If you live in Southeast Louisiana – St. Charles Parish included – you live in one of the most fun-filled places on the planet. Just take a look at what happens in our area each year.
It all starts on New Year’s Eve at midnight, of course, when the rockets and fireworks go up above the levees to spotlight the year to come. On New Year’s Day, we have one of the biggest college football games of the year in the Sugar Bowl. And sometimes later in the year, we bolster that with playing the Super Bowl in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
Then, don’t hold your breath too long because Mardi Gras is right around the corner with all of the madness and craziness our area can dream up with carnival crews and individual maskers. And the spirit continues as the beauty of spring arrives along with the Easter bunny.
And beginning this week, the biggest music festival of all begins as Jazz Fest gets tuned up. We’re getting ready to enjoy musicians at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Names most people will recognize in this year’s Fest are Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dog, Trombone Shorty, Irma Thomas, and Dr. John and the Night Trippers. And there are many more that come and go year after year in our home base where we can see and listen to them in person in Southeast Louisiana.
This year’s Jazz Fest, sponsored by Shell, begins Friday and continues into the following weekend through Sunday. It’s not only great watching and listening to the performers, but also fun joining in the spirit of the occasion with the huge crowds that attend as they dance around the Fair Grounds.
But the fun of living here does not end with Jazz Fest or any other one attraction.
As the year goes on, fun lovers can attend many other occasions that make Southeast Louisiana such a fun place to be in.
For the sportsmen, there is the Tarpon Rodeo at Grand Isle and other such fishing contests almost weekly during the seasons and various other events that people love to attend and come here throughout the year to do so.
And right here in the heart of St. Charles is the Alligator Fest that has been sponsored by St. Charles Rotary Club each alligator season annually since 1980. And don’t forget the Catfish Festival held in Des Allemands, which is the “Catfish Capital of the World” right here in catfish country.
So go out and enjoy Jazz Fest this weekend and add to the great joy that helps make Southeast Louisiana one of the greatest places in the world in which to live.