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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

Just Boo It!  The 2023 Krewe of Boo Parade

Just Boo It! The 2023 Krewe of Boo Parade

  Since 2007, the Krewe of Boo has been the official Halloween Parade in New Orleans. The parade will roll at sunset on Saturday, October 21, 2023, through the French Quarter to the Warehouse District with Mardi Gras-style float… Read More

Somefin Fun for September: Mermaid Parade

Somefin Fun for September: Mermaid Parade

  Think you need feet to parade? The 1st Annual Krewe du Fool's Mermaid Parade on Saturday, September 2nd at 6 p.m. is about to prove that notion wrong. The krewe, known for their annual parade on April Fool's Day, … 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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