Being from New Orleans, I am fully versed in Mardi Gras and all the accoutrements that it entails. I recently saw online that Midland is doing their own version of Mardi Gras starting next Saturday. The Midland Chamber is sponsoring a four day festival that includes events that would happen around Carnival season. I do have to say this might actually be close to the experience that you get in NOLA. For more info check out