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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 

We will update you if any of the surrounding parishes will hold any Mardi Gras parades. The New Orleans parades have been canceled.

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Who Tossed the First Mardi Gras Throw?

Who Tossed the First Mardi Gras Throw?

We’ll give you a hint. He says, “Heaux. Heaux. Heaux.” According to Carnival historian Errol Laborde, the first reports of items being thrown as part of an official Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans came in the early… Read More

Dino House Photographer Takes Home Top Prize

Dino House Photographer Takes Home Top Prize

And The Winners Are... All the votes have been tallied and the winner of the 2021 "Show Us Your Pics" Mardi Gras Photo Contest is Anne from Slidell, Louisiana, for "Dino House!" Anne has won our Grand Prize, a stay at Hotel Prov… 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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