Posted January 25th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Last edited by map70065; January 25th, 2008 at 06:34 PM
I know this is far out, but is there a rule of thumb how to judge when Mardi Gras celebrations start and end ? I'm looking at cruising in 2009 in February or March, staying a couple of days pre cruise and really don't want to be in the middle of all the celebrations.
Thanks for any help you can give me for my planning.
Mardi Gras is Feb. 24th in 2009, so if you're trying to avoid it either plan on coming after the 25th or before the 13th (6th if you want to avoid anything to do with Carnival.
The main parades start two weekends before Mardi Gras, so that would be the 13th and 14th and of course the weekend before Mardi Gras is the heaviest traffic. But there are some earlier parades, so may be one or two (probably not in New Orleans proper) the weekend of the 6th.
Of course by missing it you're missing out on a great time!!