Making The Most Of Mardi Gras In NOLA

Although Mardi Gras has passed us by on February 13, we believe it’s a state of mind and not a hard and fast date. This goes double if you happen to be in New Orleans, Louisiana’s hotbed of good music, good food and good events. If you’re local to NOLA or just looking to get in some more celebrating during Lent, we’ve got more than enough events for you to explore.

Private cocktail reception in Big Mama’s Lounge at the New Orleans House of Blues:

Treat your guests to a private buyout of Big Mama’s lounge in the New Orleans House of Blues. Located in the historic and bustling French Quarter, your guests will enjoy passed and stationed appetizers as well as their share of drinks. Your group will have exclusive use of the lounge for

 the evening, perfect for mixing, mingling and enjoying the local jazz music you can procure as an add-on. It’s an authentic NOLA experience, perfect for longtime city residents or new visitors.

Luxury dinner cruise on the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler:

Enjoy a perfect Southern-style dinner while rolling down the Mississippi river on an old Paddlewheeler with this experience. 

Your group will enjoy a stationed, Cajun-style three course dinner with everything from jambalaya to red beans and rice and cornbread as you take in arresting views from the outer decks of a Victorian-style paddleboat with parquet style dance floors. Between the atmosphere, New Orleans style food and live music, this is a great way to get a little extra Mardi Gras flair as only the Big Easy can provide.

City-wide scavenger hunt with cityHUNT: 

Acquaint yourself with New Orleans’ storied history with this scavenger tour. More than a simple tour, this activity will let your group explore the city on their own terms. A trained adventure guide will be on-hand as your group looks for clues, landmarks and challenges to get them introduced to the city and its landmarks. You and your group will solve trivia questions and compete in team building activities as a cityHunt adventure guide cheers you on. It’s the perfect way to get a taste of everything the city has to offer.

Cocktail party in the Henry Howard Hotel’s parlor:

Indulge in some southern comfort with a reception in an authentic old south hotel. Constructed in the 1860s as a townhouse by famed architect Henry Howard, the hotel’s renovated interior still has all the grandiose touches you’d expect from such a storied building. Your group will enjoy full use of the Parlor, with its 12-foot ceilings, crown molding and red pine floorboards. Guests are sure to feel transported to the postbellum south as they enjoy top shelf drinks and stationed appetizers.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out some of our other New Orleans offerings on kapow.com, and let us help you ring in a belated Mardi Gras.


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