Here at Lamarque Ford, we love our city and of course, we LOVE Mardi Gras. Let’s take a step away from talking about automobiles for a minute and talk about the most wonderful time of the year! Here are five tips for celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans and making the most of it.
If you have shown up to a Mardi Gras parade late, you know that it’s stressful. The crowds can be so out of control, you may end up not even having a good view of the parade. Arriving early to the parade will ensure that you get a great spot and avoid the huge crowds.
Stake a Spot That’s Appropriate
Keep in mind that if you are arriving with children, you might want to look for specific kid-friendly spots. You may also want to make sure that you are close to a restroom or porta potty. Another bit of advice is to bring hand sanitizer and any other additional toiletries in case there are none available in the restrooms.
Make Sure You Get the Best Show
Highly populated areas will be where the bands will give their best performances and where the most beads, cups, doubloons, stuffed animals, etc. are thrown!
Rent a Bike
Getting around during Mardi Gras in a car is tough. You may not want to deal with the limited parking, crazy traffic, or possibility of running into a parade route. Blue Bike offers bikes for short term rentals and long term rentals. Aside from blue bike, there are plenty of other bike rental companies around the city.
Be Safe and Behave!
Did you know that if you are arrested during Mardi Gras, you won’t get released until Ash Wednesday? Ronnie Lamarque wants you to BEHAVE this Mardi Gras season and represent our great city the right way.
We hope that everyone has a wonderful Mardi Gras and we look forward to having a great time. Happy Mardi Gras from Lamarque Ford!