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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 March for "The Greatest Free Show on Earth."

Mardi Gras 2022 is Tuesday, March 1. 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 Parade Schedule 

Check out this years lineup for Mardi Gras parades and krewes.

What’s New

Boo Is Back! The 2021 Krewe of Boo Parade

Boo Is Back! The 2021 Krewe of Boo Parade

  Since 2007, the Krewe of Boo has been the official Halloween Parade in New Orleans. The parade will roll at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021, with Mardi Gras-style floats constructed by Kern Studios – America&rsqu… Read More

Krewes Give Back After Ida

Krewes Give Back After Ida

Mardi Gras Is About More than Throwing Beads. It’s About Giving Back. The Covid-19 pandemic may have stopped Mardi Gras parades from rolling in 2021 but not it–or Hurricane Ida–can stop the krewes from giving back t… 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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