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Mardi Gras or Carnival, also known as Fat Tuesday is a time of huge parades and celebrations around the world, with street parties and festivities brigning crowds of millions out onto the streets worldwide.
Many of these, such as the Rio Carnival, Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the Caribbean carnival in Trinidad and Tobago are very well known but there are manty smaller scale events taking place at the same time of year in towns and cities across the globe.
This page is here to bring together all the live coverage of the carnival and mardi gras celebrations featured on the site, with live online streaming, TV webcast and radio feed streams all available in varying degrees at the different locations. We hope this is one of the best live carnival coverage resources you'll find anywhere.
Fat Tuesday in 2018 falls on the 13th February, although many of these venues also feature parades and events in the days leading up to the main parade day.
The main mardi gras and carnival parades and carnivals currently featured are as follows, select the more details option to find the live coverage pages for each event:
Often overlooked due to the popularity of the Rio Carnival, but the Carnaval de Barranquilla in Colombia is though to be the second largest carnival event in the world - more details
The main event at the Cologne or Kolner Karneval is the Rose Monday parade - more details
Galveston Mardi Gras
There are several parades in the days leading up to mardi gras, but the main event here is the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Annual Fat Tuesday Parade - more details
Houma Mardi Gras
Another large parade location in Louisiana, located only 60 miles or so away from New Orleans but still hosting a series of parades that attract crowds of many thousands - more details
Lafayette Mardi Gras
The second biggest mardi gras event in Louisiana, attracts crowds measured in the hundreds of thousands - more details
Another big mardi gras celebration in Louisiana takes place in picturesque Lake Charles, where over 50 krewes take part in a total of 9 parades - more details
Mobile Mardi Gras
Mobile, Alabama hosts a number of events across mardi gras weekend, with parades in particular on Lundi Gras (Fat Monday) and Fat Tuesday - more details
New Orleans Mardi Gras
Probably the best known of all the mardi gras parades, the Fat Tuesday parade in New Orleans is one of the biggest in the world - more details
Pensacola Mardi Gras
The largest parade, The Grand Mardi Gras parade, actually takes place here on the Saturday before, but there are still celebrations on Fat Tuesday too - more details
This is the big one. Rio Carnival has 5 full days of parties and parades with some of the best live streaming coverage anywhere, if you only watch one carnival event, this is the one I would recommend - more details
St Louis Mardi Gras
The Grand Parade on Fat Tuesday is one of the largest and most popular mardi gras events in the United States of America - more details
The full official title of this event is the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and it attracts huge numbers of visitors to the Canary Island of Tenerife for a Carnival Queen election, parades, concerts and parties - more details
Trinidad and Tobago Carnival
A huge Caribbean carnival, with carnival Monday and Tuesday parades across the islands but mainly focussed on the port of Spain Trinidadian capital - more details
Universal Studios Orlando
The Disney Studios in Orlando, Florida really make a big deal of mardi gras, with a total of 50 days of parades and live music concerts - more details
Venice carnival has weeks of parades and events with colourful costumes, masked balls, operas and a plethora of festivities, one of the oldest carnival events worldwide - more details
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