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.

2018 Houma Mardi Gras Parade Schedule:

Friday, February 2, 2018
Krewe of Hercules @ 6:00pm

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Krewe of Tee Caillou in Chauvin @ 12pm
Krewe of Aquarius @ 6:30pm

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Krewe of Hyacinthians @ 12:00pm

Krewe of Titans, following Krewe of Hyacinthians

Friday, February 9, 2018
Krewe of Aphrodite @ 6:30pm

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Krewe of Mardi Gras @ 6:30pm

Sunday, February 11, 2018
Krewe of Terreanians @ 12:30pm
Krewe of Montegut @ 2:00pm

Monday, February 12, 2018
Krewe of Cleopatra @ 6:30pm

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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:
2019 - March 5
2020 - February 25

Candlewood Suites Houma

737 Corporate Drive

Houma, LA 70360

(985) 274-4000

Extended-stay travelers play by different rules and need a hotel that understands their unique needs. Candlewood Suites Houma is designed from the ground up…just for you. While staying at our hotel's property in Houma, LA, guests feel at home thanks to great amenities, including free high-speed Internet access, a Fitness Center, an outdoor pool and fully equipped suites with full kitchens, room to spread out, space to work and space to relax, plus there’s shopping and dining within walking distance.

Mardi Gras Rates:

Mardi Gras Rate: $85 for King/Double Rooms or $129 for 2 room suite

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Comfort Inn

2120 Industrial Boulevard
Houma, LA 70364

(985) 223-8952

The Comfort Inn hotel is conveniently located next to Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center and Hospital. Amenities include free deluxe continental breakfast; free wireless high-speed internet access; free local calls; seasonal outdoor pool; public computer with internet access; in-room desks; access to copy and fax services.

Mardi Gras Rates:

$89.00 kings $95.00 Doubles and Suites

Fairfield Inn & Suites │ Houma Southeast

100 Picone Road 

Houma, Louisiana  70363


Uniquely situated in the heart of south Louisiana's Bayou Country, the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott® Houma Southeast is just a short drive away to the banks of the Mississippi River and the excitement of downtown New Orleans, Lafayette, or Baton Rouge. Our centrally-located Houma hotel is also just minutes from the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Regional Military Museum, and the closest hotel to the Houma-Terrebonne airport/Heliport. You'll find it easy to settle into our vibrant lobby, designed with you in mind to help you get the job done right. Start your day off right with our free HOT breakfast, now with more choices, plus fresh fruit and yogurt and many healthy items. You'll always find the courteous service you deserve, plus all the little things you expect from Fairfield Inn & Suites to help you get it done when you travel.

92 guest rooms and suites, Complimentary hot breakfast with healthy options, 700 square feet of meeting space, Fully-equipped Exercise Room, Outdoor seasonal pool, 42” LED televisions with HD channels, The Corner Market – a 24/7 self-service pantry, Full business center capabilities, Complimentary Evening Manager’s Reception every Monday and Thursday, Complimentary wired and wireless internet

Mardi Gras Rates:

Mardi Gras Rate: $79.00

Holiday Inn Houma

1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 601-4500

Full-service hotel. Microfridge, 32" LCD TVs, cordless phones in all rooms. Banquet and catering for 300 guests. Fitness room and guest laundry. WiF- in hotel.

Special weekend rate available for Geocachers. Enter code "GEO" when making your reservation.

Mardi Gras Rates:

Ask for the group block "CVB Mardi Gras" - $89 per night, which includes the delightful breakfast

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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:

$99 King (weekend nights); $106 King (Friday - Thursday)

Howard Johnson Houma

105 Lamar Street 
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 872-2627

Located one block from the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center. Amenities include free wireless high-speed internet, business center, swimming pool, microwave and refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, as well as the Rise and Dine Hot Breakfast. the Jacuzzi suite also features a wet bar.

Mardi Gras Rates:

$75 double, $85 single suite!

Stay 3 nights or more and receive 15% off.

La Quinta Inn & Suites

8189 Synergy Center Boulevard
Houma, LA 70360

(985) 879-1646

• In room microwave and mini fridge in all rooms
• A generous expanded breakfast which includes hot and cold favorites such as scrambled eggs/omelets/breakfast burritos, sausage links/patties or bacon/ham, biscuits and country gravy, three choices of cereal, flavored waffles, yogurt, danishes, muffins, fruit and much more.
• High Speed wireless internet system
• Full cable with HBO
• On site washer and drier
• Outdoor pool and hot tub (Open Seasonally)
• On site fitness and business center

Mardi Gras Rates:

CVB Mardi Gras set rate- $79 for all room types