Get Ready for America's Greatest Party! Check out the Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
Mardi Gras is quickly approaching so grab your beads and get ready for some fun. Even though Mardi Gras doesn't begin until February 21st, the multitude of celebrations and parades start much earlier. To find out when and where to go, view this year's Mardi Gras parade schedule. The parades kick off on February 4th, 2012 with the Krewe du Vieux parade in the French Quarter. Krewe du Vieux is an adult themed parade that uses hand or mule drawn floats accompanied by jazz musicians and dancers. For all the parades and Mardi Gras events, everyone is encouraged to wear costumes or at least dress in Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold!
Everything Mardi Gras
View Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
Learn about Mardi Gras History
Get a peek behind the scenes with Mardi Gras Tours
Find out about the Mardi Gras Fundamentals
Brush up on the jargon with the Mardi Gras Glossary
Join us at Maison Dupuy and experience the centuries old celebration of Mardi Gras in the French Quarter!