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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 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!

Want More Parades? We Got 'Em!

Miss Mardi Gras? Awwwwww. Lucky for you, parades will be rolling in the Big Easy for St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day, and you'll get another chance to see Mardi Gras Indians doing their thing on Super Sunday. Check ou… Read More

Throw Me Something, Bunny!

Throw Me Something, Bunny!

Easter Parades for Families in the French Quarter If you love Mardi Gras-style parades (and who doesn't), head down to the Vieux Carré on Sunday, March 31, for two Easter Parades the whole family can enjoy. Here's what'… 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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