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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras parades might be canceled for 2021 but your neighborhood house floats aren’t 

By Beth D'Addono | December 11, 2020

Thanks to the Krewe of House Floats, Carnival fans can follow an online map to walk, bike and drive by hundreds of house “floats” decorated in neighborhood themes and ready for viewing Feb. 1-16. Think of it like driving around to see holiday lights at Christmas time – look but don’t linger.

PHOTOS: Before state event order limit came down, tribute paid to Big Chief Leonard Brooks of Golden Spears

By Matthew Hinton | March 16, 2020

Before event limits over COVID-19 were in place, hundreds of mourners and several dozen Mardi Gras Indians paid tribute to Big Chief Leonard Brooks of the Golden Spears and second chief of the Golden Blades.

Photos: NOPD clears out Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras is officially over

By Michael DeMocker | February 26, 2020

Bike cops and mounted officers line up as New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Police Chief Shaun Ferguson and representatives from several state and local police departments as well as first responders prepare to perform the traditional and largely symbolic midnight sweep of Bourbon Street to mark the end of Mardi Gras.

Photos: Rex reigns over Mardi Gras 2020 with theme of ‘Omens and Auguries’

By Michael DeMocker | February 26, 2020

Hail Rex!

Photos: 56th annual Bourbon Street Awards bring out the best costumes on Fat Tuesday

By Michael DeMocker | February 26, 2020

Elaborate and fabulous costumes compete for prizes in the categories of Drag, Leather, Group, Individual, and Best Overall during the 56th annual Bourbon Street Awards.

Photos: Revelers flood the French Quarter on Mardi Gras and it was wild

By Michael DeMocker | February 26, 2020

Here are some of the wildest images from Fat Tuesday.

Photos: Skull & Bone Gang wake up Treme for Mardi Gras

By Matthew Hinton | February 26, 2020

For over 200 years the Northside Skull and Bone Gang has woken up Treme residents for Mardi Gras. The skeleton gang led by Chief Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes is meant to remind people of their mortality and to live a moral life to avoid becoming Skull and Bones.

PHOTOS: Zulu’s ‘Book of Love’ is a colorful chapter of Mardi Gras 2020

By Mary Staes | February 26, 2020

Even if you didn’t catch a coconut this year, the Krewe of Zulu always brings gorgeous costumes and fun to the early morning on Mardi Gras Day.

Photos: Orpheus rolls on Lundi Gras with theme of ‘Beastly Kingdoms’

By Michael DeMocker | February 24, 2020

The 1,500 members of the Krewe of Orpheus roll down the Uptown route on 38 floats with their parade entitled “Beastly Kingdoms of Orpheus” on Lundi Gras.

PHOTOS: Robin Thicke leads Bacchus through Uptown Sunday night

By Matthew Hinton | February 24, 2020

Robin’s father, Alan Thicke, reigned as Bacchus in 1988 as star of the TV show “Growing Pains.”