Mardi Gras Parades in New Orleans proper take a break this weekend, as you probably know, since the city will be bursting with Super Bowl parties and events, not to mention the game. If you can't wait, there will be Carnival parades in Jefferson Parish and St. Tammany Parish this weekend. And Carnival will be back in full force in the City of New Orleans on the following weekend through Mardi Gras.
More French Market Carnival: There's a new celebration of Lundi Gras in the French Market, "Fat Monday at the French market" with brass bands, kid activities and more. It's sure to fast become another Carnival tradition. And, the annual Mardi Gras Mask Market in the French Market is set for February 8-11, 2013 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Get more Mardi Gras scoop here and stay tuned with me at this blog.