Weekend Picks (Feb. 21-23): What to do other than parades, parades, parades

Parades, parades and more parades! And other things, too!

by Mary Staes
February 19, 2020

Let the Mardi Gras marathon begin!

Here are our weekend picks for Feb. 22-23:

Fri. Feb. 21, 2020

Greasing of the Poles | Royal Sonesta Hotel | 8 a.m. | Free to attend

This annual tradition always happens the Friday before Mardi Gras Day, where the balcony poles at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street are greased down to keep drunk revelers from climbing up!  

Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Getting there
300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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Funky Sole NOLA: Carnival Edition. 60’s & 70’s Vinyl Dance Party | Hi-Ho Lounge | 10: 15 p.m. to 3 a.m. | Free

A vinyl dance party like no other! From Big Chiefs to Big Beats, to Spy Boys and all that Funky Noise. All the Funky sounds of New Orleans Carnival & then some.

Hi-Ho Lounge
Getting there
2239 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Mon-Thu 5pm–1am
Fri 5pm–2am
Sat 5pm–4am
Sun 5pm–1am
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Sat. Feb. 22, 2020

Seven Three Distillery

Parade Party | 2 p.m. | Seven Three Distilling Company | Prices vary

Just two blocks off the parade route, Seven Three is throwing an Endymion party! Chef SJ will be back with a phenomenal popup for food, and they’ll be serving up cocktails and selling to-go punches (by the gallon!) for the route. Stop in, grab a bite, and yes, you can use their bathrooms. 

Seven Three Distilling Co.
Getting there
301 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Mon-Sun 10am–7pm
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Sun. Feb. 23, 2020

Thoth Viewing Party | Reginelli’s Pizza | 10 a.m. | Free to attend, food prices vary

The Krewe of Toth passes right in front of the Magazine Reginelli’s location! They’ll have music, pizza-by-the-slice, drinks, shots, free face glitter, free bathrooms and more.

Reginelli's Pizzeria
Getting there
3244 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
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💜💚💛Parades This Weekend💜💚💛


Fri. Feb. 21, 2020

Krewe of Bosom Buddies | French Quarter | 11:30 a.m.
Krewe of Hermes | Uptown | 5:30 p.m.
Krewe d’Etat | Uptown | 6:30 p.m.
Krewe of Morpheus | Uptown | 7 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 22, 2020

NOMTOC | Westbank | 10:45 a.m. 
Krewe of Iris | Uptown | 11 a.m. 
Krewe of Tucks | Uptown | Noon
Krewe of Endymion | Mid-City | 4:15 p.m.

Sun. Feb. 23, 2020

Krewe of Okeanos | Uptown | 11 a.m.
Krewe of Mid-City | Uptown | 11:45 a.m.
Krewe of Thoth | Uptown | Noon
Krewe of Bacchus | Uptown | 5:15 p.m.


Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...