Skeletons aren’t just for Halloween

September 29, 2020 | 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

Mardi Gras 2021: Will the Good Times Roll?

July 22, 2020 | News
Could Mardi Gras possibly be canceled in 2021? We’re all yelling, “No Pocky Way!” Mardi Gras 1918 before the Spanish Flu Pandemic. Photo credit: John Tibule Mendes / Public d… » Read More

New Orleans Says Good-bye to Mr. Mardi Gras

July 1, 2020 | News
They’re Wearing Mardi Gras Beads at the Pearly Gates. Blaine Kern created Rex's Boeuf Gras float in 1959. On Thursday, June 25, 2020, New Orleans lost “Mr. Mardi Gras,&rd… » Read More

Keep the Mask On! Support The Wild Magnolias During the Pandemic

June 11, 2020 | News
Covid-19 Affects Beloved Mardi Gras Indian Tribe. Big Chief Bo Dollis of The Wild Magnolias. Yeah, New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz. Yeah, our festivals are the best in the world. Y… » Read More

Before You Get Back to Work, Get Your Krewe to Mardi Gras World

June 1, 2020 | News
"We support Mayor Cantrell's efforts to keep the people of New Orleans safe and healthy. During times of hardship, New Orleanians know how to pull together and overcome. We will this time too… » Read More

Join Krewe de Pink at the Pink Bra Run

April 1, 2020 | News
NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS DUE TO COVID-19. PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND NEXT YEAR.   Feel good, do good. Saturday, May 9 from 7 a.m. to noon. This Mother… » Read More

Throw Me Something, Bunny!

March 10, 2020 | News
NOTE: CHECK BACK HERE OR FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR POSSIBLE CANCELLATIONS.  Easter Parades for Families in the French Quarter If you love Mardi Gras-style parades (and who doesn't)… » Read More

St. Joseph's Altars In and Around Town

March 1, 2020 | 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

What To Do With Surplus Mardi Gras Beads

February 26, 2020 | News
Catch and Release, Louisiana Style. After mister throws you something, where do Mardi Gras beads go? Sure you keep some for souvenirs, but every year 25 million pounds of used Mardi Gras beads … » Read More

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

February 26, 2020 | News
Another Mardi Gras has rolled into the history books. While many people are going to be nursing headaches this morning, many others are going to be getting ashes rubbed on their foreheads. A smudge on… » Read More