2021 Gretna Heritage Festival canceled due to COVID concerns

The Gretna Heritage Festival becomes the latest major fall event canceled amid the surge in COVID cases.

Source: Gretna Heritage Festival

According to a release, the City of Gretna, the Gretna Economic Development Association and the Gretna Heritage Festival jointly announced their decision to cancel this year’s event due to COVID concerns “after careful consideration of the public’s safety.”

The Gretna Heritage Festival was scheduled to take place from Oct. 22 to Oct. 24.

Organizers said this year the festival was returning to its “roots.”

“We look forward to carrying that theme forward and presenting the Festival again in 2022 on October 7, 8 and 9,” organizers said in a release.

The Gretna Heritage Festival is known for encompassing 25 city blocks and features stages with performances by national entertainers along with some of Louisiana’s favorites.

The popular West Bank festival also features dozens of food vendors, a beer garden, arts and crafts and carnival rides and games. In 2019, the Gretna Heritage Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary.

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