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This Weekend in New Orleans: Kanaval Ball, Cleopatra, Ohm Lounge Re-Launch, & Pygmalion Fest

Weekend in New Orleans - Feb 13

We hope you’re ready to go parading and dancing New Orleans! It’s a big weekend full of parades, parties, Mardi Gras balls and much more. Make sure to wear your dancing shoes, and do some stretches the next day! 

On Thursday – Big Freedia hosts the Sirens of Salvage Mardi Gras Ball at the Music Box Village.

In addition to Valentine’s Day, Friday is a big parade day. The Krewe of Cork parades through the French Quarter at 3 pm. Then OshunCleopatra and Alla roll through Uptown starting at 6 pm. Finish your evening with the Kanaval Ball featuring Arcade Fire

But then we’re back on the parade routes for Saturday! Pontchartrain, Choctaw, Freret, Knights of Sparta and Pygmalion keep us rolling all day long.

Ease your way way back in to the work week with Barcadia’s Rockabilly brunch and the Krewe of Barkus on Sunday. 

Check out these & all our other picks from this weekend in New Orleans:


Want your event featured in a Weekend Guide? Send your event information and a photo to sierra@riverbeats.life 

Thursday 13

13feb9:00 pm11:59 pmTelefon Tel Aviv + Steve Hauschildt + Proud Father at Gasa Gasa

13feb7:00 pm11:00 pmSirens of Salvage Mardi Gras Ball featuring Big Freedia

Friday 14

14febAll Day15Family Gras

14feb6:00 pm10:45 pmKrewe of Cleopatra

14feb6:30 pm11:00 pmKrewe of Alla

14feb7:00 pm11:00 pmDermot Kennedy: Without Fear Tour

14feb7:00 pm11:00 pmKanaval Ball ft. Arcade Fire & Preservation Hall Jazz Band

14feb8:00 pm11:00 pmWALLOWS - Nothing Happens Tour at House of Blues

Saturday 15

15feb1:00 pm5:00 pmKrewe of Pontchartrain

15feb9:00 pm11:59 amPygmalion Fest ft. T-Pain, Chromeo, Flow Tribe

15feb5:30 pm8:30 pmKnights of Sparta

15feb(feb 15)10:00 am16(feb 16)3:00 amThe Official Ohm Lounge Re-Launch Party

15feb(feb 15)10:00 pm16(feb 16)4:00 amEarthbound: Locals Gathering at Banks St. Bar

Sunday 16

16feb7:00 pm11:00 pmXavier Omar at the House of Blues

16feb11:00 am3:00 pmSunday Rockabilly Brunch @ Barcadia New Orleans

16feb2:00 pm6:00 pmKrewe of Barkus

Featured Photo: Krewe du Kanaval

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