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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 - 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 2025 is Tuesday, March 4. We're counting down the minutes.

Package deals Mardi Gras Packages 

Check out these packages offering an up-front view of passing parades, along with that delicious New Orleans food (not to mention bathroom privileges)!

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 

Check out this years lineup for Mardi Gras parades and krewes.

What's New

Want More Parades? We Got 'Em!

Explore New Orleans' Other Wild Side

June 1, 2024

It's more than 200 days until Mardi Gras 2023 but New Orleans is still wild! Until there will be humans reaching for beads again, there will be alligators grabbing for marshmallows (or a bit of ch… Read More

Want More Parades? We Got 'Em!

Metairie parades to return to traditional route in 2025!

March 22, 2024

All Mardi Gras parades in Metairie will roll on their traditional route in 2025! The Jefferson Parish Council announced this week that all Metairie parades will now head east on Veterans from Clearview and take the north loops on Severn and Bonnabel before ending at Martin Behrman.… 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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