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Throw me a hot dog, Mister!

July 1, 2021 | News
  Mardi Gras in Shreveport with the Krewe of Highland Mardi Gras isn’t just celebrated in Greater New Orleans. There are krewes all over the state and they all have unique traditi… » Read More


Mardi Gras Beads: It’s All Fun Until Somebody Gets Flooded

June 1, 2021 | News
  Mardi Gras memories should last forever. Beads? Not so much. A few years ago, 93,000 pounds of Mardi Gras beads were pulled out of clogged catch basins on a five-block stretch of St… » Read More


Krewe of Kings Salutes America Parade

June 1, 2021 | News
It was a Memorial Day Mardi Gras on May 30th in Harahan, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans. The crowd, estimated to be 40,000, was anxious to catch a little normalcy. The weather cooperated and a go… » Read More


Who Tossed the First Mardi Gras Throw?

May 1, 2021 | News
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… » Read More


Dino House Photographer Takes Home Top Prize

April 1, 2021 | News
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 ou… » Read More


Parade of Homes, 2021 Style!

March 16, 2021 | News
When it became obvious to everyone that going forth with our usual 70-something Mardi Gras parades in 2021 wasn’t going to be good idea, city leaders reached out to the public for ideas — … » Read More


St. Joseph's Altars In and Around Town

March 8, 2021 | News
St. Joseph's Altar at Beauregard-Keyes House on Chartres Street. When the Sicilians began immigrating to New Orleans in large numbers in the 1880s, they brought with them the tradition of t… » Read More


St. Paddy's Parade Canceled. Giving Back Isn't.

March 8, 2021 | News
PRESS RELEASE New Orleans, Louisiana, [March 8, 2021]: As the Irish Channel Parade was canceled for the second year in a row for coronavirus safety, the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Clu… » Read More


Countdown to Carnival 2022

February 26, 2021 | News
To mark one year until Mardi Gras Day – and hopefully a return to Mardi Gras as we know it – Camellia Brand Red Beans, TABASCO Brand Pepper Sauce, Cajun Country Rice, and the New Orle… » Read More


Mardi Gras 2021: A Year of New Traditions

February 17, 2021 | News
Floats in the Oaks photo courtesy of Missy Fields Dalton Mardi Gras 2021 will go down in history as the year New Orleanians came together and turned a sow’s ear into a paper mache purse&h… » Read More


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