Have a ball. This is the official proclamation and beginning of Mardi Gras. Below are the dates for Mardi Gras in the new century…. Hundreds of people in colorful, elaborate and very flamboyant costumes compete for top honors each year for what are now known as the Bourbon Street Awards on Mardi Gras Day. Guests are a 5-minute walk from Jackson Square. Monthly Newsletter. It won't be after your first drink on Bourbon Street!
Streets to Visit.
Traditional Foods. If you miss the balls, be sure to catch some of the best costumes at the Bourbon Street Awards on Fat Tuesday at noon, at the corner of Dauphine and St. Take a walk. Meeting Planners.
Many people believe that Mardi Gras is a single day of celebration.