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Family Gras in Jefferson Parish

Family Gras


February 2, 3, & 4, 2024

 Mardi Gras Plaza, 3300 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard, across from Lakeside Shopping Center 


Entrance gates will open 1 one hour prior to the festival's start time. 
The VIP Royal Pass area will open 30 minutes prior to the music starting.


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.

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.

It's going to be a fun weekend of concerts and parades... relax in one of Jefferson's hotels. Click here to book your room conveniently through our booking engine.

Looking for a VIP Experience? Click the image to learn how you can get the "royal treatment" for this year's Family Gras!

(2024 Royal Pass tickets will be available for purchase in the near future)

2023 Royal Pass




FG 2023 Lineup Times


2023 Jefferson Parish Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Mardi Gras 2023 Schedule

                Elite Fishing SeriesElite Redfish Mardi Gras Cup

The top televised saltwater tournament series in the country will be in Jefferson Parish during Family Gras with three days of competition on the Elite Redfish Series.

The first two days for the anglers will be qualifying rounds in the beautiful redfish-filled waters of Bayou Segnette State Park, with weigh-ins held each day at the Boomtown Casino and Hotel. After 2 days of competition, the top 5 anglers with the heaviest limits of live redfish weighed in will move on to fish day 3’s final round. The final day’s weigh in of the "fab 5" will take place at the Family Gras festival grounds on the main stage.

For more information, visit www.elitefishingseries.com

N.O. Track Club's Mardi Gras 5K


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Celebrate Carnival season at the 7th Annual Mardi Gras 5K & Kids' Half Mile, produced by the New Orleans Track Club! Race day is Saturday, February 3, 2024 in Metairie, Louisiana. The race start and finish is at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and North Causeway Boulevard in front of Lakeside Shopping Center.

The Mardi Gras 5K and Kids' Half Mile is a family friendly run / walk with the race finish coinciding with Jefferson Parish's annual FREE Family Gras festival and their headlining musical acts. Light refreshments are available for participants post-race. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase, and concert admission is free and open to the public. Following the Family Gras music festival lineup will be the Magical Krewe of Mad Hatter's parade along the traditional Veterans Memorial Boulevard route.

The Mardi Gras 5K is open to all runners and walkers of all speeds.

Before attending, review our list of items that are/are not allowed on the festival grounds. 

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