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Festivals in New Orleans: Algiers Mardi Gras Fest

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New Orleans is already a city full of character, atmosphere, and culture – and that’s without even mentioning its calendar of awesome festivals. There’s never a dull moment when exploring this historic destination, but if you’re looking for a mostly local New Orleans fun then the Algiers Mardi Gras Festival should be at the top of your list!

Brimming with revelry, lively music and impressive marching bands making their way through town – who doesn’t love an amazing parade? This grand event promises to delight in every way – from dazzling performances highlighting popular jazz artists, to sampling incredible local cuisine as you walk about amongst some truly joyful revelers! Let’s take a closer look at what awaits during this Louisiana carnival favorite.  

What is the Algiers Mardi Gras Fest?

Booths and attendees at the Algiers Mardi Gras Fest on a sunny day

The Algiers Mardi Gras Fest is a celebration of the traditional New Orleans holiday, held in the historic Algiers Point neighborhood. This festival is a family-friendly event that features live music, food vendors, and comedy entertainment that ultimately promotes the cultural diversity of everyone in attendance. Visitors can also enjoy watching the local marching bands and dance groups, as well as trying some delicious food from the fun cookout competition between Delgado College students and the University of Holy Cross Food Science Department.

This community event is a great way to experience the culture and traditions of Mardi Gras in a safe and inclusive environment. With something for everyone to enjoy, the Algiers Point Mardi Gras Festival is a must-see event for locals and visitors alike. 

Algiers Mardi Gras Festival: Date & Time

Algiers Mardi Gras Festival promotional banner with dates and times
Source: Algiers Mardi Gras Festival on Facebook

The Algiers Mardi Gras Festival is an exciting event that promises to be a real feast for the senses. Taking place on February 4th 2023, this fantastic extravaganza of music, dance, and culture will start at 10 am and conclude at 6 pm. Although the festival is free to attend for everyone, proceedings from sales will directly benefit local schools in order to promote cultural education.

There’s bound to be something for everyone during this momentous Mardi Gras celebration! So mark your calendars and bring your family, friends, and loved ones down to Algiers to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of this wonderful local event. 

Venture Past the City with a Louisiana Wildlife Tour 

Although a local Mardi Gras festival is one not to miss, an excursion through the Honey Island Swamp can be the perfect antidote to a high-energy city experience. Gliding along with knowledgeable and dedicated tour guides, you’ll get to admire everything this unique region has to offer.

From ancient cypress trees covered in Spanish Moss, wading birds searching for food, waterfowl gliding into ponds, egrets soaring in the sky above – plus plenty of opportunities for sightings of alligators and other wildlife – there’s something extraordinary around every corner! Visiting Louisiana is an experience like no other, so don’t miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through the swamp – book your Pearl River Swamp Tour today! 

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