Mardi Gras Celebrations Throughout Louisiana

New Orleans Mardi Gras
Why not come to Louisiana to celebrate Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) which, this year, is on February 12th?  Your biggest decision may be which Mardi Gras celebration you would most like to attend. Of course everyone knows about our state’s largest celebration of Mardi Gras, in New Orleans, Metairie and the surrounding area. But did you know that Lafayette in South Central Louisiana also celebrates Mardi Gras with several parades on Mardi Gras day, as well as the days leading up to Mardi Gras? If you want to experience Mardi Gras Southwestern Louisiana style, you may want to attend Courir de Mardi Gras, which is held in several Cajun communities.  This celebration has a long history and is quite unique.
Courir de Mardi Gras
There is an abundance of information online about the many towns and cities celebrating Mardi Gras. Since not all celebrations are only on Fat Tuesday, a trip across the state will allow you to experience several types of Mardi Gras celebrations. Close to each celebration is a bed and breakfast where you can rest comfortably and get a great breakfast before heading off to the next town and celebration. Map out your trip to take advantage of as many Mardi Gras celebrations as possible and make your reservations now. Fat Tuesday is almost here!