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Mardi Gras at New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday," occurs on the last day of Carnival, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Though Mardi Gras day is the ultimate party day, the weeks leading up to New Orleans Mardi Gras provide many chances to see a parade or marching band. Though Bourbon Street feels like the epicenter of Mardi Gras, locals know there are many places to join the celebration, follow your favorite Mardi Gras Krewe, win beads during a parade, or dance in the streets.


Events -

Parades, Parties, Live Music


  • Experience a vibrant Mardi Gras parade
  • Catch beads thrown from beautiful Mardi Gras floats
  • Watch live entertainment from marching bands to baton troupes
  • Dance in the streets with fellow revelers

Planning Transportation for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras encompasses the entire city and getting around can be difficult. There is limited public transit, taxis are in great demand and parking fines are sky high. But if you prepare in advance and choose accommodations close to the action, you can easily get around on foot and avoid any major transportation problems.

Making Reservations for Mardi Gras

Travelers make their Mardi Gras plans many months in advance, so if you’re thinking about joining in on this one-of-a-kind event, ensure to make reservations as soon as possible and don’t wait until the last minute.


Which part of Mardi Gras is appropriate for kids?

Visitors with children can still have an unforgettable Mardi Gras without going to the French Quarter by viewing the parades and catching beads in the Uptown neighborhoods and the routes along St. Charles Avenue and Magazine Street.

What are some helpful tips when bringing kids to Mardi Gras?

To get the most out of a family-friendly Mardi Gras experience, there are a few important rules to follow. Be very careful if you are reaching down to pick up beads. Don't run in the street between floats. They can't make quick stops. Plan ahead for your meals to beat the crowds.

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