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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.

Mardi Gras Photo Contest Mardi Gras Photo Contest 

Submit your amazing photos to our 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 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

Enter Our Mardi Gras Photo Contest NOW!

Enter Our Mardi Gras Photo Contest NOW!

Share your Mardi Gras Memories and you could win a free stay in New Orleans!  2019 contest entry by Erin S. We will be taking photo entries into our 10th Annual "Show Us Your Mardi Gras Pics" Photo Contest through Friday… Read More

2020 Theme & Throw Updates: What's New With Your Favorite Krewes?

2020 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 2020 themes, throws and celebrity monarchs and riders, we'll post that information here. For krewe history and more infor… 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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