Mardi Gras News

Amos Morale III
August 20, 2019 - 10:43 am
Nancy Parker was set to be the Grand Marshal of the 2020 Nyx parade, according to the popular Krewe’s Facebook page. The FOX 8 reporter, who was one of two that died in a plane crash last week, had accepted the invitation to lead the parade down the route about five weeks ago, the post reads. “She...
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Chris Miller
June 17, 2019 - 3:31 pm
Jefferson Parish officials today announced it has filled the hole in its Family Gras parade schedule left by the Krewe of Caesar's announcement it will no longer parade. The Krewe of Centurions will move from the Friday before Fat Tuesday to the first parade weekend and roll that Saturday. "Family...
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Chris Miller
June 12, 2019 - 2:54 pm
Mardi Gras is returning to Kenner after a 28-year absence. The city and the Krewe of Isis announced plans to parade in 2020. "The krewe of Isis has decide to come to the city of Kenner to parade," said Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn. Zahn called it a homecoming -- the all female krewe began in Kenner in the...
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Chris Miller
June 11, 2019 - 2:10 pm
The Krewe of Isis is moving to a new route in Kenner, reports The New Orleans Advocate . Isis began as a Kenner krewe, but has been a fixture on the Veteran Memorial Boulevard route in Metairie for the last 40 years. The Advocate reports the new route will begin at Esplanade Mall in Kenner, and...
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Jim Hanzo
May 02, 2019 - 8:42 am
Would the Krewe of Caesar be interested in moving to the City of Kenner and remaining in Jefferson Parish? Captain Bob Carnesi recently announced that Caesar is ending it's successful run after 40 years, but Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn is inviting them to parade in Kenner. In fact Zahn said the doors are...
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March 07, 2019 - 7:43 pm
(WWL.com) - Fat Tuesday had come and gone and this year presented a longer carnival season. Plenty of King Cakes were consumed as part of the celebration. Bakery Director for Rouse's Markets Michelle Knight said they have seen record sales for the sugary treat. “We’re still pumping them out today...
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March 07, 2019 - 7:32 pm
(WWL.com) - Twenty horses used in Mardi Gras parades this year have found new homes following a volunteer effort by the Humane Society of Louisiana. In past years, horses were used for the parades and then sent to auction, where they could be in danger of heading to slaughter. Humane Society...
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March 06, 2019 - 3:42 pm
The NOPD announced today that a total of 323 arrests were made citywide during the two-week period encompassing Mardi Gras 2019, a 21-percent decrease from the same time last year. In 2018, the NOPD made a total of 411 arrests during the Mardi Gras season. Of the 323 total arrests made during Mardi...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 06, 2019 - 6:59 am
At the stroke of midnight; police on foot, on horseback and in cars moved through the huge crowds on Bourbon Street. They let revelers know that Carnival had come to a close and Ash Wednesday had arrived. "Mardi Gras 2019 is now over, please clear the street," police announced over a loudspeaker as...
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Rex royalty take an extended pause in front of the charred carcass of a St. Charles Avenue mansion to make a toast, carrying on a tradition that began in 1907, at a house that looms large in krewe and Mardi Gras history in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 5:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From children clamoring for tossed strands of beads, to revelers dressed up as "blind referees" poking fun at the NFL, to high school bands marching down the street, people in New Orleans celebrated Fat Tuesday with flair and fun. Mardi Gras season began Jan. 6 and featured weeks...
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