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The 53rd Annual Greasing of the Poles

Come cheer on Go Gulf States collaborators, The Traveler Broads, who have been selected to compete against a few other NOLAlebrities in this year’s annual Greasing of the Poles! The 53rd annual Greasing of the Poles happens the Friday before Fat Tuesday at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least one hour prior to the event start. (It’s a popular event!)

The hotel originated the greasing of the building’s support poles as a practical means to deter overzealous revelers from shimmying up to the hotel’s coveted balcony space. Now considered the official kickoff of Mardi Gras weekend in the French Quarter, the Greasing of the Poles has become a time-honored carnival tradition. For the latest info, follow @royalsonestaNO on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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Royal Sonesta New Orleans
300 Bourbon ST
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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504-586-0300
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