Hail, Museum Month!

July 19, 2019 | News
Mardi Gras Museum to Explore in August. A lot of work, money and love goes into “America’s Greatest Free Show” every year. The museums here celebrate Mardi Gras year round. Wh… » Read More

Experience Mardi Gras in July

July 1, 2019 | News
If you come to New Orleans during Carnival season, you can take your pick of 70+ parades. If you come in July, you can still experience the wonder of Mardi Gras at several museums around the city, inc… » Read More

FestiGals Step Up Second-Line Parade

June 5, 2019 | News
June 22, 2019 Schedule of Events: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Pre-Party at The New Orleans Jazz Museum 8 p.m.: Step Up Second-Line Parade through the French Quarter 9 p.m. – 11 p.… » Read More

Nyx's Summer Parade Nixed

June 4, 2019 | News
Carnivals' Largest Krewe Cancels Summer Parade Last spring, the all-female Mystic Krewe of Nyx rolled with 3,383 riders in what was thought to be the largest Carnival parade ever. Not ladies to… » Read More

Throw me something, Senator!

May 28, 2019 | News
Mardi Gras in Washington, D.C. Did you know that, since the 1940s, Louisiana has thrown a big Mardi Gras party in Washington, D.C.? The event, which always happens ahead of Fat Tuesday, feature… » Read More

“Prenons du bons temps!”(Say what?)

May 1, 2019 | 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

40 Years Is Enough for the Krewe of Caesar.

April 24, 2019 | News
On April 24, the Krewe of Caesar, Jefferson Parish’s largest Carnival krewe, announced that its 40th anniversary parade in 2019 was its last. While neither the procession or the ball will take p… » Read More

Join Krewe de Pink at the Pink Bra Run

April 16, 2019 | News
Feel good, do good. Saturday, May 11 from 7 a.m. to noon. This Mother’s Day weekend, join Krewe de Pink for the 4th Annual Pink Bra Run. Come walk or run along the Mississippi River from Old… » Read More

Throw Me Something, Bunny!

April 1, 2019 | News
Easter Parades for Families in the French Quarter If you love Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day parades (and who doesn't), head down to the Vieux Carré on Sunday, April 21, for two Ea… » Read More

St. Joseph's Altars In and Around Town

March 11, 2019 | 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