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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


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


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