Mark Twain once wrote that a traveler " ... has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans." Of the hundreds of Louisiana festivals, none tops Mardi Gras. Spectacular parades, unbelievable costumes, music, dancing, food, drink – take your pick of places to indulge and enjoy. The biggest celebration occurs in New Orleans, but nearly every community in the state has its own version of the annual party. Wherever you go, you can find the style that best suits you, including tons of family-style celebrations.
2021 Mardi Gras Coming to You!
This year's 2021 Mardi Gras is not going to be the same but since we can't celebrate in person, we're bringing Mardi Gras to you. Dive into the fun and exciting story of Mardi Gras with our resident Mardi Gras expert, Arthur Hardy.
How Louisiana Does Mardi Gras
*Mardi Gras 2021 is a little different this year and parades and festivities are limited...
*Mardi Gras 2021 is a little different this year and parades and festivities are cancelled...
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Mardi Gras Revelry
Let the good times roll with these memories of Carnival revelry from years past.