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Mardi Gras New Orleans

 
 THE PARADE 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 2020 is Tuesday, February 25. 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 2020 Parade Schedule 

Information and interactive routes for each parade. For family-friendly fun try Family Gras, a FREE celebration of carnival in Metairie with outdoor concerts.

What’s New

Boo Dat! The 2019 Krewe of Boo Parade

Boo Dat! The 2019 Krewe of Boo Parade

Throw Me Something, Monsta! Since 2007, the Krewe of Boo has been the official Halloween Parade in New Orleans. This year the parade rolls at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019, with Mardi Gras-style floats constructed by Kern S… Read More

ALLA Gets Its Wish! New Date for 2020

ALLA Gets Its Wish! New Date for 2020

ALLA to Roll on Valentine's Day  Valentine's Day will be extra sweet in 2020. According to ALLA President and Assistant Captain Adam Strickland, The Krewe of ALLA 's wish to be moved from Sunday afternoon to the first Fr… 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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