EVENT INFORMATION

Chester Gras celebrates a traditional Cajun Mardi Gras in Kent County style. Hosted by THE PEOPLES BANK, Chester Gras raises money for the Backpack Program of the Kent County Community Food Pantry. Now in it’s sixth year, Chester Gras includes a parade, food, games, live music, a silent auction, costume contest, and more.

March 2, 2019

11:30am Parade down High St.

12:00-3:00pm Heated tents with food, music, and children’s activities


PARADE

The 2019 Chester Gras Parade will begin at 11:30am and proceed down High St. Any groups are welcome to participate. For more information and to register a group, refer to this form.

LIVE MUSIC

Philip Dutton & The Alligators will be playing the music of Louisiana all afternoon: Cajun, Zydeco, Funk, Trad Jazz, Swamp Rock, Mardi Gras Indian. Learn more

SILENT AUCTION

Proceeds from our silent auction all go to the Backpack Program. We are always in need of donated items. If you would like to donate, refer to this form.

FOOD VENDORS

Our food vendors all prepare authentic New Orleans cuisine such as gumbo, shrimp and grits, red beans and rice, etc.

DANCE PARTY AT THE MAINSTAY

Held the night of March 2, continue the party at the Mainstay at 7:30pm. Enjoy live music from the Dixie Power Trio and dancing. More Information

VOLUNTEER

Passionate about helping with Chester Gras? Contact Nina Fleegle at 410-810-7139 about volunteering and check out our opportunity to help with the children!