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Was America's First Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Mobile?

October 28, 2017 | Posted in: News
As New Orleans approaches the 300th anniversary of our founding in 1718, we thought it might be a good time to revisit the centuries-old argument, “Which came first: Mardi Gras in Mobile… » Read More


Boo Dat! The 2017 Krewe of Boo Parade.

October 1, 2017 | Posted in: News
Throw Me Something, Monsta! Since 2007, the Krewe of Boo has been the official Halloween Parade of New Orleans. Held on the Saturday night before Halloween weekend, the Mardi Gras-style pa… » Read More


No More Bro Show: The History of Female Krewes

September 12, 2017 | Posted in: News
For most of its illustrious history, Mardi Gras in New Orleans was a bro show. While women participated behind the scenes, all-male krewes meant just that – no women allowed. Then, … » Read More


The First All-Female Mardi Gras Parade

August 14, 2017 | Posted in: News
Brave Women with Beads “It’s undignified, women riding on floats. They do not belong.” – Man at the first Venus parade in 1941 On February 23, 1941, t… » Read More


Hail, Museum Month!

July 17, 2017 | Posted in: News
Five Mardi Gras Museum to Explore in August. A lot of work, money and love goes into “America’s Greatest Free Show” every year. The museums here celebrate Mardi Gras year… » Read More


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