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A Little Bit of Mardi Gras in Our Lives

December 9, 2020 | News
  There may not Mardi Gras parades in Orleans Parish in 2021, but you can't cancel Carnival. There may not be Mardi Gras kings rolling down St. Charles Avenue next spring, but there… » Read More


Mardi Gras Parades Latest Victim of Covid-19

December 5, 2020 | News
Because of the threat of Covid-19, there will be no traditional Carnival parades in Orleans or St. Tammany parishes in 2021. Other ways to celebrate, including virtual parades,  the Joan of Arc s… » Read More


Bacchus Goes Virtual!

November 23, 2020 | News
If Macy’s can do it on Thanksgiving, why can’t Bacchus? On November 23, The Krewe of Bacchus announced that its 2021 parade will be virtual. Bacchus is introducing a new "Throw Me Somet… » Read More


The Mardi Gras That Almost Wasn't

November 19, 2020 | News
Crisis is no stranger to New Orleans. We survived Katrina and we'll survive Covid-19, too. Here's a peek back at the first Mardi Gras after Katrina... After Hurricane Katrina decided to mak… » Read More


Love Marching Groups? You'll Love This Book!

November 19, 2020 | News
Every year, thousands of people in New Orleans move from the sidewalk side and the neutral ground side and onto the parade route itself to become part of the Greatest Free Show on Earth – M… » Read More


Election Confection: Caluda’s Presidential King Cake

October 9, 2020 | News
With election 2020 upon us, Caluda’s King Cake had a winning idea: they added Presidential King Cakes to their offerings. Instead of the Mardi Gras purple, green and gold, these traditional cinn… » Read More


Remembering Former Zulu King George Rainey

October 8, 2020 | News
The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club has confirmed that former Zulu King George Rainey passed away Wednesday night at the age of 89. Rainey made history as the oldest Zulu king ever when he reigned w… » 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