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Family Gras

Fri 2/22/19 (All day) to Sun 2/24/19 (All day)

Family Gras is the perfect family getaway. 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, hand-crafted jewelry and more.  Our Kids Court is filled with a variety of activities for kids 12 and younger such as face painting, unique hand-wax art, and interactive games.

With past performers like Cyndi Lauper, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Beach Boys, Fifth Harmony, Tony Orlando, the Pointer Sisters, Blood Sweat & Tears, Zack Brown Band, The Monkees, Leann Rimes, Becky G., Jesse McCartney and so many more, Family Gras offers a huge variety of talent so the entire family can enjoy!

Click here for details on an "up close & personal" experience with backstage access and premium stage viewing, access to VIP food & beverage...the VIP 2 day Royal Pass is available for purchase (ages 6 & older). We are giving away 2 VIP Royal Passes to Family Gras 2018! Click here to learn more!

Hotel Accommodations!  It's 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 booking engine.

Phone: 
504-731-7083
Admission: 
Free
Mardi Gras Plaza
3300 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70002
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