Mardi Gras World


Mardi Gras World was unbelievable.  Everywhere we turned, there was something new to see.  I think what struck me most was how environmentally conscious the artists were with the materials they used.  Getting the opportunity to ask one of the artists questions was one of my favorite parts of the tour.  One of my favorite fun facts we learned was that the Chik-fil-A cows that are used on billboards are made at Mardi Gras World!


Mardi Gras World offers a complimentary shuttle with designated pick-ups downtown and in the French Quarter. You just have to give them a call and they will pick you up at one of the designated spots (locations listed on their website).  Can’t beat free!


We did a lot of research for the show! Though we couldn’t visit every destination, we did want to show you what else we found.

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park – 916 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116 The New Orleans Jazz NHP hosts live educational performances on most days of the week at the Old U.S. Mint, their French Market location, and on Saturdays in Armstrong Park. Children have the opportunity to learn how to play traditional New Orleans Brass Band songs while also learning about the traditions associated with New Orleans Brass Band parades; join in with some of New Orleans’ finest professional brass bands at Perseverance Hall in Armstrong Park most Saturday mornings during the year from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Check out New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park; who knows, you just might be raising the next Miles Davis or Louis Armstrong! P.S. As a National Park, the Junior Ranger program is offered!  For more info, check out: http://www.nps.gov/jazz/forkids/index.htm

French Market– 916 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116 Come and discover hidden treasures at the French Market! Here, an assortment of clothing, jewelry, antiques and art come together in the form of an open-air market. An eclectic mix of vendors from across the globe unite to create a shoppers utopia. Once a month during Family Friendly Fridays in the French Market, World renowned children’s author and musician Johnette Downing performs a family friendly performance at the visitor center located at 916 N. Peters Street! Her programs are especially geared for Pre-K through 3rd grade but all ages are welcome.

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