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Mardi Gras 2020 may be in the books but, with St. Patrick’s Day, St. Joseph’s Day and Super Sunday all in March, you can still catch a few beads and some insight into our unique culture. Here's what's happening just a hop, skip and a buck jump from the Hotel Provincial. Check it out and then make your hotel reservations.
With carriage riders and marching groups, this annual event at Molly’s at the Market at 1107 Decatur Street is a must experience. Wear green and drink green! Learn more.
Put on your green shirt and head to The Downtown Irish Club Parade. The fun starts on the corner of Burgundy and Piety streets in the Bywater at 6 p.m. From there, it travels up Royal, across Esplanade to Decatur, and up Canal to Bourbon Street. Learn more.
The Irish Channel Parade begins at the corner of Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas streets around 1:30 p.m., after the St. Patrick’s Day mass at St. Mary’s Assumption Church. Throws from the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Committee, organized in 1947, include all the fixings for an Irish stew. Learn more.
This colorful procession takes place in the French Quarter at 6 p.m. with beautiful floats, costumes, and lots of tuxedo-wearing Italian-Americans passing out green, white and red beads, silk flowers and blessed fava beans. Learn more.
On Super Sunday, Mardi Gras Indian tribes meet up with other tribes for friendly competitions involving rituals such as colorful dances and chants. All Super Sunday processions are free and open to the public. The largest Super Sunday procession is put on by the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council at A.L. Davis Park at Washington and LaSalle streets at noon. From LaSalle, the procession turns left at Martin Luther King Blvd., left at South Claiborne Avenue, and left at Washington Avenue before ending back at A.L. Davis Park. In addition to the Central City festi vities, The Tambourine and Fan organization stages its traditional annual Super Sunday parade at Bayou St. John and Orleans Avenue in Mid-City. There are also festivities at the Backstreet Cultural Museum in the Treme. Learn more.