How to Mardi Gras Like a Local
Grab a drink, you’re in Nola! Start at Pat O’Briens for a famous hurricane!
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Parade time- are you sidewalk side or neutral ground side?
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Enjoy the spectacular float creations - don’t miss Endymion!
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Keep an eye out for the famous 610 stompers
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The bands are always incredible.
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Dance your heart out!
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Catch all the things your heart desires. You can catch anything from beads to purses and even shoes!
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Score a coveted invite to a Mardi Gras Ball
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Eat a poboy... the shrimp poboy at Guys is the BEST!
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... then eat some more! Try Dragos chargrilled oysters if you’re feeling adventurous
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Spend some time wandering around the French Quarter - Royal and Bourbon St.
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Catch Greasing of the Poles the Friday before Mardi Gras
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Visit the St. Louis Cathedral and learn the history of the French Quarter
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Make sure you go to Cafe Du Monde for beignets and cafe au lait
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Have some fun and dress up! You can be whatever you want to be!
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And be sure to catch a live show... they’re everywhere!
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