Carnival 2017

Krewe of Bosom Buddies Parade - February 24

January 06, 2017

Dressed in colorful tu-tu’s and hats, this fun parade marches through the French Quarter the Friday before Mardi Gras. In addition to its theme-related medallions and other throws, this krewe’s prized throw is a hand-decorated bra! More info

Krewe of Cork Parade - February 17

January 06, 2017

Cheers! This walking krewe celebrates “everything wine.” About 200 members donned in wine and grape related costumes saunter through the French Quarter handing out wine centric throws to lucky recipients. More info

Krewe du Vieux Parade - February 11

January 06, 2017

Don’t miss this wild parade known for its wild satire, adult themes, and political comedy, as well as for showcasing some of the best brass and jazz bands in New Orleans! Bouncing into the role of Queen this year will be hip-hop artist, reality TV star and transgender rights advocate Big Freedia. More info

King Cake Festival

January 06, 2017

January 29 Held a short walk from the French Quarter at Champions Square, this delicious festival features a king cake tasting from the finest bakeries, live music and more. Benefits the pediatric programs at Ochsner. more information

Pardi Gras 2017

January 06, 2017

January 12-15 This annual event has been attracting revelers from around the country for what’s known as “The Ultimate French Quarter Party”! Pardi Gras caters to a special group of people known as “Parrot Heads”. The nickname refers to their love of singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett’s music and lifestyle. The event is open to anyone that loves music and a good time! More info

Joan of Arc Parade Postoned Due to Weather

January 02, 2017

PARADE UPDATE: The Krewe of Joan of Arc parade has been postponed due to weather. The parade will now roll on Saturday (Jan. 7) at 7pm.