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Mardi Gras

Carnival details from the City of New Orleans

Mardi Gras Info from the City of New Orleans

Mardi Gras is more than just king cakes and beads. It is a religious holiday, a season of traditions that we celebrate every year, and a time that our community comes together in formal, fun, and often unexpected ways. With COVID-19 cases at high rates, celebrations will need to look very different this year in order to keep our residents safe.

The vaccine and mask requirements currently in place will remain in effect through Mardi Gras. That means masks are required in all indoor spaces, and everyone will need proof of vaccination (or a recent negative test) to enter bars, restaurants and event venues. To live, work, and celebrate in our City, we all need to protect ourselves.

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Find restrooms, first aid stations, lost children stations, and vendors along the parade route in Routewise.

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