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Mardi Gras News
Posted: January 08, 2015
The KREWE OF CEASAR of announced yesterday that SPIDERMAN and IRON MAN will ride as guest grand marshals in this year's 36th annual parade entitled "Broadway on Parade." Metairie's largest parading club has featured kid-friendlt celebrities such as the Power Rangers, Snoopy, and Mickie and Minnie Mouse in past years. The parade rolls on Saturday, February 7.
The KREWE OF NYX was honored this week by New Orleans Council Member at Large Jason Williams. The club was presented with a proclamation from the New Orleans City Council for being the largest all female Krewe in Mardi Gras history!!
Posted: January 08, 2015
The Krewe of Atlas will not parade in 2015, it was announced today.
HAPPY TWELFTH NIGHT!
Posted: January 06, 2015
Finally, the Carnival season officially begins today as it always does, on January 6-Twelfth Night. The Mayor and representatives of all Orleans Parish parading krewes kick things off at 10AM at Mardi Gras World with a king cake party. Then tonight the St. Joan of Arc parade strolls through the French Quarter at 6PM, and the PPP (Phunny Phorty Phellows) board a St. Charles streetcar at 7PM to herald the start of the season. And this will be a short season, with Fat Tuesday only six weeks from today.
FIFTY-TWO DAYS UNTIL FAT TUESDAY!
Posted: December 28, 2014
Forget New Year's celebrations-the parades are coming!
Distribution of the 39th annual Mardi Gras Guide has begun and by Twelfth Night, some 40,000 copies will be in circulation. A digital edition can also be ordered from the site. The fifth revised (2014) edition of our coffee table book, Mardi Gras In New Orleans, An Illustrated History is in book stores and may be ordered here (free shipping).
Today we post the 2015 parade calendar, individual parade profiles and maps, and a Advertisers' Directory that links to participants in the 2015 Mardi Gras Guide.
Posted: December 19, 2014
I will be signing my new book MARDI GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY, today Friday, December 19 from 4:00-6:00 PM at Winn Dixie, 4627 WestBank Expressway in Marrero and on Saturday, December 20 from 11 AM-1 PM at Winn Dixie, 5400 Tchoupitoulas in New Orleans.
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