Mardi Gras is approaching, and with it come many festivities. Take a New Orleans vacation to experience the rich history of Mardi Gras and celebrate like never before. This beautiful and exciting Louisiana city is also home to numerous other attractions, from architecture to family fun to music and nightlife. Enjoy delicious cuisine and an intriguing culture with influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, and more in New Orleans.
Mardi Gras Festivities
Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, takes place on February 17 this year—the parades, however, began on January 31 and continue until Mardi Gras. Typically, parade days feature several parades booked back-to-back, so you’re sure to catch one no matter where you are in the city. And don’t be afraid to don a costume, especially on Mardi Gras! Find out this year’s full parade schedule.