Family Gras! 2012 Mardi Gras Events during Carnival Season!

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Many of you may or may not know Mardi Gras is a celebration for the entire family.  There is a separate Family Gras that takes place each year as part of the Mardi Gras festival on Veteran’s Memorial Boulevard away from the more adult activities in the French Quarter.

View Family Gras video update here for 2012.

Carnival Season: Family Gras| Mardi GrasFebruary 10, 11 and 12, 2012 in Metairie, LA

Festival Plaza – Jefferson Parish

Family Gras is a getaway the whole family can enjoy while partaking in Mardi Gras activities.  There are plenty of outdoor concerts in the park, parades and activities to create memories to last a lifetime.

The Fun

  • Buy a Royal Pass for the weekend – a VIP ticket giving you an upclose and personal view of the Main Stage and Krewe Stage as well as access to VIP food and drinks.
  • Fright Night Friday – costumes encourage by all.
  • Sports Saturday – wear your favorite team colors
  • Carnival Sunday – dress for the occasion – wear purple, green and gold and show your Carnival spirit!
  • Flambeau Court – eat until your hearts content. Wanna know more about the foods of Mardi Gras?  Stay tuned til our next post tomorrow on Epicurean Tuesdays.
  • Jester Kids Tent – Lots of fun activities for the kids and exciting characters for the kids to meet on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Where to Stay?  Abundant Journeys has you covered with hotel packages that include your choice of hotels as well as tickets to several different activities at Mardi Gras 2012. Visit our events page for additional details to book your Family Gras weekend.

One thing you may want to note, as many of you may want to pack your coolers and head to Family Gras:  No Outside Food or Beverages Allowed!

Courtesy Jefferson Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau has not yet released the daily schedule, but we will update this page when the schedule is released to us below:

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH
FESTIVAL STAGE

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH
FESTIVAL STAGE

Schedule to be Advised

KREWE STAGE
Schedule to be Advised


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH

FESTIVAL STAGE
Schedule to be Advised

KREWE STAGE
Schedule to be Advised

mardi gras © by karrett Barbosa – Fallen Studios

It’s Carnival Season after all!  Enjoy every minute of it!

 

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