What is Mardi Gras: Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” which is referring to the last night of eating before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is an extravagant celebration where locals and visitors come together to enjoy parades and celebrations of all kinds with family and friends. You will find many people in Mardi Gras costumes and masks all around the city as they attend balls and parades in celebration.
Mardi Gras Dates:
Traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras parades kick off on Saturday, January 23, 2016 with Krewe du Vieux in the French Quarter.
Fat Tuesday marks the culmination of Mardi Gras on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
Mardi Gras Schedule: View the Mardi Gras Parade Schedule, complete with information on each Mardi Gras Krewe and parade routes.
Bienville House Hotel for Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Mardi Gras is quickly approaching and if you’ve celebrated with us before, you know Bienville House is the perfect French Quarter hotel for your celebration!
Just a few steps outside of our doors and you are in the French Quarter and fully immersed in all of the Mardi Gras parades, events, galas and festive Carnival fun surrounding this extravagant holiday in New Orleans.