Concert highlights (for me at least) this year include Barenaked Ladies, Marshmello, Gavin Degraw and Jason Derulo. There's a variety of musical acts to suit many tastes! Concerts are scheduled on most Saturday and some Sunday nights throughout the event.
The parades consist of beautiful floats and of course lots of beads. Want to watch from a distance or see how many you can catch? Find a spot along the parade route and take your pick. We enjoyed trying to collect one necklace of each color and taking in the details on all the floats.
|Classic fair food can also be found for pickier eaters|
|Jambalaya – mixed rice with andouille, shrimp, chicken, peppers, and tomatoes|
|Muffuletta Sandwich – mortadella, salami, ham, mozzarella cheese, and olive relish on a toasted bun|
|Tropical Storm Punch – a traditional Mardi Gras cocktail incorporating rum, orange, and passionfruit flavors|