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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 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. Savor delicious fare from our festival food vendors, such as shrimp po-boys, chicken andouille gumbo, crawfish mac n cheese, Louisiana-style meat pies, California sushi, spicy tuna tacos, and crab & tuna wonton nachos!

After the music ends, stay for an up-close look at the Krewes of Excalibur, Atlas, and Madhatters as they roll in front of the Family Gras site on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

Relax in one of Jefferson's hotels. Click here to book your room!


'22 Royal Pass

Are you looking for an up-close and personal experience  this Family Gras?


Purchase the VIP Royal Pass, which includes a 3-day ticket to the festival, a special VIP area, back-of-stage access, front-of-stage views, limited food & drinks, & the use of a comfort station
(ages 6 & older).


Click the photo to purchase

2024 Entertainment Lineup

2024 FG Lineup

24 Family Gras Times

Kids' Court

Kids Court


We pride ourselves on being a family-friendly event
and offer plenty of activities to
keep the kids entertained, such as 
face painting and interactive games inside
our Kid's Court area.


2024 Jefferson Parish Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

2024 Mardi Gras Schedule



2024 Art Market2024 Food Vendors

N.O. Track Club's Mardi Gras 5K

NOTC Mardi Gras 5k logo


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

The Mardi Gras 5K & Kids' Half Mile are family-friendly runs/walks, with the race finish coinciding with Jefferson Parish's Family Gras festival. Refreshments and beer are available for participants post-race. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase and race awards will be given out at the post-race after party! 

The Family Gras Art Market will open at 9am for spectators and participants to shop post-race.

The Mardi Gras 5K is open to all runners and walkers of all speeds. SIGN UP NOW!

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

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By entering the Family Gras festival site, you are entering an area where photography and video recording may occur.

Your entry and presence on the event premises constitutes your consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded and to the release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction of any and all recorded media of your appearance, voice, and name for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity in connection with the Family Gras and its initiatives, including, by way of example only, use on websites, in social media, news and advertising.

By entering the event premises, you waive and release any claims you may have related to the use of recorded media of you at the event, including, without limitation, any right to inspect or approve the photo, video or audio recording of you, any claims for invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity, defamation, and copyright infringement or for any fees for use of such record media.

You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please do not enter the event premises.


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