Family Gras 2011 will be held February 25, 26, and 27, 2011 on the neutral ground near Severn Avenue and Veterans Boulevard across from Whole Foods Market and Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, Louisiana.
The crowds totaled 80,000 over the three day event in 2009. In an attempt to accommodate the anticipated heavy attendance at this year's Family Gras, lanes and u-turns surrounding the site will be closed.
The following roadways will be closed:
Tuesday, February 22nd February 28th
U-turn across from Whole Foods Market in the 3400 block of Veterans Boulevard will be closed
Thursday, February 24th February 27th
U-turn across from Chevy's in the 3300 block of Veterans Boulevard will be closed
Friday, February 25th February 27th
Eastbound left lane of Veterans Boulevard from Severn Avenue to the u-turn across from Chevy's will be closed
North Hullen Street will be closed at Veterans Boulevard for one block
The three-day event will feature free outdoor concerts with live music from national and local artist on the Festival Plaza Main Stage and the Krewe Stage at Chevy's, costuming, and food vendors serving Louisiana's favorites. Additionally, an Art Walk will feature local and regional artisans' booths of specialty arts and crafts and a kid's tent with fun activities on Saturday and Sunday.