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Mardi Gras New Orleans


Is Mardi Gras occuring this year? What is happening because of the pandemic? Should we still plan to visit? Will there be parades?

You can’t cancel Mardi Gras anymore than you can cancel Christmas or Easter It’s the parades that have been canceled .. not the holiday. Not the King Cakes. Not the Mardi Gras Music. Not the decorations. Just the huge gatherings.

The Spirit of Mardi Gras lives on in New Orleans year round and keeps us going during this pandemic. Parades have been cancelled in Orleans Parish in 2021, plans for other activities are in the works. When we know, you’ll be the first to know. LEARN MORE

Mardi Gras Photo Contest Mardi Gras Photo Contest 

Submit your amazing photos to our 11th 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 

We will update you if any of the surrounding parishes will hold any Mardi Gras parades. The New Orleans parades have been canceled.

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How To Celebrate Mardi Gras 2021

How To Celebrate Mardi Gras 2021

Don't let Mardi Gras go by without celebrating. Get in your fill of king cake and enjoy some of the activites below. New Orleans is under Phased Reopening Guidelines, but there are still many ways to celebrate: Krewe of Joan of Arc &… Read More

Start Snapping! Our Mardi Gras Photo Contest Is Still On!

Start Snapping! Our Mardi Gras Photo Contest Is Still On!

Last year's winner by Christine Dumouchel Enter Our Photo Contest for a Chance to Win A Stay in New Orleans! How are you going to celebrate Mardi Gras in 2021? We wanna see! Even without parades, the good times are going to roll… 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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