Mardi Gras 2010

Mardi Gras 2010: February 16

» See our gallery of Mardi Gras 2010 videos and photos 

» Send your own Mardi Gras photos to WWOZ on Flickr 

 Black & Gold Mardi Gras

Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints on winning their first Superbowl in franchise history! It was certainly clear from all the black and gold-themed Mardi Gras costumes and floats that all of New Orleans believed... WHO DAT?! 

Saints in Mardi Gras

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 — now they'll do 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 

2010 Mardi Gras Parades

parade image by Mike Kobrin

Several excellent parade schedule resources exist online: 

» Parade Schedule


» 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 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 

Mardi Gras Indians

photo of Unified Mardi Gras Indian Practice

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 in New Orleans, 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

King Cakes

photo of King Cake

Where to Buy

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


» 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

Past Mardi Gras Coverage on

» See WWOZ's Mardi Gras coverage from 2009

» See WWOZ's Mardi Gras coverage from 2008

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