Mardi gras iconography on a dark bacgkround. Iconography includes beads, saxophones, masks, and crowns

WideOrbit is excited to celebrate Mardi Gras with you! 

Below you’ll find FAQs and the Itinerary for our upcoming trip to New Orleans. We’ll continue to fine tune the details as more information becomes available.  

Feel free to reach out to events@wideorbit.com if you have any questions.  

As they say in the Big Easy, “Let the good times roll!” 

FAQs

What to do I need to do to prepare for travel? 

Please book your flights as soon as you’re able to, and complete the Travel Details Form so we can plan accordingly. When booking your travel, please note that we’ll formally kick off with dinner at around 6 PM on the first evening. We recommend landing by approximately 3 PM, so you have time to check in at Maison de la Luz, unwind and relax before we head out for dinner as a group.  

Next, please complete the Travel Details Form and email events@wideorbit.com with your headshot and bio (for the attendee welcome packet). 

Tell me about the Krewe of Tucks Parade! 

You will be riding on floats in the Krewe of Tucks Parade on Saturday, February 18. Krewe of Tucks is a 55-year-old organization with 2,100 members that take part in Mardi Gras each year. The only directive from Krewe of Tucks is that you enjoy yourself and put on a magnificent show for the crowd. Beads and trinkets (throws) are provided by WideOrbit and will be readily available for you on the floats. Costumes will be provided as well. Beverages and lunch on the floats will also be provided by WideOrbit. 

What should I pack?

We suggest wearing layers, as temperatures can fluctuate between 48 and 65 degrees in February. There will be a lot of standing and walking throughout parade day, so be sure to pack a comfortable pair of shoes. WideOrbit totes are provided for your use during the parade.

Dinners will be provided by WideOrbit on the nights of Friday, February 17, and Saturday, February 18, at Clancy’s Restaurant and Antoine’s Restaurant, both of whom have dress code requirements.

  • Clancy’s – Sports coat and slacks are suggested for men, business casual for women.
  • Antoine’s – Business casual with a collared shirt for men, business casual for women.

What should I wear to the parade? 

This year’s Krewe of Tucks float theme is “Robin Hood”. Men will be dressed as friars, and women as Robin Hood. WideOrbit will provide you with a costume. Please provide your size information by completing the Additional Details Questionnaire

Accommodations – Where will we stay?  

WideOrbit has booked a room for you at Maison de la Luz. Your room confirmation number will be sent to you in a calendar invite, coming from events@wideorbit.com. Maison de la Luz is within walking distance of the French Quarter and many amazing restaurants, bars, and historic sites. 

Transportation – How will we get around town? 

We recommend taking a taxi, Uber, or Lyft from the airport to Maison de la Luz. Maison de la Luz is central to many of the activities that will be taking place during our stay. Some activities will be within walking distance and WideOrbit will provide transportation for others. 

Itinerary

Below is a high-level literary for the weekend. As we get closer to the event, we’ll share individualized agendas with each of you via email.  

Friday, February 17: Welcome 

Saturday, February 18: Parade Day – Krewe of Tucks

Note: Float positions have not yet been determined, so times may fluctuate slightly. 

  • 11 AM: Depart as a group from the hotel lobby for Krewe of Tucks 
    • Food, games, and fun until our float is ready to move 
  • 3:30 – 5 PM: Parade ends. The group will take the 10-minute walk back to the hotel 
  • 6:45 PM: Depart as a group from the hotel lobby for dinner at Antoine’s Restaurant 

Sunday, February 19: Farewells 

  • 12 PM: Hotel check-out 

Please check back soon, as we’ll continue to update this page as details develop. We’ll also be providing additional updates via email as Mardi Gras approaches. Feel free to reach out to events@wideorbit.com if you have any questions.

Laissez les bons temps rouler