JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A new text service will allow you to know what's going on with Jefferson Parish's Family Gras event and parades this carnival season.
Jefferson Parish is rolling out a new opt-in program that will send alerts to a cell phone or mobile device.
The parish says updates will include happenings during Family Gras, like performances, gate times and any urgent information that may arise, as well as real-time information on parades.
To register you text "FamilyGras17" to 888-777.
Family Gras in Metairie is set for February 17, 18 & 19 in the neutral ground in front of Lakeside Mall on Veterans Blvd. Headliners include Fifth Harmony, Lee Brice and Tony Orlando.