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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 March for "The Greatest Free Show on Earth."

Mardi Gras 2019 is Tuesday, March 5. We're counting down the minutes.

Mardi Gras Photo Contest Mardi Gras Photo Contest 

Submit your amazing photos to our 8th 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 2019 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

The Mardi Gras That Almost Wasn't

The Mardi Gras That Almost Wasn't

After Hurricane Katrina decided to make New Orleans her 2005 vacation destination, you’d think no one in the city would feel much like partying, let alone costuming and going to parades. Fortunately, that simply wasn’t the case.… Read More

2019 Theme & Throw Updates: What's New With Your Favorite Krewes?

2019 Theme & Throw Updates: What's New With Your Favorite Krewes?

Mardi Gras may be an ancient celebration but there's always some new to discover. As the krewes announce their 2019 themes, throws and celebrity monarchs and riders, we'll post that information here. Check back frequently for the ne… Read More

Keep the party going, check out St. Patrick’s day parade  

Can’t make it for Mardi Gras?

No worries! Starting in Winter 2019, the brand new Riverboat City of New Orleans will be offering a Mardi Gras Jazz Cruise year round. It's a jazz cruise with a Mardi Gras twist!

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