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Mardi Gras

Weekend Picks (Feb. 21-23): What to do other than parades, parades, parades

By Mary Staes | February 19, 2020

Parades, parades and more parades! And other things, too!

Courir de Mardi Gras: How to experience Mardi Gras in Cajun Country

By Matt Haines | February 19, 2020

Only two and a half hours west on Interstate 10 is a Mardi Gras unlike anything you’ve ever seen and probably unlike anything you’ve ever imagined.

PHOTOS: Cleopatra, Alla, Oshun kick off Valentine’s Day parades Uptown

By Michael DeMocker | February 18, 2020

Valentine’s Day? What’s that?! This year, it was the first day of Uptown parades hitting the streets.

How to navigate your first sober Carnival

By Maria Murriel | February 17, 2020

Maybe you’re sober-curious, or interested in cutting back but don’t know where to start, or what a sober Carnival would look like.

PHOTOS: Krewes of Freret, Pontchartrain, Choctaw roll Uptown

By Matthew Hinton | February 17, 2020

Saturday’s early Uptown parades where highlighted by the Krewe of Freret with the theme “The Music of New Orleans” including a giant “Shorty Gras” float modeled after Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews.

PHOTOS: Sparta, Pygmalion light up Saturday night Uptown

By Michael DeMocker | February 17, 2020

After a brief few-hours break on Saturday, the Knights of Sparta and the Krewe of Pygmalion lit up the evening, which concluded five different parades that rolled on the Uptown route.

PHOTOS: Krewe of Cork fills French Quarter with love and bubbles

By Matthew Hinton | February 17, 2020

It was a lovely day as the Krewe of Cork stomped in the name of love on St. Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2020 in the French Quarter.

Let the joint burn down: Al ‘Carnival Time’ Johnson talks about his Mardi Gras anthem

By James Cullen | February 13, 2020

Most musicians hope to stay relevant for twenty years. Johnson, who is eighty, has been in the game since he was a boy in the Lower Ninth Ward. He’s the voice behind one of Mardi Gras’ most famous songs, ‘Carnival Time.’

Weekend Picks: Uptown parades start… let the marathon begin

By Mary Staes | February 12, 2020

Uptown parades start this weekend! Grab your ladders, dranks and patience… it’s Carnival time!

PHOTOS: tit Rəx’s teeny tiny floats roll through the Marigny

By Michael DeMocker | February 10, 2020

Inspired by shoebox creations of Mardi Gras floats, the krewe displayed their rolling miniature works of art to a packed crowd as they made their way from behind the St. Roch Market and through the streets of the Faubourg Marigny.