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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

Lundi Gras 2023: The Good Times Roll on the River

Lundi Gras 2023: The Good Times Roll on the River

New Orleans always celebrates the start of the week with red beans & rice but, on the day before Mardi Gras, we take Mondays to a whole new level. Head down the Spanish Plaza/Woldenberg Park area on Monday, February 20th from 12 p.m. t… Read More

Enter Our 2023 Mardi Gras Photo Contest NOW!

Enter Our 2023 Mardi Gras Photo Contest NOW!

Share your Mardi Gras Memories and you could win a free stay in New Orleans!  We will be taking photo entries into our  Annual "Show Us Your Mardi Gras Pics" Photo Contest from Friday, January 6 through Tuesday, February 2… 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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