Mardi Gras

It Was A Glorious Day!

Thu, 03/20/14
Authored by Leslie Cooper
It was a glorious day! Over 30 years ago I found myself at my first, no adult supervision Mardi Gras. My friend Anna turned on the radio as we got costumed and I stopped in my tracks. I couldn’t believe that there was a station playing the music my father played (traditiona... Read more

Where to See Mardi Gras Indians on Fat Tuesday

Mon, 03/03/14
Authored by Mark LaMaire
Two of the best places to see Mardi Gras Indians on Fat Tuesday are at the corner of 2nd and Dryades Streets uptown and at the Backstreet Cultural Museum at 1116 Henriette Delille St. in Treme.  Lots of tribes gather at both of these spots throughout the day.     Here's a l... Read more

Mardi Gras 2014 Marching Band Parade Schedules

Thu, 02/20/14
We are very happy to be publishing a schedule of which Mardi Gras parades local HS marching bands appear in. The schedule is far from complete, but it's a starting point. We'd be happy to include other bands if they will provide us with their schedule information. Read more

Hope It Was a Happy Mardi Gras, 'OZilians!

Mon, 01/06/14
The weather held out for the most part, and another successful Mardi Gras is in the books. Take a last look at the WWOZ Mardi Gras page, with info on Mardi Gras Indians, King Cake, special Fat Tuesday Krewes and more! Read more

Mardi Gras 2014

Tue, 02/19/13
It's been here and gone. The ending was wet and cold, but otherwise, it was another terrific Carnival season in the Crescent City. There's only two things left to do: check out some of our photo highlights Mardi Gras 2014, and start the countdown to February 17, 2015. Read more

Mardi Gras In New Orleans

Tue, 02/05/13
Authored by Sam Cammarata
10 Things To Get You Through Your Carnival Parade Season   #10.  Bathroom- Find Close, Preferrably Free, Bathroom with everything one would need to survive the Parade Route Madness.   #9.  Pick a Side- Either You are a Sidewalk Side Parade Go-er, Or one of The Other Ones, ac... Read more

Recipe: Cocktail tastes like King Cake!

Thu, 01/31/13
Authored by Bill DeTurk
New Orleans, January 2013:  Welcome to my kind of King Cake Party! We could talk from Epiphany to Mardi Gras about king cakes and la galette des rois, and stuff you find inside; however, I prefer a discourse on drinking one’s way through Louisiana’s epic culture. So, let’s ... Read more

Scenes from Chalmette

Mon, 02/13/12
Authored by Secretary of Swing
Beads, spears, footballs and frisbees flew off the 19 floats rolling through Chalmette and into the ready hands of spunky parade goers who braved a stiff breeze and bone chilling cold to catch the bounty, have some fun and work their winter look at the Knights of Nemesis' 7... Read more

Big Plans for Big 7

Thu, 02/02/12
Authored by Secretary of Swing
A space for kids to discover their talents and celebrate their own amazing culture: second lines, brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians and more - that's what the Original Big 7 Cultural Division provides. Take the Red Flame Hunters: the Big 7's own Mardi Gras Indian tribe, compo... Read more

Mardi Gras 2011 Highlights

Wed, 01/04/12
Jump Links: Alski Does Bacchus Island Style Action Jackson Gears Up for Oshun 2011 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule Past Mardi Coverage Despite a bit of rain on Mardi Gras day, this Carnival season was jam-packed with parades and parties, and OZ was especially lucky to ride in ... Read more

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