Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Orleans Christmas: Papa Noel Rates

Crescent City Christmas: Take advantage of New Orleans hotel discounts with Papa Noel Rates!

You may call him Santa Claus, St. Nick, Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Santa or as New Orleanians call him Papa Noel. Every year, to celebrate the holiday, hotels in New Orleans offer a Papa Noel rate, which translates to some fantastic savings for the season.

Remember the lowest rates do sell out quickly and are subject to change.

Marriott and Renaissance hotels of New Orleans offers special Papa Noel rates from $89 per night. Use promotional code HOL in the Corporate/Promotional code box when making your online reservation.

Maison de Ville
Papa Noel rates starting at $99

5 Continents Bed & Breakfast
Papa Noel Rates starting at $125

Inn on Bourbon
Papa Noel Rates starting at $79

Andrew Jackson Hotel
Papa Noel Rates starting at $65

Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Papa Noel Rates starting at $94

Le Pavillon HotelPapa
Noel Rates starting at $89

Chateau Sonesta Hotel
Papa Noel Rates starting at $99

Le Richelieu
Papa Noel Rates starting at $89

Dauphine Orleans Hotel
Papa Noel Rates starting at $79

Loews New Orleans Hotel
Papa Noel Rates starting at $129

Maison Dupuy Hotel
Papa Noel Rates starting at $79

French Quarter Chateau LeMoyne
Papa Noel Rates starting at $89

The Green House Inn
Papa Noel Rates starting at $89

Hampton Inn
Papa Noel Rates starting at $69

Place d'Armes
Papa Noel Rates starting at $69

Prince Conti Hotel
Papa Noel Rates starting at $69

The Prytania Park Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center
Papa Noel Rates starting at $69

Renaissance Arts Hotel
Papa Noel Rates starting at $89

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter/CBD
Papa Noel Rates starting at $69

Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel
Papa Noel Rates starting at $99

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Papa Noel Rates starting at $99

Soniat House
Papa Noel Rates starting at $170

Holiday Inn French Quarter
Papa Noel Rates starting at $69

St. Peter House
Papa Noel Rates starting at $49

Homewood Suites by Hilton
Papa Noel Rates starting at $99

Sully Mansion Bed and Breakfast
Papa Noel Rates starting at $110

Hotel New Orleans
Papa Noel Rates starting at $69

W New Orleans
Papa Noel Rates starting at $99

Hotel Provincial
Papa Noel Rates starting at $79

Hotel St. Marie
Papa Noel Rates starting at $69

The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
Papa Noel Rates starting at $99

Hotel Maison De Ville and the Audubon Cottages
Papa Noel Rates starting at $99

Windsor Court Hotel
Papa Noel Rates starting at $149

Hotel St. Pierre French Quarter
Papa Noel Rates starting at $69

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
Papa Noel Rates starting at $109

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Summer Festivals in Louisiana 2008

Sure Jazz Fest is over but that doesn't mean Louisiana drains the swamp and heads north for the Summer.

Don't let the heat and humidity scare you away. The crowds are fewer and you'll have space to move around, slowly. Plan now and dive into some of Louisiana's great Festivals this Summer!

compiled for sources all over the internet. Be sure to confirm with the venue before heading out as times, dates and locations often change.

Back to the Beach Festival

May 30 - June 1
at the lake at the end of Williams Boulevard.
Music, food, games, crafts, car show to benefit the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

Pastries and Poboys

June 1
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M
Plano Demonstration Garden Patio
New Orleans Botanical Garden
1 Palm Drive, New Orleans
features pastries from La Louisianne, po-boys, cocktails and music from local bands

Summer Sippin Wine Tasting

June 1
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
New Orleans Botanical Garden
1 Palm Drive, New Orleans
Wine tasting, music and entertainment

Riverbend Bluegrass Festival

June 5 -7
River Bend Campground off Louisiana 16
Gospel & bluegrass music and food

Church Point Buggy Festival

June 6-8
City Park
Accordion-playing contest, Cajun music, buggy and horse-drawn carriage parade, food, rides and a children's French-speaking contest

Opelousas Spice and Music Festival

June 6-8
Evangeline Downs Racetrack
Cajun and zydeco music, food, rides, pageant parade.

Cajun Day Festival

June 7
St. Rose American Legion Hall
12188 River Road
Music, dancing, food, raffles

Juneteenth Freedom Festival

June 7-8

Gheens Bon Mange Festival

June 7-8,
Gheens Community Center
Louisiana 654

Japan Fest

June 8
New Orleans Museum of Art
Japanese drumming and dancing, food, storytelling, ikebana, bonsai, origami, calligraphy and martial arts demonstrations

Louisiana Seafood Festival

June 13-15
Various locations: Jackson Square and around French Quarter
New Orleans
Music, cooking demonstrations, tastings, cookbook signings, vendors.

Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

June 13-15
Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans
Food, cooking demonstrations, crafts, art market and music

Soul Fest

June 14-15
Audubon Zoo
New Orleans

Creole Tomato Festival

June 14-15
French Market
New Orleans
Cooking demonstrations, tomato tastings, food and music

Juneteenth Folklife Celebration

June 15
Farmer's Market
U.S. 190 East, Opelousas
African-American historical and cultural celebration with demonstrations, music and crafts.

Festival of Neighborhoods

June 21
2401 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans

Lacombe Crab Cook-Off Festival

June 21-22
John Davis Park, U.S. 190 and Twelth Street, Lacombe
Music, crab and seafood dishes, cooking competitions, crafts, rides and music

Grand Isle community Fair & Blessing of the Fleet

June 27-28
Tarpon Rodeo Pavillion

Le Festival de Viande Boucanee

June 27-28
Ville Platte

Greater Mandeville Seafood Festival

June 27-29
Jackson Avenue at Lakeshore Drive

Down Da Bayou Festival

June 27-29
Knights of Columbus Home, Dulac
Cajun/Swamp-Pop music, food, auctions, crafts, raffle and bingo

Pridefest 2008

June 28-29
Washington Square Park, 706 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans
Gay pride event with entertainment, music, drag shows, food, contests and a French Quarter parade

Pecan Ridge Summer Bluegrass Festival

July 2-5
Pecan Ridge PArk, Louisiana 952, Jackson
Bluegrass and gospel music, and crafts

Greater Mandeville Seafood Festival

July 3-6
Fontainebleau State Park
near Mandeville

Fourth of July events; around Louisiana

Lebeau Zydeco Festival

July 5
Immaculate Conception Church, U.S. 71

Louisiana Catfish Festival

July 11-13
St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Des Allemands

Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival

July 13 - 15
Across from City Hall on Highway 23, Jean Lafitte

Tales of the Cocktail

July 16-20
Hotel Monteleone and other French Quarter, New Orleans locations
Lectures, discussions, book signings, dinner pairings, cooking demonstrations, cocktail mixing seminars, walking tours, films screening a bartending course and a block party.

Morse Recreational Festival

July 17-19
Old-time street fair

Christmas In July

July 19
Ponchatoulas Historic District

Cajun French Music & Food Festival

July 19 - 20
Lake Charles, LA

Deep South Crane and Rigging Swamp Pop Music Festival

July 19-20
Lamar-Dixon Expo Center

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

July 24-26
Grand Isle, Sanddollar Marina
Oldest fishing rodeo in North America

Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration

July 25-26
St. Francisville Inn, 5720 N. Commerce St.
St. Francisville

Satchmo SummerFest

July 31 - August 3
Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans

Whitney White Linen Night

Aug. 2
Contemporary Arts Center and Warehouse Arts District, New Orleans

National Hot Air Balloon Championships

Aug. 8-10
Pennington Center and BREC's Perkins Road Park
Baton Rouge
The Southeast Regional and Louisiana State Hot Air Balloon competitions

Festival of Riches

Aug. 8-9
City Park, Cyr Gates Recreation Building, New Iberia

Le Cajun Music Awards Show & Festival

Aug. 15-17
Blackham Coliseum

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

Aug. 15-17
Main Street

Gueydan Duck Festival

Aug. 21-24
Rides, crafts, parades, skeet shoots, dog trials, duck-calling contest, Cajun food and music


Aug. 26- Sept. 1
French Quarter and CBD, New Orleans
Theater music, films, literary and culinary events

Southern Decadence Festival

Aug. 27-Sept. 1
French Quarter, New Orleans

Shrimp and Petroleum Festival

Aug. 28-Sept. 1
downtown Morgan City
Louisiana's oldest chartered harvest festival

Mamou Cajun Music Festival

August 29-30
Mamou Civic Center

Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival

Aug. 30
Zydeco festival grounds
457 Zydeco Road, Plaisance,

Creole Zydeco Festival

Aug. 31
Adam Carlson Park
St. Martinville

Rayne Frog Festival

September 5 - 7

Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival

September 12 - 14

Alligator Festival

September 26 - 28, 2008
West Bank Bridge Park in St Charles Parish under the Hale Boggs Bridge

See you at the fun!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Verna Court in the New Orleans Times Picayune

What a surprise to read an article in the Times Picayune on our old neighborhood, and featuring who else but Miss Irma! :)

Saturday, May 03, 2008
By Stephanie Bruno
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: A sliver of Faubourg St. John (in the Esplanade Ridge Historic District) snuggled up to the Fair Grounds Racetrack and wedged between the cemeteries and Esplanade Avenue. This small enclave includes three short streets -- Verna, Marie and Leda -- all carved from the extensive grounds of the landmark Luling Mansion ... READ the entire Article on

Saturday, May 03, 2008

favorite Jazz Fest artist (poll results)

For the past several months there has been a poll up here asking which artist you're most excited to see at Jazz Fest. It was a tough survey, a lot of feedback said it wasn't fair to only allow one choice. Well that's what it was asking, which single artist or group did you want to see more than any others. Here are the unscientific, unofficial and unorthodox results of this survey.
Al Green 1%   Ozomatli with Chali 2na 0%
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn 1% Pet de Kat Krewe 2%
Billy Joel 2% Randy Newman 0%
Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea 1% Rebirth Brass Band 1%
Burning Spear 0% Robert Plant and Alison Krauss 4%
Cassandra Wilson 0% Santana 4%
Del McCoury 0% Sheryl Crow 2%
Delbert McClinton 0% Steel Pulse 0%
Diana Krall 2% Stevie Wonder 24%
Dianne Reeves 0% Terrence Simien 1%
Dirty Dozen Brass Band 0% The Count Basie Orchestra feat. Patti Austin 0%
Dr. John 2% The Derek Trucks Band 2%
Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint 4% The Neville Brothers 4%
Galactic 0% The Raconteurs 4%
John Prine 4% The Radiators 4%
Keb' Mo' 2% The Roots 0%
Keyshia Cole 0% Tim McGraw 1%
Lizz Wright 0% Total votes: 142
Maze feat. Frankie Beverly 0% Tower of Power 2%
Michael Franti & Spearhead 1% Widespread Panic 3%
O.A.R. 0% Other artist 7%
As a follow-up, which artists or artist gave you the best show at JazzFest this year?
Feel free to add your comments :)

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

New Orleans Jazz Fest LIVE Webcast this weekend on AT&T Blue Room

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival live on ATT Blue Room
Exclusive Webcast of the Jazz Fest Available on AT&T blue room May 3 - 4, 2008

Festival season is in full force! AT&T blue room is delivering the best of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell via an exclusive webcast on the AT&T blue room this weekend (May 3 - 4 2008). The webcast will combine LIVE PERFORMANCES from the 2nd weekend along with archived performances from the first weekend of JazzFest, held April 25 - 27. Additionally, on-demand content will be available across the three screens -- on blue room, on AT&T U-verse(SM) TV and through Cellular Video on AT&T wireless devices starting in early June.

Here is the Webcast schedule of performers...
(All Times E.D.T.)
SATURDAY MAY 3, 2008 SUNDAY MAY 4, 2008 revised
Time Artist Time Artist
2:00 PMRoddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars2:00 PMPorter Batiste Stoltz
2:30 PMSusan Cowsill2:13 PMAlejandro Escovedo
2:38 PMTheresa Andersson Group2:40 PMPapa Grows Funk
2:53 PMKim Carson3:00 PMIvan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
3:00 PMJon Cleary3:40 PMBonerama
3:30 PMDr John4:20 PMSalvador Santana Band
3:55 PMVoice of The Wetlands All-stars4:50 PMTBD
4:40 PMThe Subdudes

6:00 PM

Art Neville
5:35 PMZac Brown

6:40 PM

The Neville Brothers
6:00 PMIrma Thomas
6:45 PMWayne Toups
7:30 PMWidespread Panic
7:40 PMTim McGraw
7:45 PMJimmy Buffet

Be aware that the Webcast SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

"We are excited to once again bring the sights and sounds of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to consumers nationwide," said Dan York, head of Content and Programming, AT&T Entertainment Services. "Last year, we opened the virtual door of the Big Easy to thousands of music fans via the blue room. This year, we're extending the experience of Jazz Fest to even more consumers in more places across the three screens that matter most to their lives -- the TV, PC and wireless device."

The Blue Room webcast will be available at 12 p.m. CDT May 3 and 4. A full lineup of artists participating in the webcast will be available on blue room soon. Fans who can't wait for the festival to begin can tune in to blue room radio, a 24-hour streaming music station, to hear interviews and performances with past and present Jazz Fest performers by visiting

"This is an exciting time of year for AT&T blue room," said Joey Schultz, vice president of AT&T Consumer Marketing. "Festival season allows us the opportunity to introduce consumers to AT&T's full lineup of products and service offerings while they enjoy exclusive live webcasts of today's top music festivals."

AFTER THE FEST! Tune in on Saturday, May 3, 2008 to for high quality LIVE AUDIO broadcast of Michael Franti & Spearhead LIVE from Tipitina's @ Jazz Fest in New Orleans. The show will begin sometime after 9:30 PM CT. Radio Johnson will be streaming Funk Radio Johnson right up till the live act hits the stage.

DURING THE FEST! Tune into WWOZ for live AUDIO broadcasts during the Jazz Fest.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Sazerac: The Official Cocktail of Louisiana?

The Sazerac is one of the oldest known cocktails, with its origins in pre-Civil War New Orleans, Louisiana. The original drink is based on a combination of Cognac and bitters created by Antoine Amédée Peychaud. Since its creation, many different recipes have evolved for the drink, usually involving some combination of Cognac, rye whiskey, absinthe, pastis, Peychaud's bitters, and Angostura bitters.

YES, there is a bill in the Louisiana Senate (Bill No. 6 by Sen. Edwin Murray, D-New Orleans) to enact R.S. 49:170.15, relative to state symbols; to designate the Sazerac as the official state cocktail; and to provide for related matters.

Murray wants the Sazerac commemorated at a festival this Summer in New Orleans as the "official state cocktail" and does not foresee any opposition. CHEERS! :)

The Sazerac cocktail was named by John Schiller in 1859 upon the opening of his Sazerac Coffee House in New Orleans. Both most likely derive their name from a popular brand of Cognac, Sazerac-du-Forge et fils .

A recipe for the Sazerac is listed in Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em by Stanley Clisby Arthur, (published in 1937).

Jeffrey Morgenthaler writes about bartending and mixology (all the way from Eugene, Oregon) and has a great blog entry on Sazerac.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Recipe for New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp - BBQ Shrimp

YatCuisine did a story on New Orleans Barbequed Shrimp, or bbq skrimps as my pal JoeP might say. It's tasty recipe and worth a read when you're thinking about your next shrimp dinner. Don't forget to fix me a plate too! :)

This is one of the easiest New Orleans dishes to make, and it's fantastic if
you're not afraid of butter. Unlike "shrimp on the barbie," when New Orleanians
think of "barbecued" shrimp, they really mean baked with lots of butter and
pepper. The dish was invented at Pascal's Manale Restaurant, uptown on Napoleon
Ave., and it's their signature entree to this day. — YatCuisine

Looking for more about BBQ Shrimp? Check out what Southern Living has to say about this spicy, buttery, and decidedly hands-on, this dish is a New Orleans classic.

Several years ago Pascale's had a lunch special, not sure if it's still on the menu... a Barbeque Shrimp Poboy! All the taste on a delicious poboy. YUM!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

some JAZZ FEST downloads for under a buck

So it's just about time for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (JazzFest) and the Frenzy of the Fest is growing in a lot of my friends.

Emails are flying, dinners are being planned, concerts and meet ups are synching. Some folks, waking up to temperatures in the 20s, have to remember the Louisiana heat and dig out their shorts and flip flops. The Fever is hitting and folks are getting ready for the Fair Grounds!

Even those who can't get to New Orleans seem to check in the music sites and listen to 'OZ a bit more and check New Orleans blogs for the latest tidbits.

If you happen to be craving more Louisiana music, in addition to your CDs, WWOZ, live shows, and other sources, here are a bunch of 99¢ MP3's to download!


Monday, March 17, 2008

Threadheads raffle supports New Orleans causes

Hey there Friends and Family,

A raffle is being conducted by a group dubbed Threadheads who support New Orleans music and culture. ALL efforts of this raffle will directly help the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation and Fest4Kids.

With each raffle ticket you purchase there are a wide variety of items to choose from including: Collectibles, Food and Drink, Tickets, Art, Gift Packs, Music, Posters, Books, Clothing, Travel, Jewelry, Photos, and where nothing fits the category of Other! For the past few years I've donated a tee shirt to be raffled, and as a matter of fact you may have received this years Pet de Kat shirt details a few days ago. Now here's your chance to grab one for about a buck :)

Everything on the raffle list is really a deal and you're supporting New Orleans music and culture too!


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pet de Kat Krewe shirts for 2008 are unveiled


After a long winter, most people are especially anxious for the first signs of spring.

Songbirds, flowering trees, and Crocus are considered by some to be those first signs, but many associate the announcement of Pet De Kat Krewe's annual tee shirt as the officical signal that it's Spring Festival Season!

Announcing the 2008 Pet de Kat Krewe tee shirt!

Super Kat!

A fictional super hero kat circling the planet, seeking out festivals, supporting live music, meeting new friends and having a load of fun along the way.

In order to accommodate the anticipated demand, these colorful design are being produced by CafePress and are available now in several shirt styles, as well as on buttons.

The PDKK invites you to browse and order this year's krewe design at

Every year the Pet de Kat Krewe designs a t-shirt for members and friends of the krewe. These shirts have a magical effect when worn at a concert, festival or just along the river. Someone may yell out "Where Y'at! Pet De Kat!" when they see you sporting your new PdKK shirts. Meet old friends, and new in your katwear.

Hey share this email with a few festive friends :) and post it to that music centric list.


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

YouTube Video: Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show at Lafayette Square in New Orleans

[VIDEO] Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show live at Lafayette Square, filmed by Scrub Brush Productions. Craig Klein, (of Bonearama), and Shamar Allen sing. Craig , who lost his house in St. Bernard and sings the first verse, "it's hard in St. Bernard. Shamar , who lost his home in the Ninth Ward sings the second verse, "the ninth ward's dissappeared". The song was scary deep that night and the five thousand folks in attendance felt it along with the band.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

2008 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival survey

The schedule has been announced for Jazz Fest 2008, a lot of buzz around the internet about names that surprised, names that were missing and "not enough jazz". So which name on the schedule are you looking forward to seeing this year?

Is an artist missing from the lineup? Someone not on the Fest Poll? Add your comments...

Thanks for voting. The poll is now CLOSED. Voting stayed open until 2nd weekend of JAZZ FEST. See a the results (to be posted soon)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

2008 Mardi Gras Parades and King Cakes

HAPPY MARTY GRAW, Y'ALL, the Mardi Gras parades are a rolling. Here is the line-up for Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans and surrounding areas leading up to Fat Tuesday!

• Phunny Phorty Phellows - Streetcar Route, 7 p.m.
• Alla - Algiers 1 p.m.
• Claude - Slidell, 7 p.m.

• Brid - Lakeview, 6:00 p.m.

• Krewe of Slidellians - Slidell, 1:00 p.m.

• Krewe du Vieux - French Quarter, 7 p.m.
• Krewe of Bilge - Oak Harbor Marina, Slidell Noon

• Little Rascals - Metairie, noon
• Perseus - Slidell, 1 p.m.

• Oshun - Uptown, 6 p.m.
• Cleopatra - West Bank, 6:30 p.m.
• Pygmalion - Uptown, 6:45 p.m.
• Excalibur - Metairie, 7 p.m.
• Atlas - Metairie, 7:30 p.m.
• Eve - Mandeville, 7 p.m.

• Choctaw - West Bank, 11:30 a.m.
• Adonis - Metairie, noon
• Pontchartrain - Uptown, 1 p.m.
• Shangri-La - Uptown, 2 p.m.
• Caesar - Metairie, 6 p.m.
• Sparta - Uptown, 6 p.m.
• Pegasus - Uptown, 6:45 p.m.
• Olympia - Covington, 6 p.m.
• Mona Lisa and Moon Pie - Slidell, 7 p.m.

• Alla - West Bank, 11:30 a.m.
• Carrollton - Uptown, Noon
• King Arthur - Uptown, 1:15 p.m.
• Barkus - French Quarter, 2 p.m.
• Rhea - Metairie, 2:00 p.m.
• Centurions - Metairie, 5:30 p.m.
• Nemesis - Chalmette 2 p.m.
• Dionysus - Slidell, 1:30 p.m.

• Druids - Uptown, 6 p.m.
• Thor - Metairie, 6:30 p.m.

• Babylon - Uptown, 5:45 p.m.
• Chaos - Uptown, 6:30 p.m.
• Muses - Uptown, 7 p.m.

• Hermes - Uptown, 6 p.m.
• d'Etat - Uptown, 6:30 p.m.
• Aquila - Metairie, 7 p.m.
• Morpheus - Uptown, 7:45 p.m.
• Selene - Slidell, 6:30 p.m.
• Orpheus - Mandeville, 7 p.m.

• NOMTOC - West Bank, 10:45 a.m.
• Iris - Uptown, 11 a.m.
• Tucks - Uptown, Noon
• Endymion - Mid-City, 4:15 p.m.
• Isis - Metairie, 6 p.m.
• Napoleon - Metairie, 6:30 p.m.

• Okeanos - Uptown, 11 a.m.
• Thoth - Uptown, 11:30 a.m.
• Adonis - West Bank, Noon
• Mid-City - Uptown, 12:15 p.m.
• Bacchus - Uptown, 5:15 p.m.
• Napoleon - Metairie, 5:30 p.m.
• Tchefuncte - Madisonville, 2 p.m.

• Proteus - Uptown, 5:15 p.m.
• Orpheus - Uptown, 6 p.m.
• Zeus - Metairie, 6:30 p.m.

• Zulu - Uptown, 8 a.m.
• Rex - Uptown, 10 a.m.
• Elks Orleans - Uptown, follows Rex
• Crescent City - Uptown, follows Elks
• Argus - Metairie, 10 a.m.
• Jefferson Trucks - Metairie, follows Argus
• Elks Jefferson - Metairie, follows Jefferson
• Grela - West Bank, 11 a.m.
• Lions - Covington, 10 a.m.
• Covington - Covington, follows Lions

Get out to the parades! Grab some beads! Don't forget your
Bead Bag. Looking for a unique bead bag? Check out

Who has the best king cake? Who's king cake ships the best? Just because it's a great king cake locally doesn't mean travels and tastes great in Wisconsin. Share your favorite king cake tips.

Mardi Gras Music!

· Gambino's Bakery, New Orleans

· Haydel's Bakery

· Randazzo's Bakery

For Parade changes and cancellations, jump over to the NOLA Parade schedule on Mardi Missing a parade? Add your updates in the comments area.