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“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


Want More Parades? We Got 'Em!

March 7, 2019 | 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


Bring Your Tribe to New Orleans for Super Sunday

March 6, 2019 | News
Believe it or not, despite the Boycott Bowl on February 3, New Orleans is all about celebrating Super Sunday. Not the NFL’s Super Sunday but our Super Sunday – the day Mardi Gras… » Read More


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

March 5, 2019 | 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


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


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