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Mardi Gras New Orleans

 
 THE PARTY STARTS HERE!

What is a Mardi Gras Indian? Where are the best places for families to enjoy the fun? Are there still hotel rooms available? Which krewes have the best throws? What are the chances of catching a Zulu coconut?

You'll find the answers to all these questions and more right here at MardiGrasNewOrleans.com – your catch-all for everything Carnival. Don your purple, green and gold and join us in New Orleans this March for "The Greatest Free Show on Earth."

Mardi Gras 2022 is Tuesday, March 1. We're counting down the minutes.

Mardi Gras Photo Contest Mardi Gras Photo Contest 

Submit your amazing photos to our 12th annual Show Us Your Mardi Gras Pics! Photo Contest! Winners will receive bragging rights and some great prizes!

video icon Parade Videos & Much More! 

Here you can enjoy some of our favorite video clips from Mardi Gras, including celebrity interviews and the Zulu parade.

Calendar icon Parade Schedule 

We will update you if any of the surrounding parishes will hold any Mardi Gras parades. The New Orleans parades have been canceled.

What’s New

Mardi Gras 2021: A Year of New Traditions

Mardi Gras 2021: A Year of New Traditions

Floats in the Oaks photo courtesy of Missy Fields Dalton Mardi Gras 2021 will go down in history as the year New Orleanians came together and turned a sow’s ear into a paper mache purse…and shoe…and giant octopus.… Read More

What's that on your forehead? Ash Wednesday in NOLA

What's that on your forehead? Ash Wednesday in NOLA

Mardi Gras 2021 is in the history books and, this morning, icy roads or not, many are going out to get their ashes on Ash Wednesday.    Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, is also known as Shrove Tuesday, from the English t… Read More

Keep the party going, check out St. Patrick’s day parade  

Can’t make it for Mardi Gras?

It’s always Carnival Time at Mardi Gras World, where you can see float makers at work, try on costumes, discover fascinating history – even sample king cake!

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