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Mardi Gras


The Mardi Gras season begins February 14, 2020 and continues through Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras Day, February 25, 2020.

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 sites, sounds, food, music, parades and of course, the BEADS in this family-friendly celebration of Mardi Gras.

Excalibur Parade Mardi GrasDon't miss the annual Family Gras festival taking place the first weekend of carnival in the metropolitan areaFamily Gras is a three-day festival of concerts featuring local and national acts, local cuisine, an art market, kids zone, various sponsor booths and the pageantry of the Mardi Gras parades!

New for 2020!
We are excited to welcome two parades to Family Gras Saturday! Our oldest krewe, Krewe of Centurions, and our newest krewe, Magical Krewe of Madhatters will now roll through the festival grounds Saturday night!

The Krewe of Isis will now roll in Kenner! Moving to Kenner is bringing Isis back to its roots. It rolled in Kenner for its first seven years, then moved to Metairie for the last 40 years. This will be the first Mardi Gras parade in Kenner since 1992!

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Krewe of Centurions parade float
View Mardi Gras Parade routes around Jefferson Parish & Krewes
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