Mardi Gras in the French Quarter
New Orleans is famous for being a city that knows how to throw a party. And, Mardi Gras is the biggest party of them all. It is an absolute must-do experience in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 this year. The weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday, known as Carnival season, make Mardi Gras one of the best times to experience the Big Easy. Packed with parties, parades, king cakes galore and fun for the entire family, Carnival season lasts more than a month and ramps up on the Thursday before Mardi Gras.
If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans for this Mardi Gras, we have a few ideas to help you prepare for the city’s biggest celebration. Whether you’re looking for a great hotel for your New Orleans Mardi Gras stay, ideas for a Mardi Gras parade plan, help on finding must-see parades throughout the city and in the French Quarter, where to stand or sit, what to wear, what to bring and more, we’ve got you covered. Check out our guide on how to experience Mardi Gras like a local.
Upcoming Mardi Gras Dates
March 5, 2019 – February 25, 2020 – February 16, 2021 – March 1, 2022 – February 21, 2023 – February 13, 2024 – March 4, 2025 – February 17, 2026