Saturdays at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center
Music, dancing, food, and crafts: come pass a good time any Saturday at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center. Every Saturday from 1:00-5:00 p.m., the center hosts folklife demonstrations that share the flavor of life on Louisiana's prairies. There's no admission charge to the center or for the demonstrations.
At 6:00 p.m., head next door to the Liberty Theatre for an evening of live Cajun and zydeco music at Rendez-vous des Cajuns. Ticket and program information for the show is available here or at 337-457-7389.
Laissez les bon temps roulez!
Did You Know?
Lubber grasshoppers are sometimes known as devil's horses in south Louisiana. They lay their eggs in the fall and prefer loose dirt, so they often lay their eggs in cemeteries. These enormous flightless grasshoppers hatch in spring and spend the summer munching their way through vegetation.