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. 

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