It’s hard enough trying to explain New Orleans Mardi Gras much less describe Washington Mardi Gras. Since the 1940s, the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians has brought the pageantry and revelry of Carnival to our nation’s capital. Born when air travel was less easy, the Louisiana congressional delegation decided to bring the festivities to Washington.
Today, the long weekend is the ultimate networking event, the one place political and business leaders gather to address issues in a convivial atmosphere. From economic development to open houses to the regal ball, Washington Mardi Gras is the place to put people and ideas together.