Beads are thrown from balconies, parade floats and passed between people on the streets during Mardi Gras. But how many beads are actually thrown around? The New York Times estimates around 25 million pounds of beads are thrown each year. How do they clean all of that madness up? Stay tuned after the Mardi Crawl to find out!

While we may not be throwing around quiet that many, you can bet there beads as far as the eye can see at the Mardi Crawl. Beads range from the traditional Mardi Gras colors: purple representing justice, green representing faith, and gold representing power, to trendy and comical beads. You can be sure to catch some beads from our foot parade beginning at 9:00pm!

– The Intern