Tours, attractions, museums, bars and music clubs. Plus Mardi Gras Indians and architecture tours.
Once hard to find, in recent years Mardi Gras Indian tribes have become a must-see, especially on Super Sunday (March 19), when they parade their feathered and beaded finery around the Central City neighborhood. Outfitted in colorful, hand-stitched creations that can weigh 100-plus pounds, tribe members strut and preen through the streets, battling it out to see who is “prettiest.” The procession begins at 1 pm at A.L. Davis Park (Washington Avenue and LaSalle Street), unless the forecast calls for rain. Missed the big show? Elaborate Mardi Gras Indian suits are on view year-round at the Backstreet Cultural Museum (p. 45) and the House of Dance & Feathers (1317 Tupelo St., 504.957.2678).