Mardi Gras Blog

Louisiana June Festivals for Foodies

Though summer in Louisiana is considered to be a ‘slow’ season, it can be great time to visit. Typically flights and hotel rates will be at their lowest and there are plenty of festivals that will keep you busy. Most Read more >

Jazz Fest Like A Local

Jazz Fest Like A Local It’s finally time for the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which many locals consider to be their favorite time of year… besides Mardi Gras, of course! And just like carnival Read more >

Six Louisiana Festivals to Attend this Spring

Did you know that there are more than 400 festivals in Louisiana each year? French Quarter Fest is just one of many kicking off the season this weekend!  From the Black Bear Festival to the Strawberry Festival, there is sure Read more >

Mardi Gras World’s Guide: NOLA with Kids

What’s the first thought you have when you think about New Orleans? Chances are what comes to mind isn’t child-friendly. Maybe it’s because of the city’s lively night scene, but it is actually the perfect destination to bring your whole Read more >

New Orleans Ultimate King Cake Guide

What is Mardi Gras without king cake? If you are in New Orleans during carnival season you know that there is no shortage of this sweet treat here. Additionally, did you know that king cakes can come in all different Read more >

Mardi Gras 2017 Parade Schedule & Throws

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Obviously, here at Mardi Gras World, we’re fortunate enough to celebrate Mardi Gras year-round. But Mardi Gras 2017 is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be happier. Take a look at Read more >


How Big Is Mardi Gras? It’s very big. The most recent season included 54 parades and featured 1,061 floats, 588 marching bands, and more than 135,000 participants. The combined parade routes covered 301 miles and the processions were on the Read more >

What to Pack on Your Trip to New Orleans

Sure, you can check your weather app on your iPhone the week of your trip, but New Orleans weather has a knack for being unpredictable. Check out our seasonal tips on what to pack, whether you’re coming during spring, summer, Read more >