Entertainment, Mardi Gras

Weekend Picks: Uptown parades start… let the marathon begin

Five parades are happening Saturday Uptown alone.

Uptown parades start this weekend! Grab your ladders, dranks and patience… it’s Carnival time!

Here are our weekend picks for Feb. 14 through Feb. 16:

Fri. Feb. 14, 2020

Valentines Day Ideas | NOLA | Prices Vary

Somewhere between the end of football season and Mardi Gras, usually, there’s Valentine’s Day. More often than not, it gets overlooked because of Carnival season, but New Orleans has a romantic flair all it’s own. Need date ideas? Click here for our list on Canoodling in the Crescent City!

(Photo by Peter G. Forest/Very Local New Orleans)

Snowball Tasting Date Night | 7 to 9 p.m. | SNOLA Metairie | $25

What’s sweeter than snowballs?! We can’t think of anything either. Experience the taste of SNO-LA Snowballs while having some date night fun. Snowballs are served in rounds of 2-ounce portions with a side of fun and games. Don’t forget about the bottomless condensed milk! Click here for more information. 

Sno-La Snowballs
$$ $$
Getting there
2311 N Causeway Blvd, Metairie, LA 70001, USA
Opening Hours
Mon-Wed Closed
Thu-Sun 12–7:30pm
More Info

Sat. Feb. 15, 2020

Mardi Gras Market | Noon to 5 p.m. | The Drifter Hotel | Free entrance

Still on the search for your perfect Fat Tuesday look? This Mardi Gras market features costumes, jewelry, accessories and more. You’re welcome to come in costume to the market, but bring a suit if you plan on swimming in the heated pool. Click here for more information. 

The Drifter Hotel
Getting there
3522 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Opening Hours
Mon-Sun 9am–5pm
More Info

Sun. Feb. 16, 2020

Galentine’s Lunch | Noon to 2 p.m. | Pizza Delicious | $10 gift for exchange

Galentine’s is all about food, fun, and girlfriends – meaning no boys allowed, sorry guys – It’s a day to celebrate friendship and love. Don’t forget a small $10 gift to bring for the gift exchange and spend the afternoon enjoying some girl-time. Click here for more information. 

Pizza Delicious
$ $$$
Getting there
617 Piety St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Open Now
Mon-Tue Closed
Wed-Fri 4–8:45pm
Sat-Sun 12–8:45pm
More Info


Fri. Feb. 14, 2020

Cork | French Quarter | 3 p.m.
Oshun | Uptown | 6 p.m.
Cleopatra | Uptown | follows
Alla | Uptown | follows 

Sat. Feb. 15, 2020

Adonis | Westbank | 11:45 a.m.
Pontchartrain | Uptown | 1 p.m.
Choctaw | Uptown | follows
Freret | Uptown | follows
Sparta | Uptown | 5:30 p.m.
Pygmalion | Uptown | follows

Sun. Feb. 16, 2020

Barkus | French Quarter | 2 p.m.
Femme Fatale | Uptown | 11 a.m.
Carrollton | Uptown | follows
King Arthur | Uptown | follows