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It’s Mardi Gras mayhem from here on out, ladies and gents.

by Clint Durrett | February 28, 2019

It’s Mardi Gras mayhem from here on out, ladies and gents. All we have on the horizon are parades, parades and parades! I would tell you that it’s a marathon and not a sprint, but you and I both know that’s not true anymore. It’s gonna be merry madness until we all pass out on our Popeyes chicken-stained couch, buried under a pile of beads that you’ll end up untangling for an hour and stuffing your face with that last piece of king cake that has the baby in it. Then, and only then, can we calm down. Here’s how you can celebrate, survive and thrive this year.

Survival kit – What to bring with you on Mardi Gras

Before you begin chugging, bouncing and stumbling in the streets, party preparation is paramount. We all remember to lock down the liquor, but a cellphone battery backup? It’s a biggie. You’ll even want TP for a number of reasons. Here’s what you need to pack and haul around with you to make sure you have the Mardiest of Gras.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX??? – Getting around “The Box”

Getting around parades is tough if you live in (suspenseful music) “The Box.” It’s that chunk of neighborhoods blocked in when parades start rolling. Uber and Lyft will have struggles getting to you in The Box. But we have some ways to traverse the city without getting stuck like a Carnival n00b.

Don’t go there! Here’s where you can go pee during Carnival

Look. When the tinkle fairy smacks you in the face, you gotta go. But you don’t want to get busted for using a bush/tree/alley and then have to sit and Tulane and Broad and explain to a judge why you thought it was a good idea. Here’s where you can go legally let go and dismiss those shots and cocktails without having to look over your shoulder and hope for the best.




Krewe of Hermes – 5:30 p.m.
Krewe d’Etat – 6:30 p.m. – Get the blinky things!
Krewe of Morpheus – 7 p.m.


Krewe of Iris – 11 a.m.
Krewe of Tucks – Noon
Krewe of Endymion – 4:15 p.m.


Krewe of Okeanos – 11 a.m.
Krewe of Mid-City – 11:45 a.m.
Krewe of Thoth – Noon
Krewe of Bacchus – 5:15 p.m.



Clint Durrett

Clint Durrett

Hi. I’m Clint.
I’m the Local Market Manager for Very Local New Orleans. I’ve lived in New Orleans since 2001 and been living my best life in this rad place since that year.
I have 10 years of broadcast journalism and digital media experience. Before Very Local New Orleans, I worked for WDSU-TV – producing, product developing, digital media managing– I’ve done it all. I’ve seen first-hand the trials we’ve suffered in this city and the celebrations we’ve enjoyed. I love New Orleans. It’s home.
I’m going to work my hardest to bring you the content and experiences you care about to live your best life here in one of the best cities on the planet.
I love finding things to do here – concerts, food, drinks, nerding out, etc. And I love sharing those things with others.
Contact me via email. Gimme a shout on social. If you see something you think we should know about, hit me up. If you see something that needs fixing on the site, ditto. I want this website to be yours, too. Not just one I manage, but one we as a community and New Orleanians use to help us live our best lives.

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