Mardi Gras New Orleans – 25 February 2020

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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

Date Parade Time Location
4 Jan 2020 (Sat) Fools of Misrule 6:00 pm Covington
6 Jan 2020 (Mon)
Krewe of Joan of Arc 7:00 pm French Quarter
Société Des Champs Elysée 7:30 pm French Quarter
Phunny Phorty Phellows 7:00 pm Uptown New Orleans
Funky Uptown Krewe 7:05 pm Uptown New Orleans
1 Feb 2020 (Sat) Krewe of Chewbacchus 7:00 pm Marigny
7 Feb 2020 (Fri) Krewe Bohème 7:00 pm Marigny
8 Feb 2020 (Sat)
Krewe du Vieux 6:30 pm French Quarter
Krewedelusion 7:00 pm French Quarter
Krewe of Bilge 12:00 pm Slidell
Krewe of Poseidon 6:00 pm Slidell
9 Feb 2020 (Sun)
Krewe of Little Rascals 12:00 pm Metairie
Krewe of Slidellians 1:00 pm Slidell
Krewe of Perseus 1:15 pm Slidell
‘tit Rəx 4:30 pm Marigny
Krewe of Pearl River Lions Club 1:00 pm Pearl River
Krewe of Nefertiti 11:00 am New Orleans East
14 Feb 2020 (Fri)
Krewe of Cork 3:00 pm French Quarter
Krewe of Excalibur 6:30 pm Metairie
Krewe of Oshun 6:00 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Cleopatra 6:00 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Alla 7:00 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Eve 7:00 pm Mandeville
15 Feb 2020 (Sat)
Magical Krewe of Mad Hatters 5:00 pm Metairie
Krewe of Centurions 6:00 pm Metairie
Krewe of Pontchartrain 1:00 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Choctaw 2:00 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Freret 3:00 pm Uptown New Orleans
Knights of Sparta 5:30 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Pygmalion 6:15 pm Uptown New Orleans
The Mystic Knights of Adonis 11:45 am Westbank
Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne 10:00 am Slidell
Krewe of Titans 6:30 pm Slidell
Krewe of Tchefuncte 1:00 pm Madisonville
Krewe of Olympia 6:00 pm Covington
Knights of Nemesis 1:00 pm Chalmette
16 Feb 2020 (Sun)
Krewe of Barkus 2:00 pm French Quarter
Krewe of Atlas 4:00 pm Metairie
Krewe of Kings 5:30 pm Metairie
The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale 11:00 am Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Carrollton 12:00 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of King Arthur 1:00 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Dionysus 1:00 pm Slidell
Krewe of Push Mow 2:00 pm Abita Springs
19 Feb 2020 (Wed)
Krewe of Druids 6:15 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Nyx 6:45 pm Uptown New Orleans
20 Feb 2020 (Thu)
Knights of Babylon 5:30 pm Uptown New Orleans
Knights of Chaos 6:15 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Muses 6:30 pm Uptown New Orleans
21 Feb 2020 (Fri)
Krewe of Bosom Buddies 11:30 am French Quarter
Krewe of Hermes 5:30 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe d’Etat 6:30 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Morpheus 7:00 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Selene 6:30 pm Slidell
22 Feb 2020 (Sat)
Krewe of Iris 11:00 am Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Tucks 12:00 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of NOMTOC 10:45 am Westbank
Krewe of Endymion 4:15 pm Mid-City
Krewe of Bush 9:00 am Bush
Krewe of Isis 6:00 pm Kenner
23 Feb 2020 (Sun)
Krewe of Athena 5:30 pm Metairie
Krewe of Pandora 6:30 pm Metairie
Krewe of Okeanos 11:00 am Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Mid-City 11:45 am Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Thoth 12:00 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Bacchus 5:15 pm Uptown New Orleans
24 Feb 2020 (Mon)
Krewe of Proteus 5:15 pm Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Orpheus 6:00 pm Uptown New Orleans
25 Feb 2020 (Tue)
Krewe of Argus 10:00 am Metairie
Krewe of Elks Jefferson 11:00 am Metairie
Krewe of Jefferson 11:30 am Metairie
Krewe of Zulu 8:00 am Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Rex 10:00 am Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Elks Orleans 10:30 am Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Crescent City 11:00 am Uptown New Orleans
Covington Lions Club 10:00 am Covington
Krewe of Covington 10:30 am Covington
Krewe of Folsom 2:00 pm Folsom
Krewe of Chahta 1:00 pm Lacombe

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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