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Purchase Viewing Stands or Balcony Tickets Here 

Alternative Mardi Gras Parking (Valet unavailable on parade days)

The Blake Hotel New Orleans is located on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Poydras where the New Orleans Mardi Gras parades pass. Our property has a huge balcony on the second floor that has a great view of every parade. We also will have viewing stands in front of the hotel that allows you to be up close and personal to all the action.

Our Cafe at the Square restaurant will offer a variety of food and drinks available to purchase to enhance your viewing experience. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options are also available dining at the Cafe at the Square.


Watch the uptown Mardi Gras parades directly in front of the Blake Hotel New Orleans. Stay in the heart of the action during Carnival season and have a place to rest and relax right on the parade route. Access to the hotel will be limited to registered guests during Carnival. Guest rooms are limited to a maximum of 4 people per room and wristbands will be issued upon check-in to the hotel to be worn during your stay.

As your hotel of choice, we hope to deliver a front-row experience to all that Mardi Gras has to offer.

We would love to have you, your friends, and your family celebrating Mardi Gras with us!

Guests visiting during Mardi Gras can download our FAQ to learn more about hotel procedures for the viewing stands and balcony tickets.


2023 Carnival Parade Schedule


Friday, Feb. 10

Saturday, Feb. 11

Sunday, Feb. 12

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Thursday, Feb. 16

  • Knights of Babylon (5:30 p.m. Uptown)
  • Knights of Chaos (Follows Knights of Babylon)
  • Krewe of Muses (Follows Knights of Chaos)

Friday, Feb. 17

  • Krewe of Hermes (5:30 p.m. Uptown)
  • Krewe d'Etat (6:30 p.m. Uptown)
  • Krewe of Morpheus (7 p.m. Uptown)

Saturday, Feb. 18

Sunday, Feb. 19

Lundi Gras - Monday, Feb 20

Mardi Gras - Tuesday, Feb. 21

  • Krewe of Zulu (8 a.m. Uptown)
  • Krewe of Rex (10 a.m. Uptown)
  • Krewe of Elks Orleans (Follows Rex)
  • Krewe of Crescent City (Follows Krewe of Elks Orleans)