Mardi Gras New Orleans – 25 February 2020

What is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras

History of Mardi Gras – Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday in the French language. It signifies the last night of eating well before the fasting in the Lenten season. It can be linked to paganism, dating it back to thousands of years. It was celebrated to honor spring and fertility. In America, the first celebration of Mardi Gras was held on 3 March 1699 when French explorers Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville and Sieur de Bienville landed near New Orleans.

2020 Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Mardi Gras festival tips

Mardi Gras 2020 parade schedule

DateParadeTimeLocation
4 Jan 2020 (Sat)Fools of Misrule6:00 pmCovington
6 Jan 2020 (Mon)
Krewe of Joan of Arc7:00 pmFrench Quarter
Société Des Champs Elysée7:30 pmFrench Quarter
Phunny Phorty Phellows7:00 pmUptown New Orleans
Funky Uptown Krewe7:05 pmUptown New Orleans
1 Feb 2020 (Sat)Krewe of Chewbacchus7:00 pmMarigny
7 Feb 2020 (Fri)Krewe Bohème7:00 pmMarigny
8 Feb 2020 (Sat)
Krewe du Vieux6:30 pmFrench Quarter
Krewedelusion7:00 pmFrench Quarter
Krewe of Bilge12:00 pmSlidell
Krewe of Poseidon6:00 pmSlidell
9 Feb 2020 (Sun)
Krewe of Little Rascals12:00 pmMetairie
Krewe of Slidellians1:00 pmSlidell
Krewe of Perseus1:15 pmSlidell
‘tit Rəx4:30 pmMarigny
Krewe of Pearl River Lions Club1:00 pmPearl River
Krewe of Nefertiti11:00 amNew Orleans East
14 Feb 2020 (Fri)
Krewe of Cork3:00 pmFrench Quarter
Krewe of Excalibur6:30 pmMetairie
Krewe of Oshun6:00 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Cleopatra6:00 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Alla7:00 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Eve7:00 pmMandeville
15 Feb 2020 (Sat)
Magical Krewe of Mad Hatters5:00 pmMetairie
Krewe of Centurions6:00 pmMetairie
Krewe of Pontchartrain1:00 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Choctaw2:00 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Freret3:00 pmUptown New Orleans
Knights of Sparta5:30 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Pygmalion6:15 pmUptown New Orleans
The Mystic Knights of Adonis11:45 amWestbank
Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne10:00 amSlidell
Krewe of Titans6:30 pmSlidell
Krewe of Tchefuncte1:00 pmMadisonville
Krewe of Olympia6:00 pmCovington
Knights of Nemesis1:00 pmChalmette
16 Feb 2020 (Sun)
Krewe of Barkus2:00 pmFrench Quarter
Krewe of Atlas4:00 pmMetairie
Krewe of Kings5:30 pmMetairie
The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale11:00 amUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Carrollton12:00 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe of King Arthur1:00 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Dionysus1:00 pmSlidell
Krewe of Push Mow2:00 pmAbita Springs
19 Feb 2020 (Wed)
Krewe of Druids6:15 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Nyx6:45 pmUptown New Orleans
20 Feb 2020 (Thu)
Knights of Babylon5:30 pmUptown New Orleans
Knights of Chaos6:15 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Muses6:30 pmUptown New Orleans
21 Feb 2020 (Fri)
Krewe of Bosom Buddies11:30 amFrench Quarter
Krewe of Hermes5:30 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe d’Etat6:30 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Morpheus7:00 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Selene6:30 pmSlidell
22 Feb 2020 (Sat)
Krewe of Iris11:00 amUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Tucks12:00 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe of NOMTOC10:45 amWestbank
Krewe of Endymion4:15 pmMid-City
Krewe of Bush9:00 amBush
Krewe of Isis6:00 pmKenner
23 Feb 2020 (Sun)
Krewe of Athena5:30 pmMetairie
Krewe of Pandora6:30 pmMetairie
Krewe of Okeanos11:00 amUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Mid-City11:45 amUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Thoth12:00 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Bacchus5:15 pmUptown New Orleans
24 Feb 2020 (Mon)
Krewe of Proteus5:15 pmUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Orpheus6:00 pmUptown New Orleans
25 Feb 2020 (Tue)
Krewe of Argus10:00 amMetairie
Krewe of Elks Jefferson11:00 amMetairie
Krewe of Jefferson11:30 amMetairie
Krewe of Zulu8:00 amUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Rex10:00 amUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Elks Orleans10:30 amUptown New Orleans
Krewe of Crescent City11:00 amUptown New Orleans
Covington Lions Club10:00 amCovington
Krewe of Covington10:30 amCovington
Krewe of Folsom2:00 pmFolsom
Krewe of Chahta1:00 pmLacombe

Getting around New Orleans during Mardi Gras

Hiring a car in New Orleans is the best way to move around the city. While the main streets remain inaccessible to vehicular traffic during the festival, you can always make a plan to see other attractions such as the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, etc in your New Orleans car rental. You can also book Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport car hire for a comfortable sightseeing experience.

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