Mardi Gras – New Orleans

Event Type: Cultural
Dates: 02/09/2018 - 02/13/2018
Website: mardigrasneworleans.com
Venue: Various
Address: New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Mardi Gras literally means ‘Fat Tuesday’ in French. When it comes to New Orleans, it can just as easily be translated into ‘major party.’ By choosing Stratos Jets to arrange your private jets to New Orleans, you’ll arrive in the Big Easy in comfort, safety and style.

Traditionally, Mardi Gras (also known as Shrove Tuesday) refers to events of the carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany. It culminates on the day before Ash Wednesday. Basically, it represents one last opportunity for people preparing for Lent to indulge in richer, fatty foods.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans takes this day of excess to a different (and more thoroughly entertaining) level. It is the biggest celebration the city of New Orleans hosts every year, and it includes:

  • Masks
  • Costumes
  • Beads
  • Dancing
  • Parades

These beautifully designed and brightly colored parades are one of the major highlights of Mardi Gras. They begin about two weeks before the actual day. This year, the most popular time to visit New Orleans is the extended weekend before Mardi Gras. If you book your private jet to New Orleans for this time, you'll be sure to catch the most popular parades, such as:

  • Endymion
  • Bacchus
  • Zulu
  • Rex

Getting There

Commercial flights to New Orleans fill up quickly for Mardi Gras. To avoid the chaos at the airport, Stratos Jets arranges private jets to New Orleans that remove all of the stress from air travel. We can charter flights to both Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (FAA ID: MSY) and Lakefront Airport (NEW).

Accommodations: Ritz-Carlton, The Roosevelt, The Saint Hotel, Soniat House

Catch all of the fun and entertainment of Mardi Gras without the stress of commercial air travel with Stratos Jets. We charter private jets to New Orleans that will fly you there in supreme comfort. Call (888) 593-9066 (toll free) or request a quote online.

 

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