Carnival like a local Mardi Gras
There is no bigger celebration held in the Crescent City than that of Carnival. There’s much more to Mardi Gras than Fat Tuesday. Beginning on January 6th with the Feast of the Epiphany, King Cakes emerge from ovens by the thousands, Carnival revelers put the finishing touches on handmade Mardi Gras costumes, Phunny Phorty Phellows kick off the first parade of festival season and travelers flock to New Orleans as locals laissez les bons temps rouler all the way to Fat Tuesday on March 5th. As anyone who is born and raised in New Orleans will tell ya’, Mardi Gras day is but one day in the season of Carnival, and there’s no better way to experience it than like a local.