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

Enter Our Mardi Gras Photo Contest NOW!

March 6, 2019 | News
Share your Mardi Gras Memories and you could win a free stay in New Orleans!  2019 contest entry by Erin S. We will be taking photo entries into our 9th Annual "Show Us Your Mardi … » 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

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