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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


Five Fun Fat Tuesday Facts We Figure You've Never Heard Before

June 1, 2017 | News
Everybody knows what a boeuf gras is and what you have to do if you get the king cake baby. We thought we'd throw you a few doubloons of trivia you've probably never heard before.  1 … » Read More


It's Always Carnival Time Somewhere

May 3, 2017 | News
It’s Always Carnival Time Somewhere. On May 13, That Somewhere Is Peoria, Illinois. While it’s 286 days before the next Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, the people of Peoria, Illinois, on… » Read More


Mardi Gras Photo Contest Winners

April 18, 2017 | News
Whew! With more than a month in the review mirror, we’ve finally recovered from all of the fun we had during Mardi Gras 2017 and now we’re counting down the days until #MardiGras2018. I… » Read More


Mardi Gras Celebrity Sightings

March 8, 2017 | News
Every Mardi Gras, tales of celebrity sightings in New Orleans spread throughout the French Quarter and around the world…and it’s true. Whether they’re here to Grand Marshal a parade… » Read More


Bacchus Bash Brings Big Bands

February 21, 2017 | News
Hope you’re resting up after the first weekend of festivities because Bacchus just released the lineup for Bacchus Bash Sunday, February 26 and it’s a party you won’t want to miss! T… » Read More


Trade Beads For King Cake This Weekend

February 21, 2017 | News
Let’s be honest: keeping the beads is not nearly as fun as catching them! So why not trade them in for a King Cake while enjoying a pop up party? Seriously! Crown Royal is encouraging revele… » Read More


NBA All-Star Game Falls on First Major Parade Weekend 2017

February 14, 2017 | News
As you may have heard, New Orleans will host the 2017 NBA All-Star Game,  THIS Sunday, February 19 (yay!) You may have also noticed this is the first major parade weekend before Mardi Gras. St. C… » Read More