Family Gras is the perfect family getaway. A FREE event, Family Gras traditionally takes place on the neutral ground (median) of Veterans Memorial Boulevard across from Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, Louisiana. 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 youngersuch as face painting, unique hand-wax art, and interactive games.
With past performances by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tony Orlando, the Pointer Sisters, Blood Sweat & Tears, Zack Brown Band, The Monkees, Leann Rimes, Tito Jackson, Becky G., Jesse McCartney, The Imagination Movers and so many more! Family Gras offers a huge variety of talent each year so the entire family can enjoy!
Click here for details on an "up close & personal" experience with backstage access and premium stage viewing, access to VIP food & beverage...the VIP 2 day 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. Click here to see our Family Gras Hotel Packages.
FOR YOUR FUN & SAFETY PLEASE REFER TO THE LIST BELOW FOR WHAT IS & IS NOT ALLOWED AND/OR SUGGESTED ON SITE:
- Single, collapsible chairs
- Blankets & ground tarps
- Wheelchairs, medical scooters
- Strollers for children
- Wagons or pull-carts
- Ice Chests/Coolers
- Outside food or drinks of any kind
- 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*
*Bike racks will be available on site