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: Carnival season kicks off each year on January 6, the Twelfth Night (feast of Epiphany). The first official Mardi Gras parade is Krewe du Vieux, which takes place in the French Quarter where we are located. Parades continue each weekend until Fat Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the day before Ash Wednesday.
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. Book your stay at Bienville House Hotel this Mardi Gras.