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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some of the wildest images from Fat Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
Robin’s father, Alan Thicke, reigned as Bacchus in 1988 as star of the TV show “Growing Pains.”