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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 February for "The Greatest Free Show on Earth."

Mardi Gras 2023 is Tuesday, February 21. We're counting down the minutes.

Mardi Gras Photo Contest Mardi Gras Photo Contest 

Submit your amazing photos to our 13th 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 

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

What’s New

Will Parade Routes Go Back to Normal in 2023?

Will Parade Routes Go Back to Normal in 2023?

While the next Mardi Gras isn’t until February 21, 2023, krewe leaders in the city have a big question: Will their parades will be shortened as they were in 2022 or will they go back to their traditional lengths and routes? Apparently… Read More

Mardi Gras Day is Every Day at Mardi Gras World

Mardi Gras Day is Every Day at Mardi Gras World

In New Orleans, we make history. We make music. We make gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice. We make art. And we make Mardi Gras floats. At Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World just up Tchoupitoulas Street from the Convention Center, vi… 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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