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Mardi Gras Parade Route

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Get ready to 'Laissez les bons temps rouler' at Kimpton Hotel Fontenot, your prime Mardi Gras hotel, and the best place to stay for Mardi Gras revelry in NOLA. We're right on the Mardi Gras parade route and a stone's throw from the heart of the French Quarter's festivities.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is an explosion of vibrant colors, exhilarating music, and jubilant parades, a true embodiment of the city's spirit. This iconic festival draws visitors from all corners of the world, eager to experience its unique blend of traditions. The streets buzz with the sounds of jazz and zydeco, creating an atmosphere that is unmistakably New Orleans.

Each year, the city's krewes, or parade organizations, outdo themselves with magnificent floats and throws, including the much-coveted beads and doubloons. These parades wind their way through the city, offering a spectacle of creativity and celebration.

For those seeking a family-friendly experience, areas like the Garden District offer a more relaxed atmosphere, away from the French Quarter's high-energy celebrations. Mardi Gras is not just a party; it's a cultural phenomenon, deeply rooted in the history and traditions of New Orleans. Attending Mardi Gras is free, and visitors can expect to collect many beads and other throws from the parades.

Mardi Gras Day is Tuesday, March 4, 2025. 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 official start of Carnival Season is Twelfth Night, January 5, 2025.

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Make Your Mardi Gras Home Here

Make Hotel Fontenot your home base for Mardi Gras and enjoy your third night free on us! Offer available from January 26th to February 25th. Embrace the spirit of the New Orleans Carnival with us and experience the festivities in style.

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Mardi Gras FAQ

How far is Kimpton Fontenot Hotel from Mardi Gras?

You're in luck! Our hotel is located on the Mardi Gras parade route, giving you a front-row seat to Louisiana's most festive party of the year.

When is the parade and can I book a hotel room?

The Mardi Gras parade is Tuesday, Feburary 13, 2024. We highly recommend booking your stay well in advance, especially for Mardi Gras. It's one of the busiest times of the year, and our rooms tend to fill up quickly. Don't miss your chance to experience luxury accommodations during this incredible event.

Can I bring my own Mardi Gras beads + costumes to the parade route in front of the hotel?

Absolutely! Dressing up and participating in the festivities is encouraged. Feel free to bring your own beads, costumes, and masks to fully immerse yourself in the Mardi Gras spirit.