Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival

Marley Gras Jerk Chicken FestivalCome and visit us for  the Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival on Saturday, February 9.  Brought to you by the Jamaica Tourist Board & Power 102.9FM, The Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival is a funky fusion of Jamaican musical and culinary traditions with the rich culture of New Orleans Carnival!

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What To Expect

In addition to great music (Reggae, Bounce & Brass), food, and crafts, the Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival also features a scotch bonnet pepper eating competition and a jerk chicken cook-off competition with celebrity judges.

*** All children tickets are $5 and can be purchased in cash at the gate. ***


Mardi Gras + Jamaica = Marley Gras

New Orleans and Jamaican culture are so intertwined that it’s only fitting that we have a festival that beautifully blends the two together. Marley Gras celebrates both in a way that only New Orleans can, seamlessly blending Reggae with Brass and Bounce, Jerk chicken with Ya-ka-mein and gumbo, and handmade arts and crafts from New Orleans and Jamaica.