Its Mardi Gras in New Orleans and all around Louisiana and the celebrations are well underway. The festivities usually begin around two weeks before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent in Catholic tradition. Parties and parades culminate a final celebration on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, as residents line the streets, collect their beads, and get a lil' wild. 

After torrential downpours on Sunday, parade-goers got creative when the rain created a massive puddle at the edge of the street...

Click the video below to check out a live feed of Bourbon Street!

It's ALSO the Tricentennial of New Orleans, which means the city is celebrating 300 years since its founding in 1718 all this year! No doubt there's some serious celebrating going down today!