Mardi Gras

Video from Cleopatra & Oshun

Tue, 02/21/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ Video team was on hand capturing some of the scenes at this weekend's parades! Check out this brief footage from Krewe of Cleopatra and Krewe of Oshun rolling Uptown on Friday.   Read more

Joan of Arc 2017 parade video highlights

Wed, 01/11/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Twelfth Night revelers with Joan of Arc had to push their plans back a day this year as cold and windy rain swept New Orleans on January 6. The krewe rolled on in still chilly weather January 7 at 7p, though, and WWOZ was on the scene. Check out these highlights from this y... Read more

Big Chief David Montana of Washitaw Nation Mardi Gras Indians

Fri, 01/06/17
Big Chief David Montana, preparing for Mardi Gras, talks about the challenges of keeping the Mardi Gras Indian traditions alive. Read more

Mardi Gras 2017 Parade Schedule

Thu, 01/05/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Twelfth Night is upon us, marking the start of the 2017 Carnival season! Check out the New Orleans parade schedule (subject to change) below. Friday, January 6 7p Phunny Phorty Phellows (St. Charles Streetcar) 7:30p Not So Secret Society of the Elysian Fields (Rampart Street... Read more

Carnival 2015

Tue, 01/12/16
Carnival 2015 has reached its peak! Fat Tuesday is here, chilly but dry. It's been another terrific Carnival season in the Crescent City. Read more

Tulane's Carnival Collection

Mon, 02/02/15
Authored by Carrie Hadler
With nine parades set to roll this weekend, Carnival is kicking off in earnest now but the long and visually enriched history of the season is accessible online all year long through Tulane's Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC). The LaRC preserves one of the largest collec... Read more

New route for Krewe du Vieux; krewedelusion

Sun, 01/18/15
Authored by Carrie Hadler
One of the first big parades of the Carnival season, Krewe du Vieux, is taking a new route this year. KdV, active since 1987, will cross Canal and parade through the CBD after heading through their more familiar stomping grounds in the Marigny and French Quarter starting at... Read more

Carnival 2016

Mon, 01/05/15
Carnival 2016 rolls to an end! It's been another terrific Carnival season in the Crescent City. If you can't be out and about, check our live video stream from various Mardi Gras day locales (see above). Read more

Roll with the Krewe of King James: Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers for Year #2 this Mardi Gras Season

Fri, 12/05/14
Authored by Soul Sister
It's back! I'm inviting all fun people in New Orleans to join us again for year #2 of the fun new marching krewe, rolling again as part of the KreweDelusion parade on Saturday, January 31, 2015, following Krewe du Vieux. The mission of my Krewe of King James: the Super Bad ... Read more

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

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