Most popular time to visit New Orleans is the extended weekend before Mardi Gras (February 24- 28). Come then and you’ll be sure to catch the most popular parades, like Endymion, Bacchus, Zulu, Rex and all of the festive celebrations throughout the whole city.
Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Most visitors will plan to arrive no later than Saturday, February 25, 2017 in order to enjoy an extended weekend of festivities.
Family Gras 2017 will be Friday, February 17 – Sunday, February 19. Learn more about this FREE celebration of carnival in Metairie with outdoor concerts by both national artists and Louisiana’s own!
See parade schedule here
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