“Laissez les bons temps rouler!" That’s right – it’s Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, which means let the good times roll! Parades roll through the French Quarter this Saturday, January 31! Krewe du Vieux will take to the streets at 6:30 p.m. with Krewe Delusion following around 7:15 p.m.
While these parades don’t have giant floats the traditional parades feature—they do have smaller mule drawn floats spread throughout the parades. Parents, you may want to leave the kids at home for these…the satirical krewes often take jabs at local politics and are known to be bawdy.
But if you’re looking for late night fun afterward, the Krewes are hosting their balls after the parade. The Krewe du Vieux Doo will kick off at 9 p.m. at the Civic Center with live music and entertainment. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased from Krewe members. Krewe Delusion’s Bedlam Ball also starts at 9 p.m. at their Den of Delusion on the corner of St. Ferdinand Street. It’s $10 and open to the public.
That’s just the beginning –parades (including plenty of family-friendly fun) will be going strong Friday, February 6 through Fat Tuesday February 17! When you stay with Hotel Provincial, you’ll be in the French Quarter—close enough to enjoy the action, yet far enough away to get some R&R. We’re nestled in a cove of our own, within easy walking distance to all the major attractions including the world-famous Bourbon Street!
Or if you feel like bringing the party to you, we feature an onsite bar with daily happy hours and guests also receive a buy one/get one coupon when you check in!
Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a once in a lifetime experience! So, come on down—and be sure to take advantage of our multi-night discounted room rates!