Mardi Gras 2010

Mardi Gras Day 2010 falls on Tuesday, February 16.

» See our gallery of Mardi Gras 2010 videos and photos 


Saints in Mardi GrasSaints Make It a Black & Gold Mardi Gras

Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints on winning their first Superbowl in franchise history — Who Dat!

February 9: Saints Appreciation Parade begins at the Superdome at 5 p.m. (route map)

February 11: Muses parade will have a float bearing the wives of several Saints

February 13: Franchise owner Tom Benson rides as Grand Marshal of Endymion

February 14: Quarterback and Superbowl MVP Drew Brees rides as King Bacchus XLII

February 15: Head coach Sean Payton rides as a celebrity monarch in the Krewe of Orpheus

The Saints already made 2009 a football season to remember — and they did the same for Carnival. Who Dat!

» Share your Black & Gold Mardi Gras photos on Facebook or Flickr

» Check out our collection of Saints fight songs and videos

» Hear more Saints songs on nola.com


2010 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

parade image by Mike Kobrin

Several excellent parade schedule resources exist online:

» Nola.com Parade Schedule

» MardiGrasParadeSchedule.com

» WDSU Parade Tracker



Mardi Gras Around the World

Happy Carnival from WWOZ

WWOZ invites Mardi Gras enthusiasts all over the globe to send us your photos and stories about Mardi Gras where you live. Join the ‘OZ Mardi Gras network and show the world how your town celebrates Carnival culture! And if you know of a place near you that serves as a haven for Mardi Gras-ers, send in pictures and stories about it via WWOZ.org or the ‘OZ Facebook page and help bring your own Mardi Gras experience culture to the universe.

» Carnival celebrations in Brasil (in Portuguese)

» International Carnival Calendar

» More Mardi Gras celebrations around the world


photo of Unified Mardi Gras Indian PracticeMardi Gras Indians

Many New Orleanians get in shape for Carnival by attending weekly Mardi Gras Indian practices held at several clubs around town.

One of the most popular is the Unified Mardi Gras Indian Practice at Handa Wanda's, 2425 Dryades Street, every Sunday evening.

photo of Big Chief Bo Dollis by Leni SinclairLearn more about the Mardi Gras Indians:

» See our WWOZ Show Host Blog for more information about Mardi Gras Indian practices

» Visit the Backstreet Cultural Museum

» Visit the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame

» Second and Dryades Mardi Gras Indian Federation

» Listen to a Street Talk story about the Wild Mohicans Mardi Gras Indians

» Listen to a Street Talk story on the Mardi Gras Indians


photo of King CakeKing Cakes

Where to Buy

» Gambino's Bakery
» Haydel's Bakery
» Randazzo's Camellia City Bakery

Recipes

» Emeril Lagasse's King Cake Recipe
» Mardi Gras Cream Cheese Filled King Cake

The Making Of. . .

» Watch a video of the making of a King Cake at Haydel's Bakery
» Read a little bit about the history of King Cakes


Read More:

» See WWOZ's Mardi Gras coverage from 2009

» See WWOZ's Mardi Gras coverage from 2008