(The Last Parade)
On the third Sunday in March, which sometimes falls the same weekend as St. Patrick’s Day, New Orleans celebrates Super Sunday.
The Mardi Gras Indians gather at A.L. Davis Park, at the corner of LaSalle Street and Washington Avenue, before proceeding along LaSalle, left on MLK Boulevard, left on Claiborne, left on Washington and ending back at the park where it all began.
The Super Sunday parade traditionally starts about noon, finishing around 2:30.
There are two approaches – tackle the schedule and find the bands you think you will most love, or just wander around and surprise yourself.
Woldenberg Park is where most of the big stages are, as well as the food and drink vendors. When you enter this area they will check your bags and prohibit you from bringing in your own drinks.
Check out the smaller stages scattered throughout the French Quarter (especially around the French Market). The smaller stages at the Old U.S. Mint are some of the best places to people watch.
Join the crowd on the grass in front of the stage, or throw a chair on Decatur Street and watch from the sidelines. You can also grab a table at one of the restaurants on the street and enjoy some fine food and a show.
Get the FQF app. For $0.99, you can have access to all the stage and food listings at the festival.