Our Heritage

It’s not just a city, it’s a lifestyle.

Welcome to Gretna, Louisiana!

With roots tracing back to 1913, our city stands as a testament to the resiliency and hard work of our residents. Nestled on the west bank of the Mississippi River, the city has grown from its days as a small village to being a major hub for river commerce and trade. Through our growth, a few things have remained as constants – our residents’ love for music, food, and culture. Gretna Fest is a celebration of that love and our chance to welcome our friends and family from across the parish, state, and country to Old Gretna for a drink and a good time!

Organizations We Support

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.

The following is a listing of some of the non-profit organizations we have supported throughout the history of the Festival.