From: Thursday, Feb 11th, 2021
To: Tuesday, Feb 16th, 2021
One of the most colourful and liberal parties in the USA.
Although the Mardi Gras in New Orleans runs for weeks, the gay part of Mardi Gras is held in the lower French Quarter over five days of nonstop fun, from the street parades, to the party nights in the clubs and bars.
Many people believe that Mardi Gras is a single day of celebration. Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday” is actually the climax for the Carnival season. Parades and formal Gay Balls begin on the twelfth night of Christmas (Kings Night). Parades roll in New Orleans and in Metairie. Below are the dates for Mardi Gras in the new century…
The lower French Quarter is the center for New Orleans Gay Mardi Gras. This is where you’ll find the more extravagant costumes. People come from all over the world just to strut around in costumes of their own design. Of course, going home with a prestigious Bourbon Street Award is often the motivation for their sequined madness.
Currently in New Orleans there are eight Gay carnival organizations know as Krewes.These organizations stage magnificent, elegant Ball Masques and costume contests. While all of these galas are exceptional and fun to participate in, there is one more jewel in the Mardi Gras crown to mention. On Mardi Gras day the Annual Bourbon Street Awards Show presents the ultimate costume contest. This you have to see to believe. The show begins at noon at 800 Bourbon Street corner of St. Ann (OZ).
And let’s not forget the world famous Mardi Gras beads, the beads are given in appreciation to the boys that show there assets (the better the asset the bigger the beads) so don’t be shy and get lots of beads, this party is 24/7 for the five days so you do need to find the right hotel if you want to get some sleep, we have take the time to find some hotels for you that fit the bill.
The beat place to stay is in the French quarter, which is where you will find most of the gay bars and clubs,
we have found hotels in the gay area that have good rating, and puts you where you need to be to have fun without the need for taxis.
Gay Map of New Orleans
If you want to be close to all of New Orleans famous attractions, including the top gay-nightlife options in the city, the French Quarter remains the hub of where to stay, with dozens of hotels of all types and grades.. Adjacent to the Quarter and just downriver, you’ll find a number of gay-friendly smaller properties in historic and trendy Faubourg Marigny, which is also home to several gay-popular restaurants and bars.
Recommended Apartments in New Orleans
In the heart of the French Quarter, the three-story residence is within walking distance of Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, the Superdome. One of the only newly constructed buildings in the area, it is complete with high-end finishes & offers the perfect balance of historic charm & modern elegance.
Bourbon St Balcony
The absolute Heart of the French Quarter, a two bedroom exposed brick large space, perfect for entertaining yet quiet and comfortable enough to relax. Entrance from the 500 block of Bourbon, through your private alleyway, up to your open air expansive getaway. Balcony overlooking Bourbon Street
New Orleans Hospitality
Located on the residential side of Bourbon St. you will enjoy the quietness at night and sleep like a baby a few steps all the action of Bourbon and the Marigny area. This mansion was built in the 1830s n was recently converted into Luxury condos. Ideally located for Mardi Gras, Jazz fest, French Quarter festivals
French Quarter Retreat
This one-bedroom vacation home is in the middle of the French Quarter, just steps from Bourbon Street. The apartment is sunny and spacious, with two separate balconies – one off the living area overlooking the street, and one off the bedroom in the back of the unit which overlooks the quiet courtyard
Video Of New Orleans Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras World, New Orleans,
Recommended Hotels in New Orleans
The gay bars and clubs are centred around the French Quarter, so we suggest you try and find a hotel in this district. The area has many boutique hotels offering a traditional Louisiana welcome.
The Roosevelt Hotel
5 Star, Luxury
The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans features an outdoor pool and a 2,300 square-foot gym. The elegant hotel features The Rooftop Bar, a full-service spa and rooms with a 42-inch flat-screen TV. WiFi is available at a costs