Carnival Coverage

King Cake Cocktails

  If you are fortunate enough to live within a 100-mile radius of Jackson Square, you, no doubt, have multiple opportunities just about every day to enjoy a cherished and delicious Carnival custom, King Cake. The usual is still the…

Angela Hill Named Krewe of Nyx Grand Marshal

NEW ORLEANS (press release) — Angela Hill, a mainstay on the local television airwaves for nearly 40 years, will lead this year’s Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade.  “Angela Hill is New Orleans,” said Nyx founder and Captain Julie Lea. “She…

Foo Fighters And The Fillmore Announce "Krewe du Foo"

NEW ORLEANS (press release) — Foo Fighters and The Fillmore have assembled their Krewe du Foo, Broken Hearts Social Club Parade to roll Feb. 14 kicking off the grand opening weekend of The Fillmore at Harrah’s Casino making the band…

King Cake Festival Proceeds Help Families In Need

Kathleen McCulla is the Director of Special Events in the Department of Philanthropy at Ochsner Health System.  In this podcast, McCulla offers details about the hospital’s annual King Cake Festival. This year, 2019, is the sixth year for this popular…

Quintessential Carnival

  I once had a conversation with a man who was an official of the Knights of Hermes. He was effusive about the group’s upcoming parade. “It will be the most beautiful ever,” he exclaimed. He also mentioned the parade’s…

3 Years When Mardi Gras Helped Save the City

  This year marks the 40th anniversary of a season in which Carnival helped save the city from outside forces and general greed. What happened that year, 1979, was way beyond street level frivolity but a gritty example of civic…

Carnival Arrives

  Just when New Years passes us by and we think we might get a chance to catch our collective breath – the Carnival season arrives.  As usual, there are some great parties planned to mark the start of the…

Celebrate Carnival with Tank and The Bangas

Tank and The Bangas at One Eyed Jacks As we roll into the second weekend of Carnival, the shows just keep getting better. This weekend One Eyed Jacks has a great series of events. Tomorrow night Tank and The Bangas will be playing…

Mardi Gras Bound

  The Carnival season is in full swing in New Orleans, and now is the prime time to head to the Big Easy. The weekend before Mardi Gras is when parade-goers get to witness three of the most revered ‘super…

Carnival Kicks Into High Gear

  Carnival Parties With the Carnival season kicking into high gear this weekend there are a number of great local events to put fill out the hours between parades.    Kermit Ruffins at Bullet’s Sports Bar - Thursday This is…

Krewe of Cocktails

  Carnival season is ground zero for people who love to have a great cocktail; as drinks are available morning, noon and well into the night.  There is plenty to see and do during this most festive time of year; and…

Bacchus Stories: An Anniversary for the Wine God

  Bacchus is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, leaving a legacy of more stories than there are beads dangling from the oaks along the avenue. Here are a few of its stories: What do you do when your star says he is…

A Guide to the St. Charles Parade Route

Porta-Potties The city of New Orleans offers free porta-potties (that I personally saw being cleaned twice on the Saturday before Mardi Gras 2017) on the neutral ground side of Napoleon Avenue, catty-corner to Superior Seafood, as well as on the…