It’s hard to believe we will not have Mardi Gras festivities this year. No balls, parades, parties or group celebrations due to the pandemic and the uptick in COVID-19 cases in Louisiana. It may not be the same, but at least we can still celebrate the Carnival season virtually. A virtual celebration with music, parades, entertainment and more called ‘Mardi Gras for All Y’all’ is a 3-day event featuring iconic artists, chefs, and personalities at famous New Orleans venues including Mardi Gras World, Antoine’s, Dookie Chase’s and more.

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Though the New Orleans parades are canceled this year, you can still experience a little of the fun online by watching the virtual event live at 8 pm on February 12th, 13th, and 14th. You can watch it on nola.com, theadvocate.com, or through NOLA.com’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. John Georges, owner of NOLA.com, and Barry Kern, CEO of Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, joined forces to create the event.

They will feature some of the most iconic Mardi Gras Krewes and clubs including Rex, Zulu, Bacchus, Endymion, Muses, Tucks, Iris, Hermes, Armeinius, Orpheus, Argus, Cleopatra, Femme Fatale, Krewe of Red Beans, Baby Dolls, Mardi Gras Indians, Northside Skull and Bones, and Cajun Mardi Gras.

We wanted to produce a free virtual event to showcase New Orleans and Louisiana for those who love Mardi Gras around the globe. – John Georges, owner of NOLA.com

The event features 90 individual segments, including 51 features and 20 performances.

The parades may be cancelled this year but the spirit of Mardi Gras will be in full swing during this virtual event as they celebrate Carnival and everything we love about it.

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