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Tips for Catching Great Mardi Gras Swag

January 22, 2018 | News
Shouting "throw me something, mister" will probably catch you a pair of beads or four. But if you want the really great gets chances are you'll need to work a little harder. (Don't w… » Read More


Tips for going to Mardi Gras parades in the rain

January 19, 2018 | News
It might just rain on your Mardi Gras parade so come prepared...   1 – Wear rain boots. Guys, if you don’t have rain boots, then wear some water resistance boots or tennis sho… » Read More


Zulu Spikes Up Mardi Gras

January 9, 2018 | News
Can you imagine getting a coconut from Spike Lee? It could happen. On January 9th, Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club's announced that the filmmaker would be their honorary celebrity grand marsha… » Read More


Chew on this: Chewbacchus Press Release

January 9, 2018 | News
Chewbacchus announces Multiple Mini-Chewbacchanals, Route Change, and Royalty The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus returns for its eighth annual Mardi Gras parade on February 3rd, 2018! The… » Read More


The best places to stay during Mardi Gras

January 1, 2018 | News
Mardi Gras is upon us and hotels are already beginning to fill up. If you haven’t started planning your trip already, now is the time. With so many hotels throughout the city, it's hard … » Read More


The Force is with this Special Needs Mardi Gras Krewe.

December 7, 2017 | News
By Kate Lacour, Executive Director, NOLArts Learning Center The much-anticipated release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will have a special significance for the STOMP Troopers. This percussion-p… » Read More


Rocking Around the Mardi Gras Tree.

November 27, 2017 | News
Google “Mardi Gras tree” and you’ll see lots of images of trees along the New Orleans parade routes, dripping with beads that were caught by limbs and not revelers. This isn’t … » Read More


Was America's First Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Mobile?

November 1, 2017 | News
It's that time again! Time to revisit the centuries-old argument, “Which came first: Mardi Gras in Mobile or New Orleans?” Did the first Carnival happen in Louisiana in 1699 downriver … » Read More


No More Bro Show: The History of Female Krewes

September 12, 2017 | News
For most of its illustrious history, Mardi Gras in New Orleans was a bro show. While women participated behind the scenes, all-male krewes meant just that – no women allowed. Then, when Car… » Read More


The First All-Female Mardi Gras Parade

August 14, 2017 | News
Brave Women with Beads “It’s undignified, women riding on floats. They do not belong.” – Man at the first Venus parade in 1941 On February 23, 1941, the … » Read More