Take a break from the typical Valentine’s Day to-do’s and ring in February in the New Orleans LA. Here’s what’s shaking:

Mardi Gras! While the date fluctuates year by year, Mardi Gras Day, often referred to as Fat Tuesday, typically falls during the month of February. The days leading up to the most special Tuesday of the year are filled with parades all across the city. Some of the best to experience are Krewe du Vieux, Muses, Endymion, and more. Try and catch a coveted Zulu coconut or beads from Rex on Mardi Gras Day. Browse the full list of Mardi Gras parades here and check for future Mardi Gras dates advance.

Beyond the excitement of Mardi Gras and carnival season, there’s plenty more to see and do in the Crescent City. The annual Tet Fest celebrates the Vietnamese New Year in New Orleans East. The fest features traditional Vietnamese food, performances, music and activities.

Black History Month also kicks off in February and you can be sure that New Orleans has tons of citywide events, performances, showcases, and community service efforts that take place all month long in celebration of Black History Month. Take part in the planned events or create your own with our New Orleans Black History Itinerary.

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