Find 2020-2021 Mardi Gras parade schedules. Mardi Gras Day always falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, in February or March. Parades usually begin in early January, running through Mardi Gras Day itself.

Mardi gras is not just a single day but it is a whole season just like Christmas, and the date when it begins on moves around. Now, It's time to celebrate Mardi Gras 2020 in different cities and states. The Fat Tuesday can be any tuesday between February 3 and March 9. On January 6, The twelfth Night (feast of Ephinany) is when the celbration of Carnival starts and picks up speed through midnight on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras 2020 is on the 25th February, with the main celebrations happening in the two weeks leading up to the date itself. The largest celebrations usually happens on the two weekends before Mardi Gras itself, which always falls on a Tuesday. Because Easter can fall on any Sunday between March 23 and April 25, and Mardi Gras is always 47 days before Easter, Zulu and Rex can roll on any Tuesday between Feb. 3 through March 9.

  • Also called - Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday
  • Type - Catholic, Cultural
  • Significance - Celebration period before fasting season of Lent
  • Celebrations - Parades, parties
  • Date - Day before Ash Wednesday, 47 days before Easter
  • 2019 date - March 5
  • 2020 date - February 25
  • 2021 date - February 16
  • 2022 date - March 1
  • Frequency - Annual
  • Related to - Shrove Tuesday; Carnival, Shrove Monday, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Užgavėnės, Maslenitsa, Valentine's Day

Now, If you're traveling to New Orleans this weekend to experience Mardi Gras, expect to spend $2,600 per person for a flight, hotel, food, transportation and entertainment over the course of five days. If you're looking to splurge—luxury hotel, riding in a float, krewe parties—you can easily tack on an additional $5,000.

How do you know which tuesday it will be?

The schedule is like Ash Wednesday stats always before 46 days of Easter, and Fat Tuesday is always the previous day of Ash Wednesday. Easter falls on any Sunday that is from March 23 to April 25,with exact date to coincide with the first Sunday after the full moon following a spring equinox.Viola, There you have it. To get more clear idea about it, get out the calendar that has the holidays printed on it. Ash Wednesday is always after Fat Tuesday.
You may also like: What is Mardi Gras and How it is related to Fat Tuesday and Shrove Tuesday?

Future Mardi Gras dates

Mardi gras is not something like 4th July or Chirstmas, which have always fixed dates. Mardi gras dates are somehow predictable because of Easter dates. Easter can fall on any Sunday between March 23 and April 25, and Mardi Gras is always 47 days before Easter, Zulu and Rex can roll on any Tuesday between Feb. 3 through March 9.

2020February 25
2021February 16
2022March 1
2023February 21
2024February 13
2025March 4
2026February 17
2027February 9
2028February 29
2029February 13
2030March 5
2031February 25
2032February 10
2033March 1
2034February 21
2035February 6
2036February 26
2037February 17
2038March 9
2039February 22
2040February 14
2041March 5
2042February 18
2043February 10
2044March 1
2045February 21
2046February 6
2047February 26
2048February 18
2049March 2
2050February 22

Mardi Gras 2020 - New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Here are a few of the highlights of Mardi Gras 2020. View the entire Mardi Gras season parade schedule here.
  • The festivities initiate proceedings on Saturday.i.e.Jan 4, with the Covington; Fools of Misrule event.
  • Krewe du Vieux and krewe delusion agglomerate the evening of Sat.i.e.Feb 08, in the French Quarter.
  • On Sun.i.e Feb 09, Mardi Gras's tiniest parade which is 'tit Rex' (complete with shoebox-sized floats—awww) and the sci-fi themed Krewe of Chewbacchus roll through the Marigny. On the Sunday Feb 16, you'll find the costumed puppy parade recognised as the Krewe of Barkus (double-awww!) in the French Quarter.


  • 02/21/2020 - Krewe de Morpheus
  • 02/21/2020 - Krewe of Bosom Buddies
  • 02/21/2020 - Krewe of Hermes
  • 02/21/2020 - Krewe of Muses
  • 02/21/2020 - Krewe of Selene
  • 02/21/2020 - Le Krewe D'Etat
  • 02/22/2020 - Endymion
  • 02/22/2020 - Iris
  • 02/23/2020 - Krewe of Bacchus
  • 02/23/2020 - Krewe of Mid-City
  • 02/23/2020 - Krewe of Okeanos
  • 02/23/2020 - Krewe of Thoth
  • 02/24/2020 - Krewe of Athena
  • 02/24/2020 - Krewe of Orpheus
  • 02/24/2020 - Krewe of Proteus
  • 02/25/2020 - Krewe of Argus
  • 02/25/2020 - Krewe of Crescent City
  • 02/25/2020 - Krewe of Elks Jeffersonians
  • 02/25/2020 - Krewe of Elks Orleans
  • 02/25/2020 - Krewe of Jefferson
  • 02/25/2020 - Krewe of Zulu
  • 02/25/2020 - Mardi Gras Day
  • 02/25/2020 - Rex
  • 01/06/2021 - Not So Secret Society of the Elysian Fields
  • Find complete schedule: https://www.neworleans.com/events/holidays-seasonal/mardi-gras/mardi-gras-parade-schedule/

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (Mardi Gras)

New Orleans Mardi Gras Day! The festivities start early, with the following schedule mentioned below;
Once the parades end, you can explore streets full of costumed revelers in the French Quarter. The Societé de Saint Anne is a favorite among locals. This walking group usually starts its route in the Bywater around 10:00 a.m. and slowly makes its way into the French Quarter.

SATURDAY Feb 22 2020

Uptown New Orleans

  • Krewe of Iris 11:00am
  • Krewe of Tucks 12:00pm


  • Krewe of NOMTOC 10:45am


  • Krewe of Endymion 4:15pm


  • Krewe of Bush 9:00am


  • Krewe of Isis 6:00pm

SUNDAY Feb 23 2020


  • Krewe of Athena 5:30pm
  • Krewe of Pandora 6:30pm

Uptown New Orleans

  • Krewe of Okeanos 11:00am
  • Krewe of Mid-City 11:45am
  • Krewe of Thoth 12:00pm
  • Krewe of Bacchus 5:15pm


Uptown New Orleans

  • Krewe of Proteus 5:15pmview map
  • Krewe of Orpheus 6:00pm



  • Krewe of Argus 10:00am
  • Krewe of Elks Jefferson follows
  • Krewe of Jefferson follows

Uptown New Orleans

  • Krewe of Zulu 8:00am
  • Krewe of Rex 10:00am
  • Krewe of Elks Orleans follows
  • Krewe of Crescent City follows


  • Covington Lions Club 10:00am
  • Krewe of Covington follows


  • Krewe of Folsom 2:00pm


  • Krewe of Chahta 1:00pm
The Mardi Gras is celebrated just like a whole season. Mardi Gras only lasts a day(Tuesday 25, 2020), but Carnival season spans weeks, giving hotel guests oppotunities to check out a parade or two(or tree). The Biggest Celebration the city of New Orleans hosts every year is Mardi Gras. This is all about having a good time and This magnificent, costumed, beaded and feathered party is laced with tradition. Mardi Gras this time is on Tuesday.i.e. Feb 25, 2020.
Carnival traditionally begins the 12th night after Christmas, which is also known as Epiphany. And, about two weeks ago Mardi Gras, the parading kicks off! Each and Every year Carnival parade organizations—known as "krewes"—are deep into preparations for their annual parades, costume balls and parties. Even Fat Tuesday itself typically features back-to-back processions by some of the largest and oldest Carnival organizations in the state.

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