Mardi Gras

Video: Krewe of Red Beans, Lundi Gras 2020

Mon, 02/24/20
The Krewe of Red Beans parades through the Marigny-- happy Lundi Gras!!! Read more

Video: Eos 2020

Sun, 02/23/20
Dawn in the 9th Ward with Eos, two days before Mardi Gras. Read more

Video: 9th Ward Black Hatchets debut

Fri, 02/21/20
Looking back to Mardi Gras Day 2017 when Big Chief Dowee debuted his new Mardi Gras Indian tribe, the 9th Ward Black Hatchets.    Read more

Video: honoring Flaming Arrows Big Queen Joann

Thu, 02/20/20
In a pop-up event on King's Day ("Queen's Day," in this case), Black Indians of Mardi Gras gathered to salute 80-year-old Queen Joann Fisher Bernstein of the Flaming Arrows at a senior living center. The program included a special performance by Big Chief Kevin Goodman, and... Read more

Krewedelusion Bedlam Ball

Tue, 02/04/20

Video: Chewbacchus 2020

Mon, 02/03/20
Chewbacchus rolled Saturday and WWOZ was on hand! Check out this footage from the parade. The 900-member krewe is a sci-fi themed Mardi Gras parade, as well as a self-described "satirical space cult." Chewbacchus consists of over 150 distinct subkrewes, each of which pays ... Read more

Video: Twelfth Night 2020

Wed, 01/08/20
WWOZ video was in the streets for Twelfth Night, the official start of the 2020 Carnival season, on Monday, January 6! Check out this video featuring festivities at the Bywater Bakery's king cake kickoff, the Big Chief Tootie Montana celebration at Congo Square, Joan of Arc... Read more

Video: honoring Big Chief Tootie Montana

Mon, 01/06/20
Earlier today, Black Masking Indians chanted in honor of Big Chief Tootie Montana, the "Chief of Chiefs," in front of his statue in Congo Square/Louis Armstrong Park. His family invited the public to this celebration of his life and the opening of Carnival season. Read more

2020 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Sat, 12/21/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Carnival season is upon us!!! Here's the parade schedule for 2020: Sunday, February 23 11am Krewe of Okeanos - Uptown 11:45am Krewe of Mid-City - Uptown 12pm Thoth - Uptown 1pm Knights of Chaos followed by Box of Wine (sort of) 5:15p Bacchus - Uptown Monday, February 24... Read more

Faces of Mardi Gras

Sat, 03/09/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ show host Tom Roche created this happy Faces of Mardi Gras video! You might be in there-- check it out below.  Read more

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