Mardi Gras

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.”

PHOTOS: Chaos, Mid-City, Okeanos, Thoth roll Sunday on Uptown route

By Michael DeMocker | February 24, 2020

Sunday’s weather was picture perfect for day parades as Chaos, Mid-City, Okeanos and Thoth hit the Uptown route.

PHOTOS: Endymion 2020 rolls with ‘Endymion’s Historic Dynasties’ theme

By Michael DeMocker | February 24, 2020

The 2020 Endymion parade rolled Saturday night under the theme ‘Endymion’s Historic Dynasties.’

Is a plastic-free Mardi Gras possible?

By Jennifer Larino | February 24, 2020

Is a greener, plastic-free Mardi Gras possible? Sustainability advocates are optimistic, though they acknowledge it will require a major cultural shift. The answer is more complicated for krewes and riders.

PHOTOS: Hermes, d’Etat, Morpheus round out five parades Friday evening

By Michael DeMocker | February 24, 2020

The krewes of Hermes, d’Etat and Morpheus rounded out a long Friday evening of parades along the Uptown parade route.

Let the marathon begin! The Greasing of the Poles kicks off Mardi Gras weekend 2020

By Matthew Hinton | February 24, 2020

The tradition of greasing down poles in the French Quarter to keep parade-goers from shimmying up hotel balconies turns 50 this year.

PHOTOS: Delayed a day due to weather, Muses, Babylon ride Friday afternoon

By Michael DeMocker | February 24, 2020

Delayed by a day due to windy conditions Thursday night, the krewes of Muses and Babylon took to the Uptown streets Friday afternoon.

Here are the zany, unique king cakes to try in each neighborhood

By Matt Haines | February 21, 2020

Looking for crazy and unique king cakes? We’ve got the ones you should check out right here, listed by neighborhood.