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Mardi Gras New Orleans


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 – 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 2024 is Tuesday, February 13. We're counting down the minutes.

Mardi Gras Photo Contest Mardi Gras Photo Contest 

Submit your amazing photos to our 14th 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 Parade Schedule 

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

What’s New

Three New Parades Will Roll in Jefferson Parish

Three New Parades Will Roll in Jefferson Parish

Mardi Gras is filled with history but there’s always something new to experience as well. For instance, in 2024, three new parades will roll in Jefferson Parish on the West Bank and one on the East. We thought we’d throw you a l… Read More

2nd Annual Children’s Hospital Holiday Parade Will Roll Dec. 2

2nd Annual Children’s Hospital Holiday Parade Will Roll Dec. 2

Be There With Jingle Bells On! The 2nd Annual Children’s Hospital New Orleans Holiday Parade will take place Saturday, December 2 starting at 11 a.m. The festive procession will include 30 floats from Kern Studios, including holida… 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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