Since 1998. It's Mardi Gras time! Beads fly as the streets of downtown Leesburg come alive with the celebration that made N'awlins" famous. The Madness starts at 11am as the streets of Historic Downtown come alive with the Sights and Sounds of Mardi Gras N'awlins Style! Theres are all kinds of fun street entertainment - Brass Jazz Bands, Stilt walkers, Jugglers plus fun rides and games for the kids! There's also face painting and lots of beads available as well as other Mardi Gras trinkets so you can celebrate in true N'awlins'style! Of course, the celebration wouldn't be complete without plenty of great vendors and festive foods! Don't Miss The Living Statue in Towne Square between 2:30pm and 5:30pm! All day activities, parades, vendors, foods, and more. Kid's Parade 11am, Pet Parade 2pm, and the evening float Parade 7pm.