US Carnival Links

Mardi Gras - History
The Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau provides a tremendous time of the history of Mardi Gras in North America.
This site is a great resource for anyone planning to travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Their site provides an excellent source of links to New Orleans websites for hotels, restaurants, attractions, etc...

The Tulane Carnival Collection
Carnival artist and historian Henri Schindler is giving a new generation of revelers a glimpse of the Golden Age of New Orleans Carnival through a series of lavish books featuring the greatest Carnival invitation, costume, and float designs. The Tulane Manuscripts Department presents this on-line selection of original designs from the Carnival Collection.

The Parade Season in New Orleans
The Louisiana State This site provides an excellent overview of Mardi Gras, providing background information that will lead to an understanding of the current celebration of Carnival.

The Internet Mardi Gras Guide
This document provides an extensive list of preparing for coming to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Their Tourist's Guide "Carnival Do's and Don'ts" is well worth reading.

Mardi Gras Unmasked
This is a through website providing extensive information about Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Mardi Gras in Rural Acadia
This site provides an extensive set of links to intriguing Mardi Gras websites in cities throughout rural Acadia.

Mardi Gras in Mobile
This is a very nice website by a great fan of Mardi Gras in Mobile. Mobile’s Mystic Societies and Mardi Gras celebration are a unique family oriented event. This introduction will provide you with an excellent understanding of the mystical nature of Mardi Gras in Mobile. is the authoritative source of information on Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Their site provides a comprehensive set of parade schedules and maps for all of the parades in New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Also, their site provides extensive webcams and parade photography.

Kern Studios
Often times described as “Mr. Mardi Gras” Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World gives you a behind the scenes look at where Mardi Gras is made. Also featured on this website are links to Kern Studios and Blaine Kern Artists websites. This website provides a fantastic in-sight into how Mardi Gras is made.
A complete list of all of the New Orleans parades and routes. Great information on all Mardi Gras parades in the New Orleans area, as well as an extensive library of New Orleans area parade photographs.

The Rich History of Mardi Gras's Cheap Trinkets
National Geographic News- February 20, 2004
This is an informative story of the history of throws in Mardi Gras parades and Carnivals.

Frommer’s Travel Guide For Mardi Gras
Frommer’s provides an excellent introduction to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. This is well worth reading for someone who is planning on attending Mardi Gras for the first time.

Amberle's Mardi Gras Tidbits
Great personal insight into effect that New Orleans and Mardi Gras can have on your life. She came. She saw. And then she moved to New Orleans.

Grandstands and Balconies
Mardi Gras Unmasked -
This site provides excellent information on reserved parade seating and balconies available in New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras Digest
Mardi Gras Digest is a tremendous source for news and information on Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Mobile.

The German American Karneval Society
The German American Karneval Society was established in 2004. German American Mardi Gras Society of Arizona and Spielmannszug Drum and Bugle Korps merged to become the largest Karneval club in the State of Arizona!

International Carnival Links

World Carnivals
The Haga Library in Japan has been photographing and been collecting information on festivals around the world for 40 years. This site provides an insight into some of the world's of greatest Mardi Gras Carnival celebrations

The Insiders Guide To Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is a tremendously interesting guide to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The site provides access to information about the history of Brazil's carnival Carnaval event with incredible photography.

Karneval in Cologne, Germany
The official homepage of the Festival Committee of the Cologne Carnival of 1823

Karneval - Fastnacht - Fasching
By Ruth Reichmann of the Max Kade German-American Center
This fantastic document describes the origins and history of the Carnival celebration in Europe as it has then spread to the United States and around the world. Dating back to the pre-Christian period Carnival has a very interesting history worth reading about.

The Federation of European Carnival Cities
This website provides links to the major European Carnival cities and their festival websites. If you are looking to learn more about Carnival in Europe, this is an excellent resource to start off with.

Caribbean Carnivals Around The World provides a portal website into Caribbean styled Carnivals around the world. This site provides an excellent source of information on many Carnavals around the world.

Fashing - Karneval in Catholic Bavaria and Austria
By Ruth Reichmann of the Max Kade German-American Center Fasching as it is celebrated in Catholic Bavaria and Austria

The Swabian-Alemennic Fasnet
By Ruth Reichmann of the Max Kade German-American Center
This document describes Fasnet (Carnival) in the towns and villages of the Alpine areas of Austria, Southern Germany, the Black Forest.

The German American Mardi Gras Association
Learn more about the German American Mardi Gras in the United States through GAMGA. This site provides weblinks to numerous German Carnival associations in Europe.