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Gretna announces several events ahead of Mardi Gras

Six events leading up to Mardi Gras Day will take place between February 1 and February 20.

NEW ORLEANS — The City of Gretna has announced several events that will take place in town in advance of Mardi Gras Day.

A Toast to Mardi Gras in Gretna - Wednesday, February 1, 5:00 PM - A "Champagne Strut" along Huey P. Long Ave, stopping at each participating restaurant/bar for a signature drink in the official Parade the Huey glass, residents are invited to enter for a chance to be the King or Queen of Gretna’s Mardi Gras. $10 to register for the Strut, $15 to register for the Strut and the King or Queen entry. Advance registration begins on Monday, January 23, at the Gretna Welcome Center.

G-REDI King Cake Social - Thursday, February 2, 5:30 PM - King cakes from area bakeries will be sampled and and attendees can vote for their favorites. $10 admission. Gretna Marketplace, Huey P. Long Avenue at 3rd and 4th Streets. Attendance is limited. Advance ticket sales begin on Monday, January 23, at the Gretna Welcome Center.

Parade the Huey - Friday, February 3, 6:00 PM - A drive by viewing of the Gretna Krewe of House Floats on Huey P. Long Avenue and neighboring streets. Gretna residents are encouraged to participate by decorating their porches or yards in purple, green, and gold, and handing out beads to the passing cars.

Bubbles on Parade - Friday, February 3 to Sunday, February 12 - Residents can picnic inside a personal bubble tent under the purple, green and gold-draped oaks along the Huey P. Long Avenue median between 6th and 9th Streets. Parties of up to 6 or 8 can be accommodated per tent, Friday's through Sunday's. Contact the tourism office for information regarding pricing, times & availability at 504-363-1580

Krewe of Kuties Parade - Saturday, February 4, 2:00 PM - Children’s parade that circles Huey P. Long Avenue from 2nd to 10th to 3rd Streets. 

Grela Celebrates Lundi Gras 2023 -  Monday, February 20, 6:00-10:00 PM - A Lundi Gras celebration as part of the annual “Party on the Huey” event. Performance from The Wiseguys. Gretna Marketplace, Huey P. Long Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets.

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