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Mardi Gras Alternatives

Date: February 3, 2015 Categories: Blog

We shared a blog post recently about the many great things to be enjoyed leading up to Fat Tuesday. The flip side of this, for some families, is that by the time Fat Tuesday arrives, the last thing they want to do is go to a parade. With that in mind, here are some alternative ways for families to enjoy Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras.


The following are closed on Fat Tuesday, but open on Lundi Gras:

  • Audubon Zoo, Aquarium and Insectarium
  • Bookoo Bounce Inflatable Playground
  • The Louisiana Children’s Museum


Jefferson Parish Parent has suggestions for alternate ways to spend Fat Tuesday. They suggest:

·         Taking a road trip

·         Going to the movies

·         Having a picnic at a park

·         Visiting Chuck E. Cheese

·         Taking a hike


Another option, for families who want to enjoy the parades, but without the crowds, is to watch the parades on TV or the internet. Nola.com also offers a live webcam feed and several TV stations broadcast the parades.