Some residents enjoyed the celebrations by creating extravagant house floats to replace the usual parade floats, either adorning their homes themselves or hiring artists to do so.
The celebrations are taking a different form this year after last year's Mardi Gras crowds were blamed for a Covid-19 outbreak in Louisiana.
"If people think they're going to come to Louisiana, anywhere, or New Orleans and engage in the kind of activities they would have pre-pandemic then they are mistaken and quite frankly they are not welcome here to do that," Gov. John Bel Edwards said recently.
There have been 420,000 cases of Covid-19 in Louisiana, with over 9,000 dead from the virus, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. The state has administered over 750,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine so far, with about 250,000 residents receiving two doses.
Here are some of the house floats created to celebrate Mardi Gras: