My husband and I are taking our first trip to NOLA from 2/4-2/8. One of the things I am most excited about, is going to a few of the parades. I picked this time because I read on here it was "Mardi Gras Light", and that is much more my husband's style. Looking at the parade schedule there does not seem to be very many in those 4 full days we are there, however, I just had an acquaintance visit and saw on her Facebook posts that she ran across several parades while she was there(in September). Is this just the norm? Are there parades all the time and the Mardi Gras ones are just extra special. Should I switch my reservation to Mon-Friday to catch the Thursday parades (it would cost me minimal to do so)? Any other hints or must do's you can offer a first timer? Thanks so much. We are staying at the French Market Inn.