Family Gras 2016
Family Gras 2016 will be Friday, 01/29/16 - Sunday, 01/31/16
This FREE celebration of carnival and family takes place on the neutral ground of Veterans Memorial Boulevard
across from Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, Louisiana.
Entertainment for 2016 Family Gras is to be announced, but with past performances by members of the Electric Light Orchestra, Amanda Shaw, Cowboy Mouth, Blood Sweat & Tears, Wilson Phillips, Montgomery Gentry, Jessy McCartney, The Drifter and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons you can bet the entertainment will be great! Local and regional artists set up in the Art Market, where you can buy their work throughout the whole festival.
Flambeau Food Court vendors will be there cooking up Louisiana favorites, like jambalaya, crawfish pasta, muffulettas, pizza and gator-on-a-stick. There will also be local goodies like bread pudding and king cake.
For those who prefer a more up close and personal experience the Royal Pass is available at $99.00 for a weekend pass. The Royal Pass grants access to premium stage viewing, VIP food and beverage tent, comfort station and more. Royal Pass tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com beginning December 2015 and will be available for purchase on site during the festival.
The Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to present Family Gras again in 2016. Jefferson is a unique parish, complementing its neighboring Orleans Parish. Family Gras is a perfect way to showcase Jefferson Parish as a tourist destination, and to bring visitors to the region. Family Gras is a family-friendly Mardi Gras that offers free outdoor concerts, including national and Louisiana artists alike. This is made possible through the sponsorship of the Jefferson hospitality and business community.
The event also enables Jefferson Parish restaurants, caterers, and businesses to feature their cuisine and desserts at the Flambeau Food Court; as well as their crafts and art pieces through the event's Art Market. With crowds surpassing 80,000 and an economic impact of over $6 million for Jefferson in the past year, corporate and small business owners are provided with a fantastic advertising opportunity by partnering with Family Gras.
Family Gras Overview
Every year, Family Gras takes places on the neutral ground of Veterans Memorial Boulevard, across from the Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie. Bring your kids to enjoy the traditional spectacle of Mardi Gras, along with free outdoor concerts by both national artists and Louisiana's own! In past years, Family Gras artists have included Tony Orlando, Kansas, Taylor Swift, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sheena Easton, Jesse McCartney, Amanda Shaw, and more!
Family Gras loves to see you and your family in costume. Friday night encourages you to wear your most fun, creative costume, while Carnival Saturday offers a chance to don your purple, green and gold! Sports Sunday is something our Saints fans love, as it offers the opportunity to wear the colors of your favorite team.
Flambeau Food Court vendors "cook up" a good time with such favorites as jambalaya, crawfish pasta, muffulettas, pizza and gator-on-a-stick. Enjoy Louisiana goodies like bread pudding and king cake.
The Art Market features local and regional artisans' booths of specialty arts & crafts available throughout the festival weekend.
For those who prefer a more up close and personal experience the Royal Pass is available at $99.00 for a weekend pass. The Royal Pass grants access to premium stage viewing, VIP food and beverage tent, comfort station and more. Royal Pass tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com beginning December 2014 and will be available for purchase on site during the festival.
Local hotels feature special packages for your family's comfort. Discount packages are presented on familygras.com.