Gretna Heritage Festival October 3,4,5, 2014
Festival Highlights:  

Located in historic downtown Gretna, LA the Gretna Heritage Festival encompasses approximately 25 city blocks.

Free parking and a free shuttle during the festival will be available at the Westside Shopping Center behind Academy Sporting Goods and at Oakwood Center in Terrytown. Pedestrians ride free on the Gretna-Canal Street ferry.

Tickets Available Online

Advance ticket options:

  • Print at home
  • Have tickets mailed to your home (not available 1-week out)
  • Pick-up tickets at TM outlets in WalMart Stores


Gate ticket sales:
Purchase tickets at Gates

Festival Grounds Layout Map
View the layout of the Festival grounds.

Official Poster
Christy Works-Boutte's eighth commission for the Gretna Heritage Festival is full of "Free Bird" attitude.

Official Festival Charm
Breaux's jewelers presents the 3rd annual Gretna Heritage Festival Charm. Available at the Festival.

2012 Festival Poster
2010 Festival Charm

Rumble on the River
Special Thursday Event - Championship Boxing
The main event will feature New Orleans, LA's undefeated pugilist, Marcus McDaniel, as the 10W-0L contender aims to continue his unbeaten record by securing the IBA Americas Middleweight Championship in a clash with Jean Baptiste from Tampa, FL, 7W-3L-5D.

Musical Performers
Over 75 local and international acts, with headliners including Joe Cocker, Foreigner, Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, Big & Rich, The Spinners, & Cowboy Troy

Music Schedule
Seven state-of-the-art sound stages with live music throughout the festival weekend. View and print the schedule.

Food Court
Dozens of local vendors in a giant dining tent will offer more than 150 dishes ranging from Vietnamese Spring Rolls to Corn Crab Bisque in a bread bowl and Cajun Crawfish Pasta.

German Beer Garden
The German Beer Garden kicks off the official opening of the Oktoberfest season. Music, authentic German food and beer by Friends of the German / American Cultural Center with local celebrities & elected officials.

Italian Village
The Festival's Italian Village features authentic Italian food & drinks and performances by Louis Prima, Jr., Bobby Lonero, and The Yat Pac

Arts & Crafts
More than 80 arts and crafts booths selling jewelry, paintings, pottery and blown glassware.

Carnival Rides And Games
The Gretna Heritage Festival presents exciting carnival rides & games for wholesome family fun. A Pay-One-Price special is available Friday and Sunday.

About Gretna Fest

About GEDA
Presented by the Gretna Economic Development Association, the festival helps non-profit groups earn extra cash.

Non-Profit Organizations
The Gretna Heritage Festival promotes and supports businesses and organizations in the City Of Gretna, La. We also support many local, state, and national charitable organizations.

Over 100 sponsors contribute to funding and producing the festival. Advertising opportunities are available.

Friends Of The Festival
We invite you to join in our "Friends of the Festival" sponsorship level which includes includes a weekend pass, special seating, bar and restroom, tee shirt and more.

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Gretna Fest 2009 Read what they have to say...

This just in: Gretna Fest rocks By Chris Rose, The Times-Picayune
The line-up of artists spoke for itself. Gretna Fest has, by far, the most diverse, eclectic and even amusing roster of has-beens, will-be’s, legends, novelties, curiosities and pop icons.

Team of Gretna Heritage Festival veterans pick the highlights of the 2009 event
By The Times-Picayune

15th Annual Gretna Heritage Festival A Huge Success
The 2009 Gretna Heritage Festival is now part of the history books, and despite the fact that Sunday was dreary and rainy, I’m sure that another new attendance record must have been set. After spending 3 days on the festival grounds, I didn’t even come close to seeing or hearing everything, but I did get a really good sampling of food, music and fun.