Houma Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras in Houma, Louisiana is a true Cajun celebration.  With over a dozen parades full of colorfully themed floats, scores of marching bands and tons of great throws, Houma has one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in Louisiana. You’ll find that a Houma Mardi Gras is full of Cajun hospitality along with safe, economical, family-friendly events. So, plan to catch some throws, stuff yourself full of King Cake, and above all else, let the good times roll!

Mardi Gras is considered to be one of the biggest parties in America. It’s an event that draws millions of visitors from around the world. The Mardi Gras celebration in Houma starts with the Krewe of Hercules and runs nearly non-stop until the Krewe of Bonne Terre.

2017 Houma Mardi Gras Parade Schedule:

Friday, February 17, 2017
Krewe of Hercules @ 6:00pm

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Krewe of Tee Caillou in Chauvin @ 12pm
Krewe of Aquarius @ 6:30pm

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Krewe of Hyacinthians @ 12:00pm
Krewe of Titans, following Krewe of Hyacinthians

Friday, February 24, 2017
Krewe of Aphrodite @ 6:30pm

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Krewe of Mardi Gras @ 6:30pm

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Krewe of Terreanians @ 12:30pm
Krewe of Montegut @ 2:00pm

Monday, February 27, 2017
Krewe of Cleopatra @ 6:30pm

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Krewe of Houmas @ 11:00am
Krewe of Kajuns following Houmas
Krewe of Bonne Terre @ 4:00pm

Mardi Gras is French for ‘Fat Tuesday.’ The celebration gets its name because many Catholic observers of Lent would typically eat up all the traditionally-rich foods in the house (bacon, butter, eggs and fatty meats) on the Tuesday before the start of fasting and sacrifice during Lent. This tradition has evolved over the years to include not only great food, but also a full on celebration with colorful floats, lavish costumes, marching bands, masked balls, king cake, costumed revelers and beads. Lots of beads! The bead-throwing tradition dates all the way back to the 1840s. Decades ago, the beads thrown from floats were made from glass and imported from Czechoslovakia. Glass beads are still thrown from time to time during Mardi Gras and they are highly coveted by parade goers.






Future Mardi Gras Dates:
2017 - February 28
2018 - February 13
2019 - March 5
2020 - February 25

Courtyard by Marriott

142 Library Drive
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 223-8996

144 spacious guest rooms which include 41 Bay suites. Outdoor pool and whirlpool. Indoor pool and whirlpool. Exercise room. The Bistro serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cocktail lounge. Room service. Complimentary parking. The Market, a 24-hour selff service pantry. 5,000 squ. ft. of meeting space. State-of-the-art audio visual.

Mardi Gras Rates:

$109/$129 for Mardi Gras.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Houma

142 Citiplace Dr

Houma, LA 70360

(985) 262-0145

Featuring all-suite accommodations this Homewood Suites hotel brings you the comforts of home and the convenience of the office. Our suites include a full kitchen, hot full breakfast daily, evening dinner and drinks Monday - Thursday, business center and high-speed internet access to keep you comfortable and connected.

Mardi Gras Rates:

$189.00 (1 Night)
$159.00 (2 Nights)
$139.00 (3-4 Nights)
$104.00 (5 Nights)

Microtel Inn & Suites

1801 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 223-9910

Room amenities include free local and long distance calls; free high-speed wireless; microwaves and refrigerators; free continental breakfast; exercise room; guest laundry; outdoor swimming pool.

Mardi Gras Rates:

Single: $79
Double: $89
Suite: $99

Plantation Inn

1381 West Tunnel Boulevard
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 868-0500

Fun, charming, unique full-service hotel with restaurant. Lounge, six banquet rooms, heated pool. Original stained glasss murals add enchantment - a must see.

Mardi Gras Rates:

$69.95 plus tax. This is for either a king or a double, up to four people.

Ramada Inn

1400 West Tunnel Boulevard
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 879-4871

Features include 152 renovated rooms, Spahr’s Seafood restaurant & lounge, 2400 square feet of banquet & meeting space, Wi-Fi, business center, fitness center, outdoor Olympic-size pool, & on-site laundry centrally located near everything.

Mardi Gras Rates:

$85 per room plus tax on the following nights

Wingate by Wyndham

1835 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 872-4436

The Wingate is built for business and leisure travelers. Do business on your own terms.

Mardi Gras Rates:

$108.99 ... We still have our special up Stay 2 Nights save 15% and Stay 3 Nights save 20%