Twelfth Night (Jan. 6) will see more parading action this year as the Funky Uptown Krewe gets on a streetcar to ride along St. Charles Avenue after the Phunny Phorty Phellows.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus will parade two weeks earlier than usual during the upcoming Carnival season because of a lack of enough bomb-sniffing dogs to sweep its Marigny route and other security resources, one of the krewe’s captains…
The 2019 edition of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus' parade will happen earlier than usual, according to a WWL-TV report, because of a lack of bomb-sniffing dogs needed to secure the growing parade's route.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Jefferson Parish is hoping to inject some new life into its waning Carnival parade season by loosening requirements on the number of marching bands that krewes must have to roll along the Metairie route.
Friday, October 12, 2018
People have been complaining for years about problems with the Mardi Gras parades in Metairie. Although the idea is not finalized, it appears that the Jefferson Parish Council is about to make major changes to them in hopes that a new route will …
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Jefferson Parish officials are discussing changes to Carnival that would flip the traditional Metairie parade route and hold the annual Family Gras concert celebration at the Clearview Shopping Center.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
First, sexual harassment allegations made Naaman Stewart persona non grata at Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club events. Now the claims against him have apparently cost him his crown.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
August is about as far in the calendar as one can get from Mardi Gras — either the last one or the next one.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Monday, March 05, 2018
Weeks before their ball, Krewe of Armeinius members congregated in their 5,000-square-foot Mid-City den, putting finishing touches on 25-plus large-scale costumes. Featuring wood superstructures, wirework, foam, tape, hot glue, glitter, wire and r…
Thursday, March 01, 2018
The Children’s Carnival Club of New Orleans, founded in 1925, recently held its first past queens' luncheon in the Capitol Room at Antoine’s. Past queens in attendance were, seated, Kristina Schwing Bickham; and, standing from left, Emily Elizabet…
Sunday, February 18, 2018
The Morris-Downman House, residence of Mrs. George R. Montgomery, was the location for the recent luncheon of former queens of the Mystick Krewe of Comus. She reigned as Anne Cameron Kock in 1947. Last year, Miss Avery Scott Rowan ruled. Others as…
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The last float is gone, and the house is full of Mardi Gras beads. Choose a few special ones to keep or give to friends far away, and bring the rest to the following collection points so that beads can be reused and recycled.
On Mardi Gras, my 10-year-old daughter, Sophie, crouched along a curb in the French Quarter, her “dark angel” cape pooling in the gutter, happily scooping up superballs like they were sapphires.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
New Orleans police and law enforcement officials symbolically closed Bourbon Street with horses, signaling the end of Mardi Gras.
The annual Bourbon Street costume contest and Societe de Saint Anne walking parade are unique, annual parts of Mardi Gras in New Orleans
After Zulu and Rex roll in New Orleans, truck parades Elks Orleanians and Crescent City followed on Mardi Gras.
Zulu parade, with Spike Lee and several Saints players aboard, rolled in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. Rex‚ the oldest parading Carnival organization, presents its 137th parade, which salutes the early days of the history of New Orleans with its them…
The Mardi Gras tradition of the Northside Skull and Bones dates back to about 1819 when the gang began walking the streets at dawn, singing songs and beating drums to alert neighborhoods of the coming of Mardi Gras.
When the King of Carnival rolls down St. Charles Avenue on his magical ride, he will make a number of stops along the route to toast and talk. But one select spot will hold special importance for His Majesty: the royal reviewing stands at the Inte…
If you're at Mardi Gras, you're already ahead of the game. But some people seem to know how to have the most fun, find the best spots, catch the shiniest throws and see the eye-poppingest sights. Are you one of them?
Monday, February 12, 2018
The climactic day of the Carnival season commences as usual at 8 a.m. with the Zulu parade, which salutes the city's tricentennial. Spike Lee rides as grand marshal, a role he also played in 2003.
When the Southern University Marching Band marches with the Krewe of Zulu parade on Tuesday, it will be the culmination of a great season that didn't play out on the football field.
Proteus and Orpheus parades roll through the streets of New Orleans on Monday, starting at 5:15 p.m. Krewe Cam, sponsored by Gardner Realtors, will go live as the parades pass The New Orleans Advocate's St. Charles Avenue office!
Tessina Williams lives in Texas now, but she has never missed a Mardi Gras weekend at home in New Orleans. Well, she missed one, but she doesn't like to talk about that.
Tuesday will mark the end of the New Orleans area's most famous season and the start of its second-most famous.
The Dead Beans Parade, a spin off of the Red Beans Parade, marches from Bayou St. John to Treme led the Panorama Jazz Band and with costumes covered in bean decorations.
Rarely can an entire phenomenon in Mardi Gras be attributed to one man, but when it comes to the history of truck parades, that is not the case. The undisputed father of the trucking tradition is Chris Valley.
When Brent Darien Washington Sr. was a little boy growing up on Montegut Street, he didn’t think much about Zulu, one way or another.
An early Mardi Gras means that every weekend between now and Fat Tuesday will be filled with parades. Here's a rundown of all the parades in the New Orleans area from Jan. 27 to Mardi Gras on Feb. 13.
Five New Orleans Saints players will ride in the Krewe of Zulu parade on Mardi Gras Day, the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Inc. announced on Monday.
A little rain (and a big puddle) didn’t dampen the spirits of paradegoers in New Orleans over the big Carnival weekend.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Speaking of petitions, the news that 46 tons of old Mardi Gras beads were found in clogged St. Charles Avenue catch basins that crews cleaned in recent months has prompted a Care2 petition asking the city to ban Mardi Gras beads or require biodegr…
On Lundi Gras, you can watch Zulu arrive by boat and Rex arrive by train near the Riverwalk, and then you can see back-to-back parades that span two centuries of parading history.
The threat of thunderstorms on what locals call "Bacchus Sunday" made it look like spectators would have to contend with a full day of soggy parading, but it didn’t stop diehard fans from staking out their spots to enjoy the 50th anniversary editi…
The Krewe of Bacchus and its 2018 king, longtime actor J.K. Simmons, rolled through New Orleans on Sunday. Simmons, who has been acting in films and on Broadway for more than 40 years, most recently portrayed commissioner James Gordon in the "Just…
Whenever there’s a discussion about which Carnival krewes have earned the designation "super," there is never a doubt that the Krewe of Orpheus debuted as a charter member of the club.
On Sunday, the Corps de Napoleon rolled for the 38th time while Athena, an all-female krewe founded in 2014, wowed Metairie crowds.
The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Inc. had to scramble at the last minute to find another entertainer for its annual coronation ball Friday evening after one of the musicians scheduled to perform suffered an injury.
New Orleans native and Endymion grand marshal Jon Batiste surprised a Mississippi university drum line by joining them for a jam session during the parade.
The St. Charles Parish-based Krewe of Des Allemands parade was canceled while the Krewe du Monde parade in St. John the Baptist Parish was pushed back Sunday morning due to rainy weather, officials announced.