Family Gras
  • Presented By: Visit Jefferson Parish
  • Dates: February 21, 2025 - February 23, 2025
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • 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, the Jacksons, 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.

After the music ends, stay for an up-close look at the krewes of Excalibur,Madhatters, Atlas, and Caerus as they roll in front of the Family Gras site!