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2019 Theme & Throw Updates: What's New With Your Favorite Krewes?

February 26, 2019 | News
Mardi Gras may be an ancient celebration but there's always some new to discover. As the krewes announce their 2019 themes, throws and celebrity monarchs and riders, we'll post that informatio… » Read More


What To Do With Surplus Mardi Gras Beads

February 22, 2019 | News
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 are thrown away. Save the commemorative med… » Read More


Mardi Gras Throws 101

February 5, 2019 | News
Throw me something cool, Mister! When we yell “Throw me something, Mister!” at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, we really mean “throw me something cool.” Unlike parades in oth… » Read More


Red Cross Safety Tips for Parade-Goers

February 4, 2019 | News
Red Cross Volunteers and Partners Provide First Aid During Carnival Season Red Cross offers Safety Tips for Parade-Goers New Orleans, LA – February 4, 2019 – The American… » Read More


The Mardi Gras That Almost Wasn't

January 9, 2019 | News
After Hurricane Katrina decided to make New Orleans her 2005 vacation destination, you’d think no one in the city would feel much like partying, let alone costuming and going to parades. Fortuna… » Read More


The Fun Begins! Mardi Gras Parades in January

December 28, 2018 | News
Twelfth Night, January 6 While Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) is March 5 this year, the festivities actually begin much earlier. There are three parades on Twelfth Night, January 6, the official sta… » Read More


Big News from the Krewe of Iris

December 27, 2018 | News
The Krewe of Iris, the oldest all-female Mardi Gras krewe at 102 years old, announced that it will have the largest ridership of any krewe for the 2019 Carnival season. Iris 2019 will carry 3,450 ride… » Read More


Family Gras Mambos over to Clearview Center!

December 11, 2018 | News
February 22-24, 2019 Family Gras 2019 will be celebrated at a brand new location this year. Come on down to Clearview Center (4436 Veterans Memorial Boulevard) for free outdoor concerts by John Oat… » Read More


Christmas is here! Time to plan for Mardi Gras!

December 1, 2018 | News
Mardi Gras 2019 will be here before you know it. With 70+ parades, Carnival in New Orleans is the adventure of a lifetime and, the more you know, the more fun you’ll have when you go. Here are f… » Read More


New Orleans loves a parade! Krewe of Jingle

November 10, 2018 | News
New Orleans doesn’t need a reason to parade but, if we did, Christmas would be a pretty good one. Join us in Downtown New Orleans on December 1 around 1 p.m. and catch the spirit of the holiday … » Read More