Family Gras
  • Presented By: Visit Jefferson Parish
  • Dates: 2/10/2023, 2/11/2023
  • Location: Mardi Gras Plaza
  • Address: 3300 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard, across from Lakeside Shopping Center , Metairie, LA 70001


Family Gras is a FREE event that features the spectacle of Mardi Gras parades, cuisine, local art, a kids' court, and outdoor concerts by national artists as well as Louisiana favorites!

Family Gras features a wide variety of musical talent that the entire family can enjoy. The Beach Boys, Brett Eldredge, Cyndi Lauper, Martina McBride, Ann Wilson, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Marshall Tucker Band, The Pointer Sisters, Zac Brown Band, Lauren Aliana, Leann Rimes, and many others have performed in the past.

Shop the Art Market for items such as Louisiana photography, hair accessories, hand-crafted jewelry, and more. Our Kids' Court has various activities for kids 12 and younger, such as face painting, hand-wax art, and interactive games.

The Elite Redfish Series, the top televised saltwater tournament series in the country returns in 2023! The final day’s weigh of the fishing series will take place at the Family Gras festival grounds from 4-5 pm on the main stage.

After the music ends, stay for an up-close look at the krewes of Excalibur, Symphony, and Madhatters as they roll in front of the Family Gras site on Friday and Saturday nights!