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Six sites and lots of things to see and do at each---find out what's happening everywhere with the calendar.

There's always something happening at Jean Lafitte---here is a printable pdf calendar of October programs and events. Changes to the calendar:

  • the date for the monthly dulcimer jam at the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette has been changed to Saturday, October 7.
  • New program! Park After Dark - 6:30-9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13, at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux. Discover your creepy crawly neighbors with a special evening insect program. Rangers will set up a light trap to attract insects, discuss insect identification, and explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of our neighborhood bugs. Drop by for a while or stay for the whole evening. Free.

All park visitor centers are closed on Monday, October 9, for the Columbus Day holiday. Trails and parking lots at the Barataria Preserve will be open; grounds and parking areas at Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery will also be open.

The Acadian Cultural Center and the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center will be closed on Saturday, October 28; staff will be at the free Experience Louisiana Festival in Eunice---come join us!

To search by specific days or for future events, use the "Search for Events" function below. Be sure to click on "Show Results" to get the information you've requested. Check the "Show ALL instances of recurring events" box to get every day and time a program is offered; if you do not check the box, only the first time/day a program is offered will appear in the list.

 

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Battle of New Orleans Talk

    • Time: 10:45 AM,2:45 PM
    • Location: Chalmette Battlefield, Chalmette
    • Fees: free
    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    Everyday from 07/13/2017 to 10/31/2017

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Wetlands Walk

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Barataria Preserve, Marrero
    • Fees: free
    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 07/13/2017 to 10/29/2017

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Boat Tours - Bayou Lafourche

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM,10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux
    • Fees: see below
    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 10/02/2017 to 12/01/2017

    Cruise into the past on a ranger-guided boat tour.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Cajun Music Jam

    • Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    • Location: Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux
    • Fees: free
    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly from 09/11/2017 to 10/30/2017

    Sit in with local muscians or just sit back and enjoy!

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Boat Tours - Bayou Vermilion

    • Time: 10:30 AM
    • Location: Vermilionville Heritage & Folklife Park, Lafayette
    • Fees: see below
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 10/03/2017 to 11/24/2017

    Enjoy a bayou cruise with a National Park Service ranger from Lafayette's Acadian Cultural Center.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Cercle Francophone

    • Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux
    • Fees: free
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 07/18/2017 to 10/31/2017

    French speakers, unite! Join the conversation and keep Louisiana's Francophone traditions alive.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Ranger Talk

    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Location: French Quarter Visitor Center, New Orleans
    • Fees: free
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 07/19/2017 to 10/31/2017

    Join a park ranger to discover the history and culture of New Orleans.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    • Time: 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
    • Location: Acadian Cultural Center, Lafayette
    • Fees: free
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 07/13/2017 to 10/31/2017

    Ranger talks on various topics.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Archaeology Month Programs

    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Location: French Quarter Visitor Center, New Orleans
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    From Poverty Point to Storyville, discover hidden layers of Louisiana history.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Better Health BaYOU! Day

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Barataria Preserve, Marrero
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    A health fair, dancing and exercise, trail walks, games, and more---all in the great outdoors!

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Cajun Conversations

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, Eunice
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 07/15/2017 to 10/28/2017

    Practice your Cajun French during basic conversation.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Explore & Restore Crafts for Kids - Prairie Acadian Cultural Ctr

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, Eunice
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 07/15/2017 to 10/28/2017

    Join the hands-on fun and create unique crafts from ordinary objects.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Folklife Demonstrations

    • Time: 2:45 PM,4:00 PM
    • Location: Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, Eunice
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 07/15/2017 to 10/28/2017

    Discover "the Cajun way" of music, dancing, and cooking.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Rendez-vous des Cajuns

    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: see description
    • Fees: see description
    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 07/15/2017 to 10/28/2017

    It's a Louisiana Saturday night Cajun-style!

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Bats of Barataria

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Barataria Preserve, Marrero
    • Fees: free
    Friday, October 27, 2017

    Discover the creatures of the night with bat researcher Dr. Craig Hood.

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419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone:

(504) 589-3882

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