GRETNA, La. (WGNO)— Mardi Gras season is finally here!

The City of Gretna kicks off the season with many different events scheduled throughout February.

Below is a schedule of events to experience along Huey P. Long Avenue:

  • A Toast to Mardi Gras in Gretna
  • Wednesday, February 9, 6:30 PM
  • Enjoy a stroll along Huey P. Long Ave, stopping at each participating restaurant/bar for a
  • signature drink in your official Parade the Huey glass.
  • Keep this glass for use throughout the month of February for drink specials at participating Gretna businesses.
  • Bubbles on Parade
  • Wednesday, February 9 – Monday, February 14
  • Bring your own picnic/drinks and enjoy the lights from inside a personal bubble tent on the Huey P. Long median.
  • Accommodates parties of up to 6 per tent. Call tourism office for pricing, times & availability-504.363.1580.
  • G-REDI King Cake Social
  • Coordinated with GEDA
  • Thursday, February 10, 5:30 PM
  • Sample delicious king cakes from area bakeries and vote for your favorite. $5 admission.
  • Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts, 4th Street & Huey P. Long Avenue
  • Parade the Huey
  • Friday, February 11, 6:00 PM
  • Gretna Krewe of House Floats drive-by viewing on Huey P. Long and neighboring streets.
  • 2022 Theme – Hansel & Gretna: A Grimm Fairytale
  • Gretna residents are encouraged to participate by decorating their porches/yards
  • in purple, green, and gold, and handing out beads to the passing cars.
  • Go to www.gretnala.com/MardiGras for the link to register your Gretna home.
  • Also, enjoy the Mardi Gras decorations and oaks lit along the Huey P. Long median –
  • 10th Street to the river through Mardi Gras.
  • Gretna Farmers’ Market “Magic Ladle” 8th Annual Soup Cook-off
  • Saturday, February 12, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
  • For $5.00, sample all the tasty team entries and vote on your favorite. Awards presented at 1:00 PM.
  • Gretna Market Place, Huey P. Long Avenue between 3rd & 4th Streets
  • Krewe of Kuties Parade
  • Saturday, February 12, 2:00 PM
  • Bring the little ones to this children’s parade that circles Huey P. Long Avenue from 2nd to 10th to 3rd Streets.
  • Love Is in the Air Concert
  • Saturday, February 12, 7:00 PM
  • Glenn Boyd sings Lionel Richie’s greatest love ballads and hits.
  • Tickets available through Eventbrite at www.GretnaCCA.com.
  • Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts, 4th Street & Huey P. Long Avenue
  • Grela Celebrates Lundi Gras 2022
  • Sponsored by GEDA
  • Monday, February 28, 6:00-10:00 PM
  • Bring the family and come “Party on the Huey” at this annual event. Band to be announced.
  • Gretna Market Place, Huey P. Long Avenue between 3rd & 4th Streets