Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras Rider

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Day:

Tuesday, February 13, 2024


Mardi Gras is known as "the biggest party on Earth," and Jefferson Parish is inviting you! Spanning over two sides of the Mississippi River—the East Bank and the West Bank—Jefferson Parish offers Mardi Gras fun wherever you may be located. Come and experience the sights, sounds, food, music, parades, and, of course, the BEADS in this family-friendly celebration of Mardi Gras.

Learn more about Mardi Gras in Jefferson Parish in the below video!

2024 Family Gras
Family Gras


Family Gras is a FREE three-day festival of concerts featuring local and national acts, local cuisine, an art market, a kids zone, various sponsor booths, and the pageantry of the Mardi Gras parades!

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

Family Gras weekend kicks off the Jefferson Parish carnival season with live music and the majesty of Mardi Gras parades on February 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 2024

 2024 Jefferson Parish Mardi Gras Parade Schedule2024 Mardi Gras Schedule 

Rhythm on the Route

High School Band


The "Rhythm on the Route" program is Jefferson Parish's "battle of the bands," where middle school and high school marching bands compete along the Veterans Blvd parade route for the opportunity to earn bragging rights, a trophy, a banner, and prize money for the school's music program. This program offers the opportunity for marching bands to showcase their talents and earn much-needed dollars for their programs, as well as providing the public with top-notch entertainment during the carnival parade

Hotels in Jefferson Parish

Hilton Airport Room


Coming in town for the carnival season?

Jefferson Parish will meet your needs! From value-priced to deluxe accommodations, our hotels are designed to help you rest easy. Just 10 minutes from downtown New Orleans, we offer comfortable and affordable accommodations convenient to restaurantsentertainmentshoppingattractions, and more!

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