Insider's Look at Upcoming New Orleans Attractions - 2016
New Orleans is renowned for a variety of unique cultural quirks, from culinary creations and signature jazz music to iconic architecture and countless festivals for every taste. But perhaps most of all, New Orleans is famous for the biggest party of the year – Mardi Gras!
Each year, dozens of parades roll through the city’s neighborhoods, from downtown and the Central Business District to St. Charles Avenue and Uptown. This year is no different with parades beginning on Wednesday, January 6 and continuing until Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday), February 9.
Whether marveling at the floats on Canal Street or catching beads from a balcony on Bourbon Street, there’s no shortage of Mardi Gras magic in the Big Easy, and Windsor Court’s acclaimed lounges offer visitors the perfect pre- or post-parade rendezvous location.
Watch the parades roll by the back side of the hotel, and then stop into Cocktail Bar or Polo Club Lounge to catch a glimpse of the impressive live music lineup, headlined by New Orleans’ songbird Robin Barnes, while sipping classic cocktails and enjoying a savory or sweet selection from the menu of snacks, small plates and desserts.
Mardi Gras is early this year, so if you can’t make it to town in time to catch the parades, consider scheduling your visit on Easter weekend, March 25-28. Create lifelong memories with family and friends during Easter egg hunts, lavish brunches and festive French Quarter parades. Don’t forget to book your Easter Sunday reservation at The Grill Room at Windsor Court, where you can savor a sumptuous four-course feast from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Finally, if music is what feeds your soul, then don’t miss the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 22-May 1. Be a part of that number as more than 400,000 visitors from around the world converge in New Orleans to celebrate Louisiana music and culture. In addition to a stellar lineup of local, national and international musicians, the festival is also revered for its signature array of local cuisine and traditional and contemporary artisans.
Reserve your room at Windsor Court today!