Not all Mardi Gras celebrations are created equal. Go off the beaten parade route to find the weirdest, craziest and most authentic ways Louisianians enjoy Carnival season.
Extra Cajun. Extra entertaining.
Experience the thrill of authentic traditions like the squeezebox shootout, gumbo cookoffs and the chasing of the chickens at a traditional Courir de Mardi Gras.
Middle of it all.
Take a Mardi Gras road trip with pit stops for King Cakes, po'boys, classic car shows, masked balls and a whole lot more.
Fun on the up and up.
From flying hot dogs thrown at parades to costumed wiener dogs starring in them, enjoy all of the normal-to-us Mardi Gras sights and sounds.
Old Louisiana. New experiences.
Explore iconic architecture, watch an eccentric parade featuring pink flamingos and enjoy some of the oldest celebrations near the Louisiana State Capitol.
Southern flavor. Quirky adventures.
Watch a parade for everything but ordinary. From the decorated lawn mowers competition to the boat parade, every day of Mardi Gras is something else.
The Granddaddy of grand celebrations.
Watch parades roll and dance along to late-night jazz, brass and funk in the city of untraditional traditions—with new surprises every year.