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Jefferson Parish Kicks Off 2024 Carnival Season with Family Gras Weekend

JEFFERSON – Jefferson Parish is excited to announce this year’s Carnival season schedule and routes, with parades kicking off this weekend in conjunction with Family Gras in Metairie from Friday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. This year, there will also be two new krewes rolling on the west bank of Jefferson Parish.

Founded in 2023, the coed Mystic Krewe of Music, will roll the streets of Marrero on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. The inaugural parade theme is “Music Around the World”, which will include references to rock, gospel and even Christmas music but this krewe won’t just feature the musical themes, there will be live music too!

Established in 2022, the all-women’s Krewe of Nandi, the name of mother of the Zulu Nation, will roll on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6:00 p.m. in Marrero. The krewe’s inaugural theme is “Tipping a Teacup” and their motto is “Love Her, Cherish Her, Empower Her.” Their purpose is to combine their passion for Mardi Gras with their passion for community services.

“We are so thrilled to have these two new krewes joining the 2024 Jefferson Parish Carnival Season for friends, family and visitors to enjoy,” said Director of Citizens’ Affairs Donna Russo. “Mardi Gras is a staple of our state and of Jefferson Parish and we are honored to have the growth in parades for all to safely enjoy.”

Visit to access the Jefferson Parish Mardi Gras Dashboard, which houses the 2024 Parade Schedule*, Parade RoutesCarnival KrewesFamily GrasIrish-Italian and Metairie Road St. Patrick’s Day Parade’s and more. *Please note that two krewes originally scheduled to roll in Jefferson Parish have cancelled (Culinary Queens of New Orleans on the west bank and Krewe of Caerus on the east bank).

Visit for complete information.

To receive parade updates and alerts regarding parade routes, weather, entertainment and more, text JPMARDIGRAS to 888-777. For more information about Mardi Gras in Jefferson Parish, call the Citizens’ Affairs Department at (504) 736-6101. For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on social media (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.


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