Mardi Gras ’24: Parade Pizzazz in NOLA

What is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, preceded Ash Wednesday, marking the end of feasting before Lent in Christian tradition.

Mardi Gras ’24

Mardi Gras ’24 kicked off on Friday, Feb 9th and culminated on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Carnival Crescendo

Carnival season peaked on Tuesday, featuring parades, street parties and an epic outdoor costume festival in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

Star-Studded Spectacle

Monday night sparkled with the Krewe of Orpheus parade, co-founded by actor-musician Harry Connick Jr. & attended by celebs such as Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka

Parade Highlights

Pirates, mimes, giant bananas and Ken from Barbie filled the streets while judges with white-wigs and a green gorilla added flair.

Bourbon Street Bash

Reverlers, donning capes, wigs, colorful gemstone jewelry, danced as Latin beats filled the air. Bourbon Street buzzed with eclectic costumes.

Rhythms of the Streets

Drummers, stilt walkers & trumpet players adorned giant bead necklaces and earrings, mesmerizing crowds.

Guardians of the Festival

NOPD Suptd. Anne Kirkpatrick joined Mayor Cantrell for the midnight Bourbon Street sweep, marking the end of Mardi Gras.

Keep the Spirit Alive!

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