Lutcher is a St. James Parish town located on Louisiana's Great River Road, an approximately 70-mile stretch of highways between the outskirts of New Orleans to the Baton Rouge suburbs. Lutcher was named for Henry J. Lutcher, whom, in the 1890s, was the co-owner of a massive cypress lumber business where his namesake city came into being.
Mention Lutcher to south Louisiana locals, and there's a good chance they'll tell you about the city's best-known attribute: The Festival of the Bonfires. Lutcher is famous for this annual multi-day Christmas season event, at which you'll find large bonfires burning on top of Lutcher's Mississippi River levees at night. The bonfires are a beautiful, unforgettable sight to see, and are among the many reasons to visit Plantation Country.