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Live It Up With Louisiana's Most Anticipated Festivals & Parades - Mardi Gras In New Orleans

Stay at the Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter and enjoy a prime location on the corner of Bourbon and Canal. Catch the famous "uptown" parades of the Mardis Gras festival in Louisiana, New Orleans right across from our hotel. Wear purple, green, and gold with a ton of beads to join the festive scene. The first Mardi Gras was in February of 185 and this iconic event wasn't declared a holiday until1875. Carnival starts January 6 but Mardi Gras takes place two weeks before and into Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, which is also known as Fat Tuesday. The last five days are usually the largest and most epic of all events and parade goers are anxious to see what kinds of trinkets will be thrown from the floats.
 

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  • Krewe Parades
  • Marching Clubs
  • Masquerade Balls
 
 

Activities

  • Float Throws
  • Float Riding
  • Mardis Gras Tours
  • Dining
  • Dancing
  • Live Music
  • Balcony viewing
 

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  • How long does Mardi Gras last?

    Mardi Gras is a multi-week event. You can expect a string of festivities and parades that can start as early as January, called Carnival. Mardis Gras is celebrated two weeks leading up to the actual Mardi Gras day, which is also known as Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. Make the most out of your stay by arriving on or before the Saturday before to Mardi Gras day and stay through Ash Wednesday.
  • Where is Mardi Gras located?

    Mardi Gras celebrations take place all over New Orleans, Louisiana. For spirited events and partying, you'll want to be on Bourbon Street. The major daily parades routes tend to run along St. Charles Avenue & Canal Street West of the French Quarter. You can catch all of the walking parades passing through the narrow street of French Quarter and through Marigny.
 

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Distance from attraction: 8.72 miles
Why Stay at Astor Crowne Plaza - New Orleans French Quarter?
  • Located in Prime French Quarter Location
  • Walking Distance to All New Orleans Attractions
  • Hotel is Connected to Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House Restaurant
  • Ideal for Large Conventions and Meetings
  • Hotel is Walking Distance to The Convention Center
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