Mardi Gras party are three words that are going to be on the lips of every resident and tourist in the Big Easy in the middle of February. Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday in French in reference to the tradition of eating fatty foods prior to the restraint shown during the Lenten season that begins on Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday New Orleans is a spectacle unlike any other outdoor party in the entire United States. People travel from all over the world to take part in the Mardi Gras celebrations.
One of the best ways to enjoy your time to the fullest while there is to research exactly what kind of Mardi Gras party will appeal to you. There are so many, from restaurants to luxury hotels, jazz clubs to the streets of the French Quarter, it becomes difficult to choose just which Mardi Gras party you may want to attend.
Many people spend Fat Tuesday New Orleans out in public, walking among the throngs of people taking in the wild Mardi Gras celebrations at cafes, clubs, and bars—this is the ultimate Mardi Gras party as you are celebrating with the entire city. Tons of people with elaborate costumes and masks, giant mechanical floats, drinking, and eating amazing food are all just a part of what happens on your average Fat Tuesday New Orleans celebration. The streets of Bourbon, Canal, Dauphin, and Royal (to name just a few) will be hotspots for Mardi Gras celebrations, as they always are. Have fun, but play it safe if you are heading to the Big Easy for the fun and festivities this year.