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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR SUPPORTING FAMILY GRAS 2016! 

 

Family Gras is the perfect getaway for family. Family Gras traditionally takes place on the neutral ground (median) of Veterans Memorial Boulevard across from Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, Louisiana. An ideal location to see the pageantry of Mardi Gras and enjoy the outdoor concerts with Live Music on the Festival Plaza Main Stage by National Artists and Louisiana's own.

With past performances by Frankie Valli and the Four Season, Tony Orlando, the Pointer Sisters, Blood Sweat & Tears, The Drifters, Hot Chelle Rae, Montgomery Gentry, Zack Brown Band, Big Bad VooDoo Daddy, Leann Rimes, Tito Jackson, Here Come The Mummies, Becky G., the Doodlebops and so many more you know Family Gras offers such a variety of talent each year the entire family can enjoy!  

FREE concerts, FREE Mardi Gras parades! Fabulous Flambeau Food Court & Beverage Zones, Kid-friendly activities, an Art Market and more.

If you prefer an "up close & personal" experience with backstage access and premium stage viewing, access to VIP food & beverage, the VIP 3 day weekend Royal Pass is available for $99.00 per person (ages 4 & older).  Purchase online at Ticketmaster.com through Thursday, January 28th.  Ticket(s) may be purchased on site beginning 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 29th (cash only on-site).

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016 Times
Family Gras Entertainment Lineup
PARIS AVENUE 5:30PM-6:45PM
DR. JOHN 7:15PM-8:30PM
   
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2016  
IMAGINATION MOVERS 12:00PM-12:40PM
SO LONG STORYLAND 1:00PM-2:00PM
BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION 2:30PM-3:45PM
THE MONKEES - 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 4:15PM-5:45PM
ANDY GRAMMER 6:00PM-7:15PM
   
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016  
REMEDY 12:00PM-12:45PM
AMANDA SHAW 1:00PM-2:00PM
JOHNNY RIVERS 2:30PM-3:30PM
RODNEY ATKINS 4:00PM-5:15PM
THE BAND PERRY 5:45PM-7:00PM
   

 

 

 

ART MARKET!

Visit Family Gras' Art Market open daily during the festival featuring hand made crafts, one-of-a-kind artwork, photography, jewelry,  fun Louisiana & Mardi Gras inspired pieces & more.  

 

 

 

 

Food Court

Family Gras' Flambeau Food Court is an annual feast of fabulous Louisiana fare!  Enjoy local favorites such as jambalaya, crab cakes, fried catfish & shrimp, etouffee, and alligator on a stick!  Enjoy festival foods such as hot dogs & corn dogs, funnel cake, hamburgers and fries.  Also enjoy specialty treats, like popcorn, caramel corn & frozen yogurt.

 

 

 

  
Visit the Family Gras Kid's Court for exciting fun activities!  Face Painting, wax creations, The Sports Challenge (pictured below) and more!

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!  Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated!

   

   
 

 FOR YOUR FUN & SAFETY PLEASE REFER TO THE LIST NG BELOW FOR WHAT IS & IS NOT ALLOWED AND/OR SUGGESTED ON SITE:

  • Single, collapsible chairs
  • Blankets & ground tarps
  • Wheelchairs, medical scooters
  • Strollers for children
  • Wagons or pull-carts

NOT ALLOWED:

  • Ice Chests/Coolers
  • Outside food or drinks of any kind
  • Personalized tents, shade canopies
  • No other shelters/shacks/sport-brellas
  • No Skateboards
  • No glass
  • No pets
  • No video and audio recording equipment
  • Unauthorized vending or solicitation
  • Weapons, illicit drugs, and other contraband
  • *No Bicycles

*Bike racks will be available on site

THE PARADES!

"THROW ME SOMETHING, MISTER!" PARADES DURING FAMILY GRAS LISTED BELOW:

Mardi Gras Krewe Excalibur
Krewe of Excalibur
Friday, January 29 the celebration kicks off with the Krewe of Excalibur Parade arriving at Festival Site approximately 8:30 p.m.


Krewe of Athena

Friday, January 29 the fun continues with the Krewe of Athena Parade arriving at Festival Plaza approximately 9:00 p.m.

Mardi Gras Krewe of Caesar
Krewe of Caesar

Saturday, January 30 is the traditional pageantry of the Krewe of Caesar Parade arriving at Festival Site approximately 7:30 p.m


Krewe of Napoleon

Sunday January 31 enjoy the pageantry of the Krewe of Napoleon arriving at the Festival Site approximately 7:00 p.m.

VISIT OUR MARDI GRAS PAGE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF CARNIVAL PARADES & ROUTES!