From parades and amazing food, to festive masks and bead tossing, Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is full of traditions. The colorful beads are an iconic part of Mardi Gras celebrations. Each year, crowds of people line up to catch beads tossed from floats during Mardi Gras parades. The bead colors typically represent Mardi [...]
Let the festivities begin! Each year, party-goers revel in New Orleans’ defining celebration, Mardi Gras. The ongoing celebrations include exciting parades of marching crowds in colorful masks and costumes - sending a magical energy throughout the city. You may be wondering how these parades began. We’ll dive into the details about these lively parades [...]
Is it a party without cake? While most kick off the New Year with fitness and health goals, others celebrate with a sweet dessert known as King Cake. King Cake is commonly associated with Epiphany, a Christian celebration that occurs at the beginning of January. In Louisiana, King Cake is eaten at the [...]
We just received this photograph from the crew of the USS New Orleans. USS New Orleans was stationed in San Diego in 2017 and before they left on their cruise, the crew asked if they could use the Gator By The Bay art that we had commissioned for the 2017 festival. They liked our [...]
Many thanks to our performers, sponsors, volunteers, vendors and attendees! Gator By The Bay 2018 was a tremendous success and lots of fun! Save the Date for Gator By The Bay 2019 - May 9 - 12!
What fabulous performances last night! Gator By The Bay is officially underway!
The Piano Project The Piano Project is a world wide non-profit organization that aims to resettle unwanted pianos into schools and community centers that could not otherwise afford them. Because of their cost to move and maintain, people often choose to throw pianos away, sell them for parts, and even burn them for firewood. [...]
King George, the state bird of Louisiana, adorns the Official Festival poster for Gator By The Bay 2018. Art by acclaimed Louisiana artist Tony Bernard.