It’s Mardi Gras, plus other fun NOLA events

Winter NOLA events celebrate food, culture, music

There’s never a shortage of fun things to do in New Orleans. Whether you’re visiting the city for the first time or a seasoned local, you can pick from tons of awesome NOLA events on any given weekend!

With Carnival Season in full swing, the entire city will soon be gearing up for nonstop parades, king cakes, and other celebratory gatherings. There is a range of both indoor as well as outdoor activities through the months of January, February and March, which should help you cope with the recent temperature fluctuations.  No matter how wacky the weather is, you can find something unique and colorful to do in the Crescent City.

winter nola events fun things to do in new orleans 1.jpgNOLA Events For Mardi Gras

We think that New Orleans is an amazing place to visit any time of year, but if you’ve never been for Mardi Gras before, you’ve got to give it a try. From parades to museum exhibits, you can learn about the history of Carnival, then experience it first hand. The traditional parades such as Endymion, Orpheus and Bacchus are a must-see, but also check out the smaller krewes like Krewe de Vieux, Nyx, Muses and Cleopatra. There’s also Family Gras in Metairie, Feb. 17-19, a free celebration of carnival and family that takes place on the neutral ground of Veterans Memorial Boulevard across from Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie.

Fun Things To Do In New Orleans Uptown & Downtown

From the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which rolls up Magazine Street, to the Audubon Aquarium along the Mississippi River to the National World War II Museum in the New Orleans Arts  District, there are plenty of spots to enjoy the Big Easy as we kick off 2017.


The organizers of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival brings music events to Louis Armstrong Park with the Congo Square New Worlds Rhythm Festival in March, and basketball fans will congregate in New Orleans for the jam packed NBA All-Star Weekend in February. As always, you’ll have plenty of chances to sample the fantastic cuisine our city is known for, from food festivals like the 1st Annual Jerk Chicken Festival, to crawfish boils on every block!

There are many more events happening around town during January, February, and March. The full list can be overwhelming at times, so download Deanie’s Guide to Winter NOLA Events for our top picks! Deanie’s Seafood was repeatedly chosen as one of the top Best Seafood Restaurants in New Orleans in 2016 by several local publications and their readers. Visit us at either of our two restaurant locations, our original location in Bucktown and our French Quarter restaurant at the corner of Iberville and Dauphine.


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