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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

Krewe of Alla and Legion of Mars Join Forces

Krewe of Alla and Legion of Mars Join Forces

FROM DECEMBER 5TH PRESS RELEASE: Joint Carnival parade to roll Friday, February 14, 2020 New Orleans, La. – Carnival clubs Krewe of Alla and Legion of Mars are partnering to honor our military and fi… Read More

Trombone Shorty Is Two Stories Tall!

Trombone Shorty Is Two Stories Tall!

The Krewe of Freret has named Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews as its official Grand Marshall. They are making plans for the first annual “Shorty Gras” concert ball at Mardi Gras World, which will feature a one-of-a-ki… 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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