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All About Mardi Gras - The Master List

Parades, Dates, Photos, Traditions, King Cake, Krewes, Beads, Costumes...

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Get the essentials much more all about New Orleans Mardi Gras and Carnival from this Master List of Links from your New Orleans About.com Guide including dates, parades, costumes, traditions, king cake, 12th night, costumes, Lundi Gras, Family Gras, dog parades, etc.

What is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras - Explained...

When is Mardi Gras? Now and in the Future

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A list of the dates of Mardi Gras, current and future, as well as how the date is determined each year.

2013 Parade Schedule for Mardi Gras

2013's Parade Schedule for Mardi Gras is mixed up this year due to the Super Bowl being played in the New Orleans Superdome right in the middle of Carnival season. It will add to the excitement and frenzy of the season, but a entire parade weekend was rescheduled.

Check out the list which include parades in New Orleans proper as well as the suburbs like Mandeville, Slidell, Metairie and the West Bank. In addition to the typical and super Mardi Gras parades, the list includes the Barkus dog parade which takes over the French Quarter, Chewbacchus Sci-Fi DIY parade in the Marigny, and the Bilge water parade in Slidell.

Off Beat Mardi Gras - DYI Parades and Alternative Krewes

The creativity and fun is high in a big New Orleans Mardi Gras trend - Do-It-Youself and Alternative parades

Dog Parades - Barkus, Pawdi Gras, Pawdi Gras, Arfus

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These New Orleans parades are not only pet-friendly, your dog can be a member of the krewe and part of the parade. There's a whole Canine Mardi Gras Season now in New Orleans and here's the scoop on the parades from the French Quarter to the North Shore.

Photos from the Marigny on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans

The newest center of a unique Mardi Gras celebration is the Marigny, an historic New Orleans Neighborhood, with an all-day party on Frenchmen Street. Creative costumes are the norm and you'll find unexpected things like a giant Trojan Horse shooting confetti over the crowd.

Photos from Dog Parades in Metro New Orleans

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Photographs from the popular Mardi Gras Dog Parades in New Orleans.

Photos of Maskers on the Ferry on Mardi Gras Day

Take the ferry to the Mardi Gras in New Orleans and you'll see lots of costumes before you land on Canal St.

Chewbacchus - Sci-fi Mardi Gras Parade

Chewbacchus is the new sci-fi Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans. It has a DIY parade and post-parade sci-fi costume party on Bacchus Sunday, fhe Sunday before Fat Tuesday.

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