Family Gras Is Proof That Mardi Gras Is For Everyone


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January 1 2020 | Family Travel Tips


Show us your kids! For the second year in a row,  Family Gras will take place at Clearview Center at 4436 Veterans Memorial Boulevard. This year, the festivities are scheduled for February 14-16 with free outdoor concerts by entertainers including Cowboy Mouth, The Cowsills, Brian Williams, The Marshall Tucker Band and more. There will also be A Salute to Louisiana Legends featuring Irma Thomas, The Dixie Cups, Amanda Shaw,  Al "Lil Fats" Jackson and others (see complete lineup). 

But Family Gras is more than just great concerts by big name performers – it's parades, food, an Art Market, kids' activities and even a run! The Krewe of Excalibur rolls on Friday, the Magical Krewe of MadHatters and the Krewe of Centurions on Saturday, and the Krewe of Atlas and the Krewe of Kings on Sunday. Come enjoy all your favorite New Orleans dishes at the Flambeau Food Court, shop for local art, photography and hand-crafted jewelry at the Art Market and don't miss the face painting, hand-wax art and interactive games for kids 12 and under at the Kids' Court. There will also be the Mardi Gras 5K and Kids' Half Mile, a festive fun run/walk that finishes at Family Gras.

The VIP 3-day Weekend Royal Pass offers backstage access, premium stage viewing and VIP food and beverage. Learn more.



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