Family Gras

Family Gras in Jefferson Parish

Family Gras


February 18 - 20, 2022

Family Gras will return to its original location at Mardi Gras Plaza, 3300 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard, across from Lakeside Shopping Center for the 2022 carnival season. 


Family Gras is the perfect family getaway! A FREE event bringing the whole family and enjoy the spectacle of Mardi Gras parades, authentic cuisine, local art, a kids' court, and outdoor concerts by both national artists and Louisiana favorites!

Shop the Art Market filled with a variety of items from Louisiana photography, framed artwork, regional decor, folk art, hair accessories, hand-crafted jewelry, and more. Our Kids' Court has various activities for kids 12 and younger such as face painting, unique hand-wax art, and interactive games.

With past performers like The Beach Boys, Brett Eldredge, Cyndi Lauper, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Marshall Tucker Band, Fifth Harmony, Tony Orlando, the Pointer Sisters, Blood Sweat & Tears, Zac 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!

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!

'22 Royal Pass


FG Final Lineup

2022 Jefferson Parish Parade Schedule

'22 Parade Schedule


Elite Redfish Series Mardi Gras Cup


Elite Redfish Mardi Gras CupThe Elite Redfish Series Solo Tour Mardi Gras Cup is taking place in partnership with Visit Jefferson Parish & Family Gras.

The Elite Redfish Tournament season Solo Tour will kick off with a two-day, 1 angler per boat event. Anglers will compete in a head-to-head competition to see who is the best at going at it alone; no teammates or draw partners.

On the 18th and 19th of February, the streets along the parade route will be packed with spectators, and the Elite Redfish Series pros will be bringing sacks of Louisiana redfish to the Family Gras site to be weighed in from the Mardi Gras Cup competition, enjoyed in the Berkley Fishing Live Redfish Experience tanks, and then released back into the water in and around Metairie.


N.O. Track Club 5th Annual Mardi Gras 5K


NOTC Mardi Gras 5k logo


Celebrate Carnival season at the 5th Annual Mardi Gras 5K & Kids' Half Mile, produced by the New  Orleans Track Club! Race day is Saturday, February 19, 2022 in Metairie, Louisiana.

The Mardi Gras 5K and Kids' Half Mile is a family friendly run / walk with the race finish coinciding with Family Gras. Light refreshments and beer available for participants post-race. Following the Family Gras music festival will be the Magical Krewe of Mad Hatter's parade along the traditional Veterans Memorial Boulevard route.

Click the image for information or to sign up! 

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

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