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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


Christmas is here! Time to plan for Mardi Gras!

December 1, 2018 | News
Mardi Gras 2019 will be here before you know it. With 70+ parades, Carnival in New Orleans is the adventure of a lifetime and, the more you know, the more fun you’ll have when you go. Here are f… » Read More


What's new? Krewe Bohème

October 23, 2018 | News
New Krewe for Mardi Gras 2019 What? A new Mardi Gras parade? You got dat right, mistah! The 250+ member Krewe Bohème will march its way into the hearts of New Orleanians on Friday, Feb. … » Read More


(A Little Passed) Half-Way to St. Patrick's Day March

October 15, 2018 | News
The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade Club will host its annual Halfway to St. Patrick's Day March beginning at Noon, Friday October 19, 2018. The fun will begin on … » Read More


Mardi Gras Across the Lake: Northshore Updates

October 1, 2018 | News
Not to be outdone by the krewes in New Orleans, the communities on the Northshore of New Orleans have 22 parades during the Carnival season. As the krewes that organize these family celebrations annou… » Read More


Want to join a Mardi Gras Krewe?

September 1, 2018 | News
Here’s what you do. Five Jefferson Parish krewes are looking for revelers who want to ride in 2019! While dues vary, membership typically allows you to ride in the parade and attend the b… » Read More


King Louis: When Louis Armstrong Reigned as Zulu

August 31, 2018 | News
In 1949, jazz great Louis Armstrong returned to his hometown to reign as King Zulu. By all accounts, he considered the experience the crowning achievement of his life. The week before, New Orleans&… » Read More


Top Six Mardi Gras Songs of All Time

July 1, 2018 | News
What do you do when you’re waiting for a parade? Eat Popeye’s Fried Chicken or red beans and rice and listen to Mardi Gras music. Here are six of our favorites (we tried to narrow it down … » Read More


Mardi Gras in the Movies

June 1, 2018 | News
According to Carnival historian Arthur Hardy, Mardi Gras has been a back drop for 200+ movies, including musicals, thrillers, costume dramas, comedies, horror flicks, romances and more. The camera… » Read More