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When is Mardi Gras 2016?!?!

Mardi Gras 2016 falls on Tuesday, February 9.

Visitors, please note: Parades will begin in January.  Check our Parade Schedule section for specifics.

The most popular time to visit New Orleans is the extended weekend before Mardi Gras (February 5- 9). Come then and you'll be sure to catch the most popular parades, like Endymion, Bacchus, Zulu, Rex and all of the festive celebrations throughout the whole city.

Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday," is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Most visitors will plan to arrive no later than Saturday, February 6, 2016 in order to enjoy an extended weekend of festivities.

Family Gras 2016 will be Friday, January 29 - Sunday, January 31. Learn more about this FREE celebration of carnival in Metairie with outdoor concerts by both national artists and Louisiana's own!

 

Future Mardi Gras Dates

 
2016
 

FEB

9

2017
 

FEB

28

2018
 

FEB

13

2019
 

MAR

5

2020
 

FEB

25

2021
 

FEB

16

2022
 

MAR

1

2023
 

FEB

21

2024
 

FEB

13


Want to know more about Mardi Gras in New Orleans?

Check out our information on Mardi Gras Tips, Mardi Gras Krewes, Mardi Gras Balls, Parade Throws, Mardi Gras Colors, Mardi Gras Dates, and Frequently Asked Questions about Mardi Gras.