Honoring the Late Ed Muniz, Founder of Endymion

May 25, 2023 | News
Ed Muniz may have owned radio stations and served as Mayor of Kenner and on both the Kenner City and Jefferson Parish councils, but here at, we raise a Carnival cup to him for … » Read More

“Prenons du bons temps!”(Say what?)

May 1, 2023 | News
Who first said, "Laissez les bons temps rouler?" It suddenly occurred to us that we’ve never heard anyone discuss the origins of the phrase “Laissez les bons temps rouler” &nd… » Read More

Throw Me Something, Bunny!

April 1, 2023 | News
Easter Parades for Families in the French Quarter If you love Mardi Gras-style parades (and who doesn't), head down to the Vieux Carré on Sunday, April 9, for two Easter Parades the whol… » Read More

St. Joseph's Altars In and Around Town

March 1, 2023 | 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

Want More Parades? We Got 'Em!

February 26, 2023 | News
Miss Mardi Gras? Awwwwww. Lucky for you, parades will be rolling in the Big Easy for St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day, and you'll get another chance to see Mardi Gras Indians doi… » Read More

What's that on your forehead? Ash Wednesday in NOLA

February 22, 2023 | News
Mardi Gras 2023 is in the history books and this morning many are going out to get their ashes on Ash Wednesday.    Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, is also known as Shrove Tuesday… » Read More

Lundi Gras 2023: The Good Times Roll on the River

January 20, 2023 | News
New Orleans always celebrates the start of the week with red beans & rice but, on the day before Mardi Gras, we take Mondays to a whole new level. Head down the Spanish Plaza/Woldenberg Park area on M… » Read More

2023 Theme & Throw Updates: What's New With Your Favorite Krewes?

December 30, 2022 | News
Mardi Gras may be an ancient celebration but there's always some new to discover. As the krewes announce their 2023 themes, throws and celebrity monarchs and riders, we'll post that informatio… » Read More

30th Years of Orpheus

December 27, 2022 | News
Orpheus Goes Back to Its '90s Roots with Your Favorite Boy Band Stars On Lundi Gras, Monday, Feb. 20, the Krewe of Orpheus will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a parade followed b… » Read More

Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Rex

November 1, 2022 | News
This year, the Rex Organization, also known as the School of Design, is celebrating its 150th Mardi Gras season. In honor of this historic event, The Louisiana State Museum is presenting a special exh… » Read More