How To Celebrate Mardi Gras 2021

January 6 2021

Don't let Mardi Gras go by without celebrating. Get in your fill of king cake and enjoy some of the activites below. New Orleans is under Phased Reopening Guidelines, but there are still many ways to celebrate:

Krewe of Joan of Arc – Drive-by event on January 6 on the West Bank featuring storytelling at its best. Read our blog.

Phunny Phorty Phellows  –  Streetcar parade on January 6 with special social distancing rules in place.

Funky Uptown Krewe – A socially distant scavenger hunt beginning on January 6 . Hand-painted records, their signature throw, will be scattered along the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. You’ll find clues on Instagram.

Krewe of Bacchus – This Super Krewe has gone virtual for 2021! They've created a free, interactive app with a virtual parade, games and real-life prizes. Download the Throw Me Something Bacchus! app at the App Store.

Krewe of Red Beans – A socially distant concert series through January which will culminate in an album. Get tickets.

Krewe of House Floats – Members in neighborhoods all across the city have turned the the exteriors of their homes into float. Check out this map of the houses.

Mardi Gras World – Behind-the-scenes look at float building and decorating.

New Orleans School of Cooking – Virtual cooking classes. Learn how to make king cake, red beans and rice, and other carnival musts!

Mardi Gras for Y'all  – A three-night celebration from February 12, 13 and 14th with celebrities, musical performances, and fun segments on the history of Mardi Gras. Watch here.

New Orleans Princess Mardi Gras Brunch Ball – The Court of Two Sisters is holding this festive brunch for the princess in your house on February 6 with seatings at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Make reservations

Carnival Programming on WYES – WYES, New Orleans' local PBS member station, will be airing a variety of Mardi Gras programs and Carnival classics. Check them out.

Mardi Gras New Orleans Photo Contest – Enter your best pics in our photo conest for a chance at winning a stay in New Orleans! Learn more.


Read: Bacchus Goes Virtual

Read: Where to Get Your King Cake On!

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