The Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans is so famous (and so much fun) that is has begun to define the city. New Orleans is known for its delicious Cajun eats, incredible music scene and non-stop party, but the best of all three are combined for one unbelievable day every year — Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras is on Tuesday, Feb. 17 this year, and although the date is rapidly approaching, there’s still time to plan your RV trip to “The Big Easy.”
Full of Family Fun
The Mardi Gras celebration can a family-friendly or strictly adults-only event based on what you want to see. If you’re looking for family-friendly Mardi Gras experience, you can avoid the busy Mardi Gras crowds and visit Family Gras from Feb. 6 to 8 this year. This free celebration, including tons of family-friendly activities, live music and plenty of famous Louisiana eats, will take place at the Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie.
Mardi Gras Parades and Events
The Mardi Gras festivities are non-stop in the month of February, with parades on schedule for Feb. 1, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 in New Orleans and a number of other cities throughout the state. Visitors can take part in New Orleans Mardi Gras tours, see exciting exhibits at local museums (the Louisiana State Museum and Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum) and enjoy an unbeatable Mardi Gras meals at the famous Antoine’s Restaurant. The Mardi Gras festivities are practically seeping out of every bar, restaurant and store in town.
Where to Stay
New Orleans is home to a number of top quality RV parks that are guaranteed to make your Mardi Gras experience even better than expected. Stay in the heart of it all at the French Quarter RV Resort or find a little more mellow refuge at the gorgeous Pontchartrain Landing RV park. New Orleans is home to numerous RV parks and campgrounds that are ready to host you for the celebration.
Find Your Perfect RV
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