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Family Gras is the perfect getaway for family. 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, to hand-crafted jewelry. The kids court is filled with activities for kids 12 and younger. Face painting, unique hand-wax art, and interactive games.

If you prefer an “up close & personal” experience with backstage access and premium stage viewing, access to VIP food & beverage (2 drinks and 2 meals daily), the 3 day weekend VIP Royal Pass is available for purchase (ages 6 & older) at $125.00 per person. Purchase online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will be available for purchase online through Thursday, February 16th. Ticket(s) may be purchased on site beginning 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 17th (cash only on-site).

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