Miss Mardi Gras? Awwwwww. Lucky for you, parades will be rolling in the Big Easy for St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day, and you'll get another chance to see Mardi Gras Indians doing their thing on Super Sunday. Check out the events below and then book a hotel close to the action at bestneworleanshotels.com.
Molly’s at the Market Irish Parade
This annual event at Molly’s at the Market (1107 Decatur Street) includes carriage riders, marching groups and throws, throws, throws! This year it takes place on Friday, March 11. See parade route.
Downtown Irish Club Parade
The Downtown Irish Club Parade takes to the streets on Friday, March 11 this year. Get ready to yell, "Throw me something, lassie!" See parade route.
Irish Channel Parade
On Saturday, March 12, put on your green and head to the Irish Channel Parade, right 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 everything you need to make an Irish stew when you get home. See the parade route here.
Super Sunday Mardi Gras Indian Processions
Italian-American St. Joseph's Parade in the French Quarter
On Saturday, March 19 at 6 p.m., the St Joseph's Society will present this popular procession in the Vieux Carré featuring spectacular floats, sparkling costumes, and lots of Italian-Americans handing out green, white and red beads, silk flowers and blessed fava beans. See parade route.