Family Gras
Family Gras


Metairie, Jefferson Parish’s largest community, is located on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain between New Orleans and Kenner. Metairie is the French term for a small tenant farm which paid the landlord with a share of the produce, also known as sharecropping. Many of the area’s earliest settlers were sharecroppers.

MetairieMetairie’s Veterans Memorial Boulevard is a center of commercial activity. The concentrated area of commercial businesses along Causeway Boulevard is considered the business district of Jefferson Parish’s East Bank.   

Metairie’s “Fat City” located just off Veterans Memorial Boulevard and adjacent to Lakeside Shopping Center, the region’s highest grossing shopping center, includes a variety of restaurants, nightclubs and retailers.

Baby Cakes StadiumMetairie boasts many festivals such as Family Gras, an annual family-friendly festival held during Carnival, the Old Metairie Irish Festival and the Bucktown Seafood Festival just to name a few! Metairie offers an array of fine dining venues, great shopping and many family-friendly attractions.

Metairie is home to the New Orleans Baby Cakes minor league baseball team. They play their games at The Shrine on Airline. The training facility and corporate headquarters of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans are also located in Metairie.

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