The Roaring 2020s Start With LSU vs. Clemson & Pardi Gras
The Big Easy goes big to open the Roaring 2020s with two major party events in January that may have some calling for their own Prohibition for a few days afterward.
The College Football Playoffs are Monday, Jan 13 – with LSU playing in it, no less – followed the next weekend by the Jimmy Buffett Parrothead party called Pardi Gras.
With these two back-to-back events, New Orleans is THE place to party in January. Here’s a rundown of each.
National Championship – LSU vs. Clemson
You could not script this any better if you tried. LSU, having a dream season, is playing for what was previously an unfathomable thought, a National Championship with Ed Orgeron as coach. LSU fans love to party and being able to do so for a title and in New Orleans, well, let’s just say the town is going to rock like it’s Mardi Gras.
LSU’s opponent is Clemson, which will step up its party game with its fun fans. Oh my, the Big Easy is going to be a big party starting on Friday when fans start to arrive in town.
Pardi Gras 2020
Right on the heels of the championship game – and don’t be surprised if a few straggling fans are still wondering around Bourbon Street – comes in the party-hearty Partotheads. They are taking part in the annual Pardi Gras, a multi-day event involving a block party, a pub crawl and lots of drinking in Bourbon Street bars to Jimmy Buffett music.
Upcoming New Orleans Top Party Events For 2020
• Mardi Gras – The biggest party of the year in NOLA, and it goes for two weekends, starting on Friday, Feb. 14. Fat Tuesday is Feb. 24.
• French Quarter Festival – April 16-19. Free event with bands set up on stages throughout the Quarter. It’s good warmup to Jazzfest and locals love it.
• The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (JazzFest) – One of the top annual events here and the 2020 dates are April 23-May 3. Link: New Orleans JazzFest 2020 The Essential Survival Guide