Family Gras


Family Gras is the perfect family getaway. A FREE event, it is an ideal location to see the pageantry of Mardi Gras and enjoy the outdoor concerts by national & local artists on the Mardi Gras Plaza stage. Shop the Art Market filled with a variety of items from Louisiana photography, framed artwork, regional decor, folkart, hair accessories, hand-crafted jewelry and more. Our Kids Court is filled with a variety of activities for kids 12 and younger such as face painting and interactive games.

2020 lineup coming soon!

With past performers like Brett Eldredge, Michael McDonald, Cyndi Lauper, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Beach Boys, Fifth Harmony, Zack Brown Band, The Monkees and so many more, Family Gras offers a huge variety of talent so the entire family can enjoy!

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for details on an "up close & personal" experience with backstage access and premium stage viewing, access to VIP food & beverage...the VIP Royal Pass is available for purchase (ages 6 & older).

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS!  It's going to be a fun weekend of concerts and parades...relax in one of Jefferson's hotels.  Most offer complimentary breakfast and parking.  Click here to book your room conveniently through our booking engine.

For your fun and safety, please refer to the list below for what is allowed and not allowed on site.


  • Single, collapsible chairs
  • Blankets & ground tarps
  • Wheelchairs, medical scooters
  • Strollers for children
  • Wagons or pull-carts
  • Small Bags & Backpacks 12x12
  • 12x12 EMPTY Soft Ice Chests or Coolers*

Not Allowed:

  • Hard-side Ice Chests/Coolers
  • Outside food or drinks of any kind
  • Ladders
  • Personalized tents, shade canopies
  • No other shelters/shacks/sport-brellas
  • No Skateboards
  • No glass
  • No pets
  • No video and audio recording equipment
  • Unauthorized vending or solicitation
  • Weapons, illicit drugs, and other contraband
  • No Bicycles*

*Schedule subject to change.
*Cooler exceptions will be made for medicine or child necessities.
*Bike racks will be available on site.