Welcome to Pardi Gras New Orleans!
A Pre-Mardi Gras Party For Jimmy Buffett Fans
Things get a little crazy at the Tropical Isle for Pardi Gras.
All photos by JerryDiaz.com
For those who just can't wait for Mardi Gras, there's Pardi Gras.
A multi-day festival in January, it includes a pub crawl, Jimmy Buffett-style bands and a tropical-attired crowd that just can't seem to get enough bar time. The site: New Orleans. Of course.
The 2012 event was Jan. 12-15. Yes, that's right after the Alabama-LSU BCS National Championship game. Talk about a party! And the 2013 event is Jan. 17-20.
Regular stops include Margaritaville Cafe, the Tropical Isle and Papa Joe's Beach Club. Parrothead clubs from across the country are part of the participants. There are people from 20+ states. Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville even have live broadcasts on Friday and Saturday nights. Combine this with the usual revelry of New Orleans and you've got a PARDI!
The main events are:
• The Pardi Gras Bourbon Street pub crawl, Jan. 18, 5-6 p.m.
• The crowning of the Pardi-Gras Queen and King, Jan. 18 at Topical Isle #2, Broubon at Orleans, 7:45 p.m.
• Parti Gras Parade, Jan. 18, Bourbon Street, 8-9 p.m.
• Bourbon Street Block Party. Jan. 19, 700 block of Bourbon Street, Noon-5:30 p.m.
For more information, photos and to take part in this revelry, visit the event's official website, www.Pardi-Gras.com.
One of the (many) highlights is a parade down Bourbon Street.
Who could pass on checking out her pass?
She passes, definitely.
The Tropical Isle is crazy anyway, then mix in these Parrotheads...
Bring on Bourbon Street – time for a pub crawl!
Parrotheads party for Pardi Gras on the streets where Buffett got his start.
You know things get crazy when this happens at Cafe Du Monde.
Performing Artist Eric Stone: www.BoatSongs.com.
Performing Artist Jerry Diaz: www.JerryDiaz.com.