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Five Instagram Accounts You Should Follow for Mardi Gras

Nyx parade
Parade go-ers vie for a purse at the all-female krewe parade, Nyx. (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Mardi Gras is finally here! Fat Tuesday falls on February 25 this year. We know how crazy things can get during carnival, so we took the liberty of rounding up some of our favorite IG accounts to keep you in the know during the most wonderful time of the year.  From an inside look at Mardi Gras, to staying up to date on all of the parade routes, we’ve got you covered. Happy Mardi Gras, y’all!


For an inside look at Mardi Gras, and all things New Orleans, follow our favorite account @gonola504. From parade krewes to costumes, to where to find all things king cake, @gonola504 is your local go-to place for all things NOLA.


Get minute-by-minute parade route updates with WWL’s parade tracker app. Their Instagram account goes hand-in-hand, showcasing some of the best costumes, crowds, and throws that Mardi Gras has to offer.


Where are the best places for families to enjoy Mardi Gras? Which krewes have the best throws? Are there still hotel rooms available? For all things Mardi Gras, including the ultimate parade schedule and updates on all of the parades, follow @mardigrasneworleans.


Go behind-the-scenes of making Mardi Gras with the Mardi Gras World Instagram account. Catch a glimpse of the floats as they’re made, then head over to the real-life museum for an up-close viewing experience.


For a big picture look at classic New Orleans, and the super krewes you know and love, follow @visitneworleans. They offer a look at the city year-round that will make you want to book your next trip to New Orleans right now.

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