Carnival Coverage

WWLTV Eye on Carnival: Dancing in the Streets

In this WWLTV Eye on Carnival, our own Errol Laborde explains how the dancing groups that you will see in NYX, Muses and many other parades over the next week are the best new thing to happen to Carnival in years.

New Orleans Carnival 2017 by Arthur Hardy

Arthur Hardy, a native New Orleanian, is one of the world's preeminent authorities on all aspects of New Orleans’ famous Mardi Gras celebration. In this podcast, he shares some behind-the-scenes stories about our Carnival krewes. These stories illustrate how these…

Carnival never ends at ARC of Greater New Orleans

Margie Perez is the Recycling Coordinator for ARC of Greater New Orleans. Many people may be familiar with the Mardi Gras bead recycling program that ARC provides. Not only does ARC keep these beads out of landfills, but its recycling…

Carnival in Pictures

I am not a photographer. These are not good pictures. One of them isn’t even my picture. But these pictures accurately tell the story of the 2016 Carnival for the Crawford-Peyton family. We went to Muses. It was cold. It…

Musical Mardi Gras in Images

When Carnival rolls around, the musical culture of New Orleans spills out of the clubs, schools and backyards into the streets. This year the diversity of bands, marching clubs and dance troupes was truly staggering. Taken together these groups represent…

Carnival Weird

Things are beginning to get weird. I am not talking about the “I thought I left my keys on the sideboard, but now they are in the bathroom” sort of weird. I am not talking about “the actor Elijah Wood…

Carnival Freedom

The national French motto: Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité (Liberty, Equality and Fraternity), is the perfect description of Carnival in New Orleans. Everyone is allowed a maximum amount of freedom of expression; everyone can celebrate equally; and we are all family.  For…

New Orleans Carnival History and Traditions part 2

John Magill, New Orleans’ historian, picks up where he left off in the previous podcast. John draws upon his seemingly unending store of knowledge to offer insights about the history and cultural traditions of Carnival in New Orleans. For anyone…

Carnival Through the Eyes of a Child

I am not the kind of person who likes to argue with strangers. I am nonconfrontational to a fault and will go along to get along with just about anything. So when I say I got into a shouting match…

Hail the Carnival Spirit(s)!

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who revere the season and revel in Carnival, and everyone else. There is no in-between. Either you get it, or you leave town. For those who don’t know, which includes…

Party Primer

Tips for hosts and guests for being prepped and peppy throughout Carnival season

Chewbacchus

And so it's back! Mardi Gras, the time that chases away seasonal affective disorder by coming around each year right in between the holidays and spring. While the rest of the country is trudging through January and February in cold and…

RTA 2016 MARDI GRAS RIDER'S GUIDE

Starting Saturday through Fat Tuesday, before you head out the door be sure to plan your trip by checking out the RTA Rider's Guide which includes alternate routes and detours. Click here to visit the website or click here to…