It’s that time of year. The first major parading weekend of Mardi Gras kicks off Friday

It’s that time of year. The first major parading weekend of Mardi Gras kicks off Friday. Parades are set to roll through Uptown New Orleans all weekend. Warm weather (highs in the 70s) will undoubtedly mean huge crows on St. Charles Ave. Photo courtesy NOLA.com.