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 @ 12:00 pm
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

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: $99.00 king  or  $109.00 Doubles and Suites

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.

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