The City of Gretna is a quaint city on the Mississippi's west bank with low crime, great restaurants, and friendly people. Every October, the Gretna Heritage Festival offers a great time for visitors, offering wonderful food, well-known music acts, and many fun games.
The Port of Gretna has a humid subtropical climate with short mild winters and long hot and humid summers. Most rain falls in the summer. Hurricanes are a serious threat to the Port of Gretna, and the city's low elevation makes the threats more serious. The Port of Gretna has very rare light snowfall. Temperatures range from an average muggy high of 33 °C (91 °F) in July and August to a comfortable dry average low of 6 °C (43 °F) in January.
Visitors to the Port of Gretna who love star-gazing will want to check out the Gretna City Park Observatory. Open on Monday and Wednesday from dusk until 9pm, it is the biggest public observatory in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Admission and parking is free, and visitors can call to see if the sky is clear and what can been seen from the observatory that night.
From September through May, Louisiana artists show their original works on Saturdays at the Gretna Art Walk in the Port of Gretna's historic downtown on Huey P. Long Avenue. Works are on display from 9am to 3pm.
The Port of Gretna Farmer's Market is held each Saturday morning on Huey P. Long Avenue.
As part of the New Orleans metropolitan area, visitors to the Port of Gretna can find information on the many things to see and do in the City of New Orleans, please visit their tourism website or the article on the Port of New Orleans