The Mardi Gras party actually started last month in Mobile, Alabama – but it all culminates on Fat Tuesday.
While most people think New Orleans when they think Mardi Gras, Mobile has the original, (and they argue the greatest) celebrations.
Mardi Gras dates back to 1703 in Mobile, before the country was even founded.
Schools are out on Fat Tuesday, and city offices are closed for the day.
Reporter Katarina Luketich joined Midday live from the fun in Mobile.