Mardi Gras in New Orleans is one of the best times of the year—the parades, the costumes, and the KING CAKE. If you bleed purple, green, and gold like most New Orleansians, this is the place for you. We have everything you need for a great Carnival Season—king cakes, parade schedules, activities, and more. Happy Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras 2024 is March 4, 2025

Is New Orleans Mardi Gras Family Friendly?

Living away from New Orleans for a few years, this is probably the number one thing I heard from those who have only experienced or heard about Mardi Gras in New Orleans on Bourbon Street.

My answer is yes, Mardi Gras in New Orleans is 100% Family Friendly! The boob flashing generally only happens on Bourbon Street by tourists. The rest of us are lined up along the parade route (mostly Uptown and/or Metairie) with our kids and friends and having a family-friendly street party. If you want to experience New Orleans Mardi Gras with kids and need ideas on where to stand, ask. We’ll be happy to help.

I Love NOLA Float in the Bacchus parade New Orleans Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Preschool Activity

Mardi Gras Preschool Activities

Mardi Gras  is our favorite time of year in New Orleans and in Pensacola! The parades, the beads, KING CAKE, and all the fun! Preschoolers like to get into the carnival spirit too. We have some Mardi Gras Preschool […]

Krewe of Endymion

2024 New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is one of the best times of the year. The parades, the costumes, KING CAKE. Mardi Gras 2024 is February 13, 2024. The fun starts before the big day with smaller neighborhood […]

Mardi Gras In Jefferson Parish

2024 Jefferson Parish Parade Schedule

To help you get ready for Mardi Gras 2024 we put together the Jefferson Parish 2024 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule! Krewe of Driftwood This neighborhood parade in Kenner is one of our favorites. The parade […]

Pensacola Mardi Gras

2024 MARDI GRAS EVENTS IN PENSACOLA

Mardi Gras is of our family's favorite times of the year. The floats, the parades, the fun. When we moved to Pensacola in 2017, the kids had to make sure Mardi Gras was a thing […]

Minnie Mouse on Main Street during a parade at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World

WHY YOU NEED TO CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS AT DISNEY WORLD

Have you ever thought about escaping the madness of Mardi Gras week in New Orleans, Southeast Louisiana, or along the Gulf Coast? The kids are out of school. It's the perfect time for a family vacation. Have […]

Mardi Gras Treats to make at home

FUN MARDI GRAS TREATS YOU CAN MAKE

It’s Carnival Time! Outside of Christmas, this is my favorite time of year! I love Mardi Gras and all things purple, green, and gold. And while king cake is the star of the show food-wise. […]

Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans

THROW ME SOMETHIN’, ETSY…MARDI GRAS GOODIES YOU NEED FOR OUR FAVORITE ETSY SHOPS!

The Mardi Gras spirit has descended upon the state of Louisiana and we are ready to Mardi Gras Mambo our way to Fat Gras. Look no further for your guide to everything Mardi Gras on Etsy! Below you’ll find […]

Mardi Gras Health Tips

TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY DURING CARNIVAL SEASON

It's Carnival Time!  King cakes, parades, and parties are right around the corner. With multiple viruses, Covid, RSV, the flu, and other viruses going around, staying healthy is a top priority. Here are seven tips for staying […]

Tips to celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans Sober

TIPS FOR ENJOYING A HAPPY SOBER MARDI GRAS

As the rest of the world recovers from the holidays and settles in for the rest of winter here in New Orleans we gear up for Mardi Gras. I am headed into my 3rd year as a sober […]

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Preschool Mardi Gras Sensory Bin

Celebrate Mardi Gras with toddlers and preschoolers with a Mardi Gras Sensory Bin. Sensory bins are great for little ones to explore textures and all of their senses. They are also a good way to incorporate a little […]

Mardi Gras Bead Painting for early childhood Mardi Gras thematic unit art

MARDI GRAS BEAD PAINTING

One of my favorite ways to celebrate Mardi Gras with kids is through art. Preschoolers love to paint, and it's more about the process for them than it is about the finished product. That's why this Mardi Gras bead […]

Krewe of House Floats Mardi Gras New Orleans on St. Charles Ave

NEW ORLEANS KREWE OF HOUSE FLOATS: A NEW MARDI GRAS TRADITION

In response to the Pandemic, this new Mardi Gras tradition emerged to help us celebrate Carnival in 2021. I got the chance to chat with Megan Boudreaux, the founder of Krewe of House Floats, in […]

Special Needs child at Mardi Gras in New Orleans

6 TIPS FOR SURVIVING MARDI GRAS WITH A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD

Everyone in New Orleans LOVES going to Mardi Gras Parades, Right? My daughter says she “loves celebrating them more than her own birthday.” She loves the excitement and being out in the community amongst peers. We always get there early […]

Easy DIY Mini King cake

Easy DIY Mini King Cakes For Mardi Gras

Carnival season means one thing in New Orleans, KING CAKE! And while there seem to be king cakes available everywhere sometimes, you want to make your own semi-homemade king cake. Or maybe you live elsewhere in a place where […]

DIY King Cake for Mardi Gras in New Orleans filled with cream cheese

“Semi-Homemade” DIY KING CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FILLING

Sometimes during Carnival Season, ( Twelfth Night (January 6th) – Mardi Gras Day (February 21st) you just want a king cake. Sometimes you want a king cake when your favorite New Orleans bakeries are closed, or you […]