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Mardi Gras 2015: Parents, what are your secrets for a kid-friendly Carnival?

David Lee Simmons, | The Times-Picayune

What parades in particular do you target on your parade calendar as one that's best to take your kids, and why? What other Carnival-related events or activities d... More »

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Hidden Treasures: Carnival Edition, and more things to do in New Orleans Tuesday

Cate Root, | The Times-Picayune

Hidden Treasures: Carnival Edition will showcase Mardi Gras artifacts at Louisiana State Museum on Tuesday (Jan. 27). Hidden Treasur... More»

Louisiana Outdoors

South of New Orleans, Rex rides to town on a wave of wahoo

Todd Masson, | The Times-Picayune

Kevin Beach has more affection for the Mardi Gras season than almost anyone else in South Louisiana. The Venice-based charter captain will likely never serve as King of C... More»

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Reader shares vintage New Orleans Mardi Gras video footage from 1954

Keith I. Marszalek, | The Times-Picayune

Stephen Elmer of Slidell, Louisiana shares this great footage from Mardi Gras in New Orleans, 1954. From Stephen: "This is some Mardi Gras footage filmed by my Uncle L.J.... More»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras news, updates, and alerts on your phone from

Keith I. Marszalek, | The Times-Picayune

Just in time for Mardi Gras 2015 we've rolled out an app for both iPhone and Android users. Get the latest news, parade news, schedules and updates, weather alerts, watch... More»

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2015 Mardi Gras live ParadeCam schedule

Keith I. Marszalek, | The Times-Picayune

Watch Mardi Gras parades roll down St. Charles Avenue in the heart of Uptown New Orleans. We're back in 2015 with a full slate of live webcasts from Fat Harry's at the co... More»

East Jefferson Community News

Mardi Gras artist to discuss his book in Metairie

Earl Hodges

 If you  want to get in the mood, for Mardi Gras, head over to the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. and listen to artist Bo... More»

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras 2015: 9 parades to roll this weekend

Cate Root, | The Times-Picayune

Mardi Gras 2015 draws near, as nine parades roll throughout New Orleans and surrounding areas, Saturday (Jan. 31) and Sunday (Feb. 1). More»

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Krewe of Slidellians Mardi Gras parade rolls on north shore in perfect weather

Lisa Frazier Page, | The Times-Picayune

The Krewe of Slidellians paraded in perfect Mardi Gras weather midday Sunday, as crowds tailgated along the traditional Slidell route. With temperatures in the low-60s an... More»

New Orleans Entertainment News

2015 King Cake Festival: Here's to the winners (and thousands of happy eaters Sunday)

Kathleen Flynn, | The Times-Picayune

More than 12,000 people turned out for the second annual Mardi Gras King Cake Fest at Champions Square on Sunday (Jan. 25) to enjoy the Mardi Gras classic in a variety of... More»

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Billy Nungesser uses Washington Mardi Gras to campaign for lieutenant governor

Mark Schleifstein, | The Times-Picayune

Among the dozens waiting at Reagan National Airport for a flight back to New Orleans on Sunday (January 25) after the conclusion of Washington Mardi Gras was former Plaqu... More»

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