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Mardi Gras

The Mardi Gras season begins Friday, February 18, 2022, and continues through Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras Day, March 1, 2022.

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!

Family Gras is a FREE 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!

There are always exciting reasons to line the parade route and enjoy Mardi Gras in Jefferson Parish!  Parade-goers on Bonnabel Boulevard near Feronia Street are entertained with the Carnival Kick-Off activities with face-painting, balloon art, clowning, and more prior to the start of each Metairie parade! 

Family Gras weekend kicks off the Jefferson Parish carnival season with live music and the majesty of Mardi Gras parades!  The Krewe of Excalibur will get the parade-party started Friday, February 18th, followed by the Krewe of Symphony making their debut. Saturday, February 19th is a day filled with music and parading with the Magical Krewe of MadHatters followed by one of Jefferson's oldest parades, the Krewe of Centurions!  Sunday, February 20th is a day of music and celebration as the Krewe of Atlas rounds out the weekend festivities!

The good times keep rolling on Tuesday, February 22nd with the Krewe of The Culinary Queens of New Orleans that will roll on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish. 

The party continues into the following weekend when the Krewe of Isis reigns over the city of Kenner parading Saturday, February 26th and don't miss the Krewe of Athena parading in Metairie Sunday, February 27th.

Closing out the 2022 Mardi Gras season on Fat Tuesday, March 1st is the Krewe of Argus followed by the Krewe of Elks & Krewe of Jefferson truck parades!

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