Blake Hotel New Orleans, BW Premier CollectionNew Orleans, LA, United States

2020 Mardi Gras Balcony and Viewing Stands

By Blake Hotel New Orleans (other events)

Fri, Feb 14 2020 11:00 AM Sun, Feb 23 2020 11:30 PM

The Blake Hotel New Orleans is located on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Poydras where all of the New Orleans Mardi Gras parades pass. Our property has a huge balcony on the second floor that has a great view of every parade. We also will have viewing stands in front of the hotel to be on the street and up close to all the action. We would love to have you, your friends and family celebrating Mardi Gras with us!

The Blake Hotel New Orleans is selling Mardi Gras balcony passes for February 14,15,16, 19, 20 and 21st for balcony access only.  Balcony tickets are per person per day plus tax and fees and you will have in and out access to the balcony and our indoor restrooms. Guests are allowed on the balcony at the parade start time and the balcony will close after the last float passes.

The Blake Hotel New Orleans is also offering balcony passes to the public for the Saturday and Sunday of Mardi Gras for all-day Endymion Saturday (February 22) or all-day Bacchus Sunday (February 23), per person per day plus tax and fees.  The balcony tickets for all-day Endymion Saturday or all-day Bacchus Sunday will include an open premium bar, catered food (lunch and dinner), and indoor restrooms!

Endymion will still pass in front of the Blake Hotel this year. They will start at City Park and Orleans Avenue before:

Proceed down Orleans Avenue
Right on North Carrollton Avenue
Left on Canal Street
Right on Elk Place
Continue onto Loyola Avenue
Left on Poydras Street
Right on St. Charles Avenue
Left on Julia Street
Right on Convention Center Boulevard
END: Convention Center

Food will be served for balcony access for Saturday, February 22nd or Sunday, February 23rd only:

Saturday, Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner 6-9pm

Sunday, Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner 6-9pm

The Blake Hotel New Orleans is also selling Mardi Gras Viewing Stand Tickets to the public to watch all the parades and marching bands from in front of the hotel.  Viewing Stands include admission to the stands and exterior restrooms. Viewing stand tickets do not allow access to the hotel or the lobby restrooms. Only wristbanded Hotel Guest will have access to the hotel. 

Guests are allowed on the balcony and viewing stands at the parade start time and the balcony and viewing stand will close after the last float passes. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets purchased are nonrefundable (rain or shine) and required for access to the viewing stands or balcony, regardless of age. 

Wristbands will be distributed at the Blake Hotel 30 minutes before the balcony opens at the door on the day of the event. Please bring copy tickets to the event (paper or on mobile).

Please contact the Blake Hotel if you have any questions at 504-522-9000 or [email protected].


Nonrefundable (Rain or Shine), Barcode ticket required for entrance (paper or mobile). Please check-in at the Mardi Gras table in the Blake Hotel lobby, 500 St. Charles Avenue.  Check-in will begin at the first parade start time. 


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