2017 Summer Events in Jeff Davis Parish
June - July -  August
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June 9-10


City of Jennings Events
  • Monday, July 3rd- "Stars & Stripes Celebration", live bands, food and craft vendors

Contact the Jennings Festival Association for more info at: (337) 821-5531

Zigler Museum Events
154 North Main Street
Jennings, LA 70546
Phone: (337) 824-0114
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-4

This museum is housed in the historic City Hall building. It features works from the permanent collection on display for the first time, as well as familiar favorites. Also has exhibits by local artists.
Le Bal Cadien
..not 'A' Cajun Dance... THE Cajun Dance!
  Live Cajun French Music and Dance presented by Cajun Music Radio, in association with Friends Supporting Friends.

Friends Supporting Friends Event Center (Old VFW)
1603 US-90W, Jennings, LA
  • June 17th, ALLONS DANSER DAY! A Tribute to Jerry Dugas (Noon-Midnight)

SWLa Acoustic Cajun Music Jam

Green's Cafe
603 State St
Jennings, Louisiana

10:00am-1:00pm, Every other Saturday

Bring your instruments and join in the Cajun Music Jam. All levels and ages are welcome! Anyone welcome to play or just jam to the Cajun sounds of local musicians. Free event.

Spring Dates: 
  • June 3rd, 17th
  • July 1st, 15th, 29th  
  • August 12th, 26th
Lake Arthur
Barber Shop Jam
Ray's Barber Shop
335 Nemento Street
Lake Arthur, Louisiana

8:00am-11:00am, Every other Saturday

Twice a month, at Ray's Barber Shop, local Cajun Musicians converge to have a jam session. Anyone is invited to join in or stop by and listen! Have a cup of coffee and get a trim while you enjoy some great local Cajun music. Free event.

Spring Dates: 
  • June 10th, 24th 
  • July 8th, 22nd
  • August 5th, 19th

Farmers' Markets
  • Elton - Coushatta Farmers' Market, Hwy 190, Saturday's from 7:30am-12:00pm. For more info, call (337) 584-2992
  • Jennings - Main Street Farmers' Market, Founders Park. Saturday's from 7:00am-10:00am
  • Welsh- Farmers' Market, City Hall Grounds, Every Tuesday from 4:00pm-6:00pm

432 N. Main Street
Jennings, LA 70546

(337) 821-5509
Strand Theatre
 "It's Movie Night in Jennings" is a project of A Block of Broadway Community Theatre. Classic movies in this Historic Theatre. Grab some famous popcorn and enjoy the show! Tickets are $3.

Summer Movie Schedule:
  • June 17- 7pm -Babes in Arms (1939) G, 12 and under free
  • June 24- 7pm- Night at the Museum (2006) PG, 12 and under free 
  • June 24 - 9:30pm- Office Space (1999) R
  • July 8 - 7pm- Strike up the Band (1940) G, 12 and under free
  • July 22 - 7pm- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) PG, 12 and under free
  • July 22 - 9:30pm- Sixteen Candles (1983) PG
  • August 5 - 7pm- Babes on Broadway (1941) G, 12 and under free
  • August 19- 7:00pm- Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) PG, 12 and under free
  • August 19- 9:30pm- The Breakfast Club (1985) R

Welsh Museum
202 E. South Street
Welsh, LA 70591
(337) 734-3811

This Small town's best kept secret. Celebrating over 100 years in the life of a small Louisiana town. Features agriculture exhibits, school day exhibits, military exhibits, and much more.

Admission is free, donations are accepted.

Gator Chateau
Hold a baby gator! Visit our Rescue, Educate, and Release facility at the I-10 Oil & Gas Park in Jennings, LA (Exit 64). Can accommodate group tours (please call in advance). A free attraction!

Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm. 
Bayou Rum Distillery
Located in Lacassine, LA (I-10 Exit 48). The Spirit of Louisiana! Visit the largest private rum distillery in the USA, using all Louisiana ingredients. See how it's made and visit the tasting bar on their free tour! Be sure to stop at the gift shop, featuring all their products, as well as great Louisiana souvenirs. 

Visit Bayou Rum online!
I-10 Park Fishing
I-10 Oil & Gas Park in Jennings, Exit 64

11 acre stocked fishing pond. LA Fishing license required. The park also features a playground, picnic pavilions with bbq pits, walking track, ducks, and restroom facilities. Also home to the Gator Chateau and Tourist Information. Free to fish, and you can keep what you catch!
W.H. Tupper Museum
311 North Main Street
Jennings, LA
(337) 821-5532

A General Merchandise store from the 1900's! Doors closed in 1949, leaving authentic and interesting merchandise. Now a museum with treasures galore! Located in Historic Downtown Jennings.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm 

Also, visit the "Old Magnolia" gift shop next door for great gifts from local artists and Louisiana souvenirs. 

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Flyway Byway
Drive the newest State Scenic Byway, the Flyway Byway! Get off the interstate and experience the authentic back roads of our Parish. A 55 mile driving loop, and also 80 miles of 'blueways'. Perfect for birders and nature lovers! Great for canoe/kayak enthusiasts, foodies, and nature lovers!

Click here for Map and more info!
Seafood Sensation
Culinary Trail
From award winning gumbo, to spicy boiled crawfish, we have a plate for every taste! Be sure to try a 'plate lunch', which is a local speciality, usually featuring rice and gravy!
  • Regatta LA Seafood & Steakhouse, 508 Hawkeye Ave., Lake Arthur, LA (337) 774-1504
  • Mike's Seafood and Steakhouse, 919 N. Lake Arthur Ave., Jennings, LA (337) 616-0766
  • Cajun Tales Seafood Restaurant, 501 N. Adams Street, Welsh, LA (337) 734-4772
  • Nott's Corner, 639 Arthur Ave., Lake Arthur (337) 774-2332
  • Neptunes, 1010 N. Main Street, Elton (337) 584-3264
  • Darrell's Famous Poboys, 1002 N. Lake Arthur Ave., Jennings (337) 616-9977

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Back to School for JDP!
  • Jeff Davis Parish Schools- Students report: Grades 1-12- August 11th ; Pre-K - K- August 15th
  • Bethel- August 11th
  • OLI- August 16th
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To submit events for our upcoming Quarterly newsletters, please contact Jamie at the Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission at (337) 821-5521 or via email:
Send complete info along with event contact, photos, flyers, and graphics. Deadline for submission for the Fall 2017 Newsletter (September, October, November 2017) is August 15th. Please no garage sales or benefits. Any questions, please contact us.
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