Main weekend of Mardi Gras kicks off in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (WCMH) — Mardi Gras celebrations are well underway in New Orleans. Dozens of parades are happening this weekend with traditional-style floats as they go down streets lined with crowds of people–of course–throwing beads.

Bands also march along playing jazz-style music.

Celebrations will continue through Tuesday (Fat Tuesday) the actual day of Mardi Gras.

For the weekend’s schedule, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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