Family Gras

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FEBRUARY 17-19, 2017

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

                                        
Family Gras is the perfect getaway for family. A FREE event, 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 by national & local artists on the Mardi Gras Plaza stage.  Shop the Art Market filled with a variety of items from Louisiana photography, framed artwork, regional decor, folkart, hair accessories, to hand-crafted jewelry.  The kids court is filled with activities for kids 12 and younger.  Face painting, unique hand-wax art, and interactive games.

With past performances by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tony Orlando, the Pointer Sisters, Blood Sweat & Tears, Zack Brown Band, The Monkees, Leann Rimes, Tito Jackson, Becky G., Jesse McCartney, The Imagination Movers and so many more you know Family Gras offers such a variety of talent each year the entire family can enjoy!

 

2017 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP:
To Be Announced.  Check back with us often and visit our Facebook page for updates!

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for details on 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 purchase (ages 6 & older).

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS!  Its going to be a fun weekend of concerts and parades...relax in one of Jefferson's hotels.  Most offer complimentary breakfast and parking.  Click here to book your room conveniently through our aResTravel booking engine.

FOR YOUR FUN & SAFETY PLEASE REFER TO THE LIST 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

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

Mardi Gras Krewe Excalibur
Krewe of Excalibur - Friday, February 17th  the celebration kicks off with the Krewe of Excalibur Parade arriving at Festival Site approximately 8:30 p.m.


Krewe of Athena -
Friday, February 17, 2017 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, February 18th is the traditional pageantry of the Krewe of Caesar Parade arriving at Festival Site approximately 7:30 p.m

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

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS