Mardi Gras 2021 falls on Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Visitors, please note: Parades will begin in January. Check our Parade Schedule section for specifics.
In 2021, Mardi Gras Day is February 16. Fat Tuesday is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. The most popular time to visit New Orleans is the extended weekend before Mardi Gras when you can catch parades, like Endymion, Bacchus, Zulu, Rex and all of the festive celebrations throughout the whole city.
Family Gras 2021 takes place Friday, February 5- Sunday, February 7. Learn more about this FREE celebration of carnival in Metairie with outdoor concerts by both national artists and Louisiana's own!
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