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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 another 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 

Check out this years contest winners!

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.

What’s New

Bacchus Goes Virtual!

Bacchus Goes Virtual!

If Macy’s can do it on Thanksgiving, why can’t Bacchus? On November 23, The Krewe of Bacchus announced that its 2021 parade will be virtual. Bacchus is introducing a new "Throw Me Something Bacchus!" mobile app that will brin… Read More

The Mardi Gras That Almost Wasn't

The Mardi Gras That Almost Wasn't

Crisis is no stranger to New Orleans. We survived Katrina and we'll survive Covid-19, too. Here's a peek back at the first Mardi Gras after Katrina... After Hurricane Katrina decided to make New Orleans her 2005 vacation destinat… 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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