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New Orleans Events in February 2016

New Orleans is one of the biggest and oldest cities in the Southern US. With that comes it’s awesome culture. New Orleans is known for its art, music, festivals, and fun events, with the most important event coming next month; Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras is a series of events and celebrations that start on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany. The culmination of this celebration is on the day before Ash Wednesday. The term is French and literally means Fat Tuesday. This means that every year the dates when this festival starts and ends is different. One of the main characteristics of this event is the huge number of parades. This year, the parades started on January 6 and they will end on Mardi Gras Day on Tuesday, February 9.  Thousands of people from all over the United States and around the globe come to New Orleans for these parades. Some who have attended have said that it is one of the most entertaining events they have witnessed in their life! Although the weather is usually warm, bring some layers in case the temperatures drop during the night parades.

If Mardi Gras isn’t really your thing, here are some other fun activities happening next month.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz

This February, New Orleans Pelicans fans will have 6 home games to watch. This game, specifically, will be held on February 10th and should be really exciting-a great matchup!

Big Easy Festival of Laughs

This show is hosted by Mike Epps. This popular comedian has been present on the scene for more than 20 years. He was present in some very successful movie projects like Next Friday and How High, and now this February 19th, he will lead the Big Easy Festival of Laughs in Lakefront Arena. Gary Owen, Tommy Davidson and Sommore are some other comedians that will be part of this show.

Monster Jam

Those who love big vehicles will definitely enjoy the Monster Jam festival. As the name suggests, this event features Monster Jam trucks that drive on tracks filled with obstacles they need to cross or simply smash through.

9Th Annual Big Easy Blues Festival

As you probably know New Orleans is the birthplace of blues, so it is not a surprise why there are so many interesting blues festivals in this city each year. One of the most popular ones is the Annual Big Easy Blues Festivals at UNO Lakefront Arena.

Let us know if you plan to attend any of these events next month, and what you are looking forward to most!