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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

A Mardi Gras Indian Summer

A Mardi Gras Indian Summer

A Summer of Second-Line Send-Offs: New Orleans Says Goodbye to Leah Chase, Dr. John, Dave Bartholomew, and Art Neville. Mardi Gras Indians at Art Neville's first second line outside Tipitina's. Photo by Kathy Hirsch. … Read More

The Original Krewe of Orpheus Takes 2020 Off

The Original Krewe of Orpheus Takes 2020 Off

Mandeville’s Original Krewe of Orpheus, not to be confused with Harry Connick Jr.’s Krewe of Orpheus, has announced that it will not roll during Mardi Gras 2020, but will instead suspend activities for one year to rebuild its me… 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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