Fifth Harmony at Family Gras 2017
Fifth Harmony at Family Gras 2017

Family Gras

Friday, February 2 & Saturday, February 3, 2018

Mardi Gras Plaza (Median across from Lakeside Shopping Center)

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 younger such as face painting, unique hand-wax art, and interactive games. Check out Culture Trip's article about Family Gras here!

Family Gras

This year's performers include Cyndi Lauper, Michael McDonald, John Oates and many more top acts! See the full lineup here! And with past performances by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Beach Boys, Fifth Harmony, Tony Orlando, the Pointer Sisters, Blood Sweat & Tears, Zack Brown Band, The Monkees, Leann Rimes, Becky G., Jesse McCartney and so many more, Family Gras offers a huge variety of talent so the entire family can enjoy!

Family Gras 2018 Lineup


VIPClick 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 weekend Royal Pass is available for purchase (ages 6 & older). We are giving away 2 VIP Royal Passes to Family Gras 2018! Click here to learn more!

Interested in volunteering at Family Gras? Click here to download and fill out our form. Then, email to

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.



  • 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

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