NOLA Mayor "No Parades for Mardi Gras 2021" Asks for Suggestions


MAYOR Latoya Cantrell, the mayor of New Orleans has decided that parades will not be rolling in Mardi Gras 2021. According to the official website, after days of presenting the option to have parked parades with krewe members atop at least six feet apart for social distancing. It does not seem tangible to host a Mardi Gras amid the pandemic state of the country currently.

The Krewe of Endymion said the news came as a total surprise.

Mayor Cantrell is asking for suggestions on alternatives how to safely celebrate the fest in 2021.

According to the website, you can email: mardigras@nola.gov before December 5th at 11:59 PM CST, and must include:

  • Submit as much detail as possible – descriptions of how something would work, sketches, diagrams – anything to explain the concept
  • Clearly indicate how you will prevent unstructured crowds of strangers
  • Clearly indicate any other safety protocols or features of your idea
  • Clearly indicate how it could be scaled up/down based on possible public health guidelines in place at the time of the event