Weekend Picks: Uptown parades start… let the marathon begin

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

by Mary Staes
February 12, 2020

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
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
Mon-Sun 9am–8pm
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
Mon Closed
Tue-Thu 11:30am–9pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am–10pm
Sun 11:30am–9pm
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

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...

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