With approximately 200 days until New Orleans’ favorite celebration, the countdown to Mardi Gras 2024 has officially begun. “For many New Orleans Mardi Gras enthusiasts, planning for the next carnival begins right after the preceding Fat Tuesday,” says Alyssa Fletchinger Higgins, carnival expert and owner of Plush Appeal – The Mardi Gras Spot.
“Mark your calendars for Feb. 13, 2024 and be sure to plan ahead,” says Higgins. Summer is the perfect time for decorating custom throws such as coconuts, purses and shoes or ordering carnival novelties. Looking for inspiration? Krewe of Oaks Mid-Summer Mardi Gras rolls Saturday, Aug. 26 Uptown.