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Boo Is Back! The 2021 Krewe of Boo Parade

September 29, 2021 | News
  Since 2007, the Krewe of Boo has been the official Halloween Parade in New Orleans. The parade will roll at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021, with Mardi Gras-style floats construc… » Read More


Krewes Give Back After Ida

September 20, 2021 | News
Mardi Gras Is About More than Throwing Beads. It’s About Giving Back. The Covid-19 pandemic may have stopped Mardi Gras parades from rolling in 2021 but not it–or Hurricane Ida&ndas… » Read More


Skeletons aren’t just for Halloween

September 1, 2021 | News
“If you don’t live right, the Bone Man is commin’ for ya!” What do Mardi Gras and Halloween have in common besides costumes? Skeletons, of course. The Northside Skull and… » Read More


Tardi Gras: Mardi Gras in September?

August 1, 2021 | News
Note: Event Canceled. Tardi Gras Parade Approved by Council But It All Depends on Covid-19. On July 21, the Jefferson Parish Council approved plans for a belated Mardi Gras parade in Metairi… » Read More


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


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