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Viator Exclusive: Mardi Gras Parade Premium Viewing Stands

Treat yourself to a fantastic view of the merry madness of New Orleans' Mardi Gras from a private viewing stand along a parade route. With this Viator Exclusive, you get up-close views of all the action from a large balcony. The viewing stands also include private access to portable restrooms and plenty of food and beverage options nearby (additional fee). Upgrade to savor a gourmet buffet full of New Orleans specialties during the Fat Tuesday parade on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016.

Book now and get your choice from four prime parade days occurring Saturday, February 6, 2016, through Tuesday, February 9, 2016.


  • A Viator Exclusive with insider access to private, elevated viewing stands for top New Orleans Mardi Gras parades
  • Enjoy a premium location above the crowded streets on your selected parade route
  • Admire spectacular floats by New Orleans' many krewes from the family-friendly viewing area
  • Upgrade to indulge in a gourmet buffet on Fat Tuesday
  • See Mardi Gras like a New Orleans insider with this Viator Exclusive available nowhere else!

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Viator Exclusive: Mardi Gras Parade Premium Viewing Stands

Mardi Gras Crowd

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is grander than ever, and you won't miss a moment from your parade-viewing spot with this Viator Exclusive.

The elevated viewing areas are standing room only and first-come, first-served, so get there early to find your favorite vantage point. Regardless of your exact location, you'll see parades by some of New Orleans' most famous krewes, have access to clean private restrooms, indulge in plenty of food and drink options (own expense), and enjoy your personal space above the rowdy streets. Make sure to bring along a bag to store all the colorful beads that are tossed from the floats!

You have access to the stand for the entire duration of your selected parade. If you need a break from the action, take off and come back whenever you like. See Pricing for a list of parades to choose from February 6-9th, 2016.

If you are going to the Fat Tuesday parade on March 4, upgrade your experience to savor a gourmet buffet full of New Orleans specialties (see Sample Menu below).

Fat Tuesday (February 9th) Buffet Sample Menu

• Country scrambled eggs with fine herbs
• Poached eggs on Texas toast with ground Andouille cake
• Bacon, breakfast sausage, creamy southern grits
• Pain perdu with maple and cane syrups
• Skillet fried red potatoes with onion and peppers
• Eggs/omelets made to order
• Blintzes with fruit sauce
• Sliced fresh fruit and melon
• Assorted yogurts and cereals
• Assorted muffins, bagels, croissants
• King cake
• Coffee/decaf/teas/hot chocolate
• Assorted juices

Cold buffet:
• Mixed greens and lettuces salads
• Grilled marinated vegetables
• Potato salad
• Boiled shrimp and oysters shooters
• Display of assorted pates, terrines, and sausages

Hot Buffet:
• Carving station: smoked prime rib of beef au jus with creamy horseradish, mayo, mustard and rolls
• Gumbo du jour
• Chicken Creole with white rice
• Braised rabbit with pearl onion and mushrooms
• Grillades with yellow stone-ground grits
• Oyster Rockefeller
• Mixed seafood court bouillon
• Chicken étouffée and herb-drop biscuits
• Pasta jambalaya
• Caribbean roasted pork loin
• Baked mirliton and eggplant casserole
• Braised winter greens with smoked pork
• Country mashed potato with crème fraiche
• Rice pilaf and green peas

Dessert Buffet:
• Diced fresh fruits
• Assorted cakes and cheesecakes
• Apple, pecan and sweet potato pies
• Bread pudding
• King cake
• Assorted petit fours
• Brownies and blondies


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