New Orleans Visitors Guide

Explore more. Make your life unique. Learn more about New Orleans and view New Orleans Visitors Guide selected highlights.








Discovery New Orleans, Louisiana






New Orleans Visitors Guide

Twitter Choices




New Orleans Highlights




New Orleans Visitors Guide

New Orleans Visitors Guide

Google Choices





New Orleans Visitors Guide


 New Orleans Hotels, Restaurants and Things to Do | New Orleans, LA
Welcome to New Orleans | New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau



Discover and share. New Orleans






Fat Tuesday Tops New Orleans Activities

Not even Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath could put a stop to the Mardi Gras activities of New Orleans. New Orleans has been rated among the Top 10 Most Visited Cities in the United States. Among America's favorite cities, it has been ranked No. 1 by Travel + Leisure in ten categories more than any of the other 30 cities in the poll. As such, New Orleans does not lack for entertainment, nightlife and cultural activities. However, none of these activities in New Orleans match the appeal and frenzy that surrounds Fat Tuesday.

Fat Tuesday_Cupcake ladies
Photo by dsb nola licensed under cc 2.0

Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras as it is better known, is the most popular festival in New Orleans. The festivities start on the Feast of the Epiphany (known as the Twelfth Night) and reach their peak on Fat Tuesday. Coinciding with the last Tuesday before Lent starts, Mardi Gras is the last and grandest day of the festival.

The entire festival has one major parade every day, with some days having more than one parade. The parades are organized by krewes, some with colorful names like Twelfth Night Revelers, Elves of Oberon, High Priests of Mithras, Krewe of Muses, Krewe of Morpheus and Krewe of Hermes who also hold masked balls during the festival. The parades are the lightning rods of all the carousing and merrymaking that accompany the festival.

Music festivals

Because New Orleans is considered the Birthplace of Jazz, many of the city's festivals are inspired by music. The largest of these is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival or Jazz Fest. It attracts crowds from all over the world who come to experience the music, food, arts and crafts that the city is famous for. Voodoo Experience and Essence Music Festival are another two of the city's large music festivities featuring local and foreign performers.

New Orleans has activities celebrating music, literature, gay pride or even funerals, but they all take second stage to Fat Tuesday.





Nice New Orleans Visitors Guide

Nice for New Orleans Visitors Guide






New Orleans Visitors Guide and New Orleans Highlights





Top New Orleans Visitors Guide

Top for New Orleans Visitors Guide





Highlights

Try something interesting in New Orleans




Great New Orleans Visitors Guide

Great for New Orleans Visitors Guide





New Orleans Visitors Guide

New Orleans Visitors Guide


Bing Choices








Share New Orleans Visitors Guide







New Orleans Information Center: New Orleans Journal | NaturallyCity


New Orleans Information Center
New Orleans Journal | NaturallyCity New Orleans

 

 

New Orleans

 

 


New Orleans Photos

 









New Orleans Visitors Guide Photos
New Orleans Photos
Bing and Flickr


New Orleans Visitors Guide Images
New Orleans Images
Google





New Orleans Visitors Guide Information

New Orleans Visitors Guide Information






New Orleans
Favorites, Information and News

 





Share New Orleans Visitors Guide





New Orleans, Louisiana



New Orleans Information
From Wikipedia

New Orleans Information From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast
From The Weather Channel






New Orleans Visitors Guide Favorite

New Orleans Visitors Guide Favorite










Good New Orleans Visitors Guide

Good New Orleans Visitors Guide






New Orleans Highlights

Explore more.
Make your life unique.





Unique New Orleans Visitors Guide

Unique for New Orleans Visitors Guide







City Information
@cityinformation












Explore New Orleans and Near New Orleans
Promoted Highlights




New Promoted Section - Contact us to Add Your Business









New Orleans Information Center
Home   About   Contact




New Orleans
Louisiana, USA

Business, Living and Entertainment

New Orleans Journal



Top



New Orleans Information Center | NaturallyCity New Orleans