JEFFERSON, LA – Starting Monday, February 6, 2017, Jefferson Parish residents will now be able to get live updates during Family Gras 2017 and all the Mardi Gras parades in real-time. The new service is an Opt-in program that will alert residents on a cell phone or mobile device of any happenings during Family Gras such as performances, gate openings, and any urgent information at the time. The program will also give updates on parades and important information regarding Mardi Gras. These alerts will also interact with the Parish’s social media accounts.

Registering is simple. Just text FAMILYGRAS17 to 888777 from a mobile device to receive alerts.

You are also encouraged to sign up for JP Alerts system which allows officials to immediately contact you during a major crisis or emergency and can deliver important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to you on all your devices. Visit to sign up.