On Saturday, the New Toulhouse sim, the location of a 1920's New Orleans roleplay community, held their "Samedi Gras" Parade at Noon on Saturday February 6. Following it was a party at the town square. Pazzo Pestana sent a video to the newser of various floats, and partiers, going down the streets, while others watched and/or danced from the streets. The event has been taking place every year in the sim for a few years.
Following the parade was a party, which the Newser was able to drop in on. Again, there was a variety of outfits there from regular street clothes to fancy Carnival-style outfits to 18th century wear, and one woman was wearing nothing at all.
Henri Godenot, the mayor of the town, stated this wouldn't be the last event for Mardi Gras. Today would be the "Blessing of the Waters at 5:50PM" SL time at the New Toulouse Bayou at (78/56/21), followed by another parade.
More pictures can be seen from the community blog, and it's Flickr page.