2018 Mardi Gras Around Louisiana
List of 2018 Louisiana Mardi Gras Locations
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
New Orleans has long been known since 1857 for its Mardi Gras celebration before Lent each year.
Today, Mardi Gras is celebrated by krewes in cities and towns all around Louisiana.
This magnificent, costumed, beaded and feathered carnival is rich with tradition and is all about having a good time!
The traditional Mardi Gras colors, dating back to 1892, are purple (justice), green (faith) and gold (power).
Mardi Gras is always on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The day before Mardi Gras is known as Shrove Monday or Lundi Gras.
Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, will next be celebrated in Louisiana on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Parades will begin in many locations in January.
Included below is a list of highlights of the extensive Mardi Gras carnival season scheduled in Louisiana during 2018, focusing on long-running Krewes and those with widespread appeal. Click on city/parish links for details and parade schedules and dates.
We recommend you check with individual parade sponsors to determine the latest parade schedules, routes, times and other information.
Where to See Mardi Gras Parades in Louisiana in 2018
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Louisiana Mardi Gras Parade (Photograph courtesy of Louisiana Travel)