Mardi Gras

Explore the Artistry of the Rex Parade On June 22 in New Orleans

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Explore the artistry of the Rex Parade in New Orleans with the Louisiana State Museum as historians highlight both the historic imagery and contemporary processes, featuring newly discovered footage of the 1898 parade. The event…

A Royal Affair

Lake Charles flaunts Carnival royalty at the Mardi Gras Royal Gala

Mardi Gras Bound

  The Carnival season is in full swing in New Orleans, and now is the prime time to head to the Big Easy. The weekend before Mardi Gras is when parade-goers get to witness three of the most revered ‘super…

Let's Make Carnival Parades Better

By now practically every Carnival organization in the state with enough gumption to stage a parade also has a website, even if it is put together by a neighbor’s 14-year-old. Looking at what is online I have concluded that there…

What Chivalry Built

Mark Twain did not think much of the building in Baton Rouge that we refer to as the Old State Capitol. Twain called it one of the ugliest buildings on the Mississippi. The building, he said, was representative of Southern…

Great Louisiana Quiz - Mardis Gras Tribes

1. Pictured here are a group of kids who are part of the next generation of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians. Indian tribes can be seen several times during the year. Which is not one of those times? A.…

Mardi Gras Rhythms

There are two different strands to the music of Carnival in Louisiana - both can get you moving

Carnival in New Orleans

Pictured here are members of the Mondo Kayo Social and Marching Club on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans. If it is true that blondes have more fun, what can be assumed, from this picture, about people whose hair is pink…

Masquerade

As our carriage approached the building that houses the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu in Lake Charles, a group of masked revelers was waiting in the parking lot. When the mule stopped, the revelers approached us and began tossing…