The Mardi Gras Photos That Make You Wish You Were There

February 12, 2013 | By | Comments (5)

As Mardi Gras comes to a close, we reached out to our friends in the Gulf to see how the South celebrated Carnival season this year. From Mobile to the Crescent City the crowds didn’t disappoint. Take a peek at some of our favorite images from the NOLA Defender, and the Mobile Mask, then show us your Mardi Gras experience using #SLMardiGras on Twitter and Instagram. Keep it clean guys.

NOLA Defender, a digital daily that covers the Crescent City, shows us how its done in New Orleans.

Krewe of Thoth 610 Stomper

The 610 Stompers in Krewe of Thoth. You gotta love a guy in sweat gear/ Photo courtesy Suzzette Addison via NOLADefender.com

Elvis at Krewe of Thoth

This Elvis float in the Krewe of Thoth parade goes out to our very-own Elvis aficionado, Erin Street/ Photo courtesy Suzzette Addison via NOLADefender.com

Krewe of Thoth Green Ladies

The Krewe of Thoth gals make being green look easy/ Photo courtesy Suzzette Addison via NOLADefender.com

We think this Krewe of Mid-City guy is in love/ Photo courtesy Katherine Hogan via NOLADefender.com

We think this Krewe of Mid-City guy is in love/ Photo courtesy Katherine Hogan via NOLADefender.com

Krewe of Mid-City Girl

This Krewe of Mid-City girl is fierce/ Photo courtesy Katherine Hogan via NOLADefender.com

Krewe of Hermes

The Krewe of Hermes paraded with more than 600 people for its “The Theatrical Baroque” show/ Photo courtesy Brandon Robert via NOLADefender.com

Krewe of Hemes

No shenanigans needed for beads at Krewe of Hermes/ Photo by Brandon Robert via NOLADefender.com

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Bead Bags

How many beads does it take to throw a New Orleans’ Mardi Gras? Photo courtesy Sarah Esenwein via NOLADefender.com

Krewe of Barkus

The furry stars of the Krewe of Barkus are the cutest/ Photo courtesy Sarah Esenwein via NOLADefender.com

Krewe of Bacchus

The Krewe of Bacchus was one of the first “superkrewes” when it was established in 1968/ Photo courtesy Brandon Robert via NOLADefender.com

And Mobile Mask, which launched a digital edition last year and print this year, represents Mobile, the oldest (and most family-friendly) Carnival celebration, dating back to 1703.

Mobile bear

Now prepare for an overload of cuteness from the Mystics of Ashland Place parade in Mobile/ Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

Mobile conductor

Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

Mobile cop

Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

Mobile Donut Baby

So clever/ Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

So clever/ Photo courtesy Mobile Mask
Mobile fire truck

Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

Mobile flower girl

Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

Mobile girl in pink

Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

Mobile mouse

Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

Mobile Dr. Seuss

Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

Mobile tea party

Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

Suburban Gras

Suburban Mardi Gras in Mobile/ Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

Mobile king cake

Battiste Bakery & Blends makes a banana foster king cake/ Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

Mardi Gras Donuts

Krispy Kreme’s King Cake doughnuts. Yum! / Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

Food Cake pops

Cream & Sugar’s Mardi Gras Cake Balls / Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

Mobile Gras hat

Mobile Mask’s Steve Joynt took more than 20 hours to decorate this helmet using only Mardi Gras beads/ Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

Mobile band

Mystics of Ashland Place parade/ Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

Mobile Moon

From the Pharoah’s Parade on Saturday/ Photo courtesy Mobile Mask

COMMENTS

  1. Tonja

    Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and
    I am waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.

    July 8, 2014 at 5:19 pm
  2. Wilmark Johnatty

    Mardi Gras in Trinidad & Tobago:
    http://www.wilmark.johnatty.com/c2k13

    February 16, 2013 at 8:18 pm
  3. M

    I think that #6 is from Krewe d’etat, not Hermes.

    February 13, 2013 at 11:33 am
  4. doroteaterracini

    ust before I looked at the receipt that said $8440, I didnt believe …that…my mom in-law woz like they say truley bringing home money in their spare time from there new laptop.. there best friend has been doing this for under 13 months and a short time ago paid the morgage on their condo and purchased a great audi. this is where I went……….. BIT40.ℂOℳ

    February 12, 2013 at 8:38 pm
  5. latinpeoplenews

    Reblogged this on Latin People News.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:37 pm

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