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Mardi Gras - Tips from a NOLA Native

So your kid is going to Mardi Gras, and you have no idea what to expect.

Mardi Gras is celebrated in many places in the weeks leading up to Lent, but New Orleans is one of the most known. Different “Krewes” (basically social clubs) host balls and parades, scheduled all throughout the Mardi Gras season. These parades run from the Uptown neighborhood down to the French Quarter.