New Orleans officials are giving high marks for the city’s performance in this year’s Mardi Gras. Work is already starting on making sure next year’s carnival season goes well, even with a Super Bowl in the middle of the party.
New Orleans officials will be crunching numbers to determine the success of the 2012 Mardi Gras. Some early indications are promising.
New Orleans is marking Fat Tuesday with traditional parades and parties in the French Quarter. Tourism officials are estimating a million people are attending the annual celebration.
Hundreds of thousands of people are jamming the streets of New Orleans as Mardi Gras builds to Fat Tuesday celebrations. Rainy conditions haven’t stopped the party.