The Festival of the Bonfires Committee provides the $2,000,000 Liability coverage required by the Pontchartrain Levee Board for the bonfire tradition to continue. In order to build a bonfire on the levee in St. James Parish, you must have a permit. The cost per permit is $30.00. Permits will be available at the St. James Welcome Center in Gramercy.
Bonfire Permits Meetings Dates are as Followed:
Bonfire Permits will not be issued until attendance at one (1) of the permit meetings to be held on _______________,
________________, and _______________, at the Lutcher Fire Station.
(ALL BONFIRE PERMITS ARE ISSUED BY THE FESTIVAL OF THE BONFIRES, INC.) Permission must be obtained from all landowners on whose property bonfires are to be constructed.
NOTE: Any 2019 Bonfire Permits purchased at the Welcome Center must be paid for by check or money order. NO CASH will be accepted.
PERMITTED BONFIRE CONSTRUCTION MAY NOT BEGIN UNTIL SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2021
2021 Bonfire Permits