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Family Gras

February 6-8, 2015

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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.

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 Royal Pass is available annually for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com.

For your fun and safety, please observe the following list:


ALLOWED/SUGGESTED:
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 Bicycles
No Skateboards
No glass
No pets
No video and audio recording equipment
Unauthorized vending or solicitation
Weapons, illicit drugs, and other contraband

*Bikes:bike racks will be available on site

"THROW ME SOMETHING, MISTER!" 
PARADES DURING FAMILY GRAS:
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Friday, February 6th the celebration kicks off with the Krewe of Excalibur Parade arriving at Festival Site approximately 8:00 p.m.

 



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Friday, February 6th  the fun continues with the Krewe of Athena Parade arriving at Festival Plaza approximately 8:45 p.m.





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Saturday, February 7th is the traditional pageantry of the Krewe of Caesar Parade arriving at Festival Site approximately 7:00 p.m

 


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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons



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Family Gras Ticket MasterROYAL PASS VIP TICKETS Purchase VIP Royal Pass for the ultimate Family Gras experience...Fee applies for ages  5 years & up - premium stageviewing, VIP food & beverage access, upgraded restroom facilities, and more! Purchase at Ticketmaster.com through Thursday, February 5, 2015, thereafter tickets will be available on site cash only. 


 
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