Travel Updates:

Louisiana is currently in modified Phase III of the White House reopening strategy. As of April 28, 2021, the statewide mask mandate is no longer in effect. Businesses including restaurants and bars, as well as places of worship, have no capacity limits. Indoor event crowd sizes shall be limited to no more than 75% capacity. If an event requires guests to wear face coverings throughout the event,...

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St. Tammany Parish visitors celebrate Mardi Gras as a parade float passes by.
It's Carnival Time
on Louisiana's Northshore

Mardi Gras Parades in
St. Tammany Parish

Mardi Gras this year is February 16, but the beloved holiday will not be observed with parades in 2021. After consulting with St. Tammany Parish health officials, first responders, and local mayors, St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper has announced that the 2021 Mardi Gras Parades will not roll in St. Tammany. Read the full announcement.

However, several special events are planned across the parish, including parades where the floats don't move in Covington, Abita Springs and Slidell, a hunt for a special throw in Mandeville, a fun walk/run & costume contest, and a variety of other virtual and outdoor events you'll find on our Event Calendar.

Around the world, Louisiana is known for Mardi Gras and the parades and parties that accompany the occasion. The Carnival momentum kicks off on January 6, (known as the Twelfth Night) and continues through February 20, 2021, the Sunday after Mardi Gras Day. The parades on Louisiana's Northshore are "Gee-rated" with an emphasis on family-fun entertainment. Parade-goers participate in the celebration by dressing in costume to match the Krewe's chosen theme (or creating one of their own.) It's Mardi Gras! Catch the spirit and you'll score some throws.

Celebrate Carnival in the place where free, family-fun memories are made on Louisiana Northshore.

Explore St. Tammany attractions and unique personalities through our collection of videos.

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