Mardi Gras 2021 Season Theme - RISE

This past year has undoubtedly been one of unprecedented challenge and hardship. The impact of droughts, fires, floods and a global pandemic tested our spirit and resolve.

Our community understands the pain many people have gone through and stands alongside them in support. We know and love the power of people and communities that rise together to support others to overcome adversity and inequality. It’s time we rise together again.

In tough times and in good, discrimination will only divide and take us backwards. When we rise together through love, compassion, respect and understanding, we will all arrive to a better place.

When we rise to the occasion, amazing things happen. We are agents of change. We rise to the challenge of being our true selves, of loving who we love, of discovering our own identities, culture and creativity.

We connect. We overcome fear. We emerge from hard times stronger together.

Let’s create that platform for rising stars and unsung heroes wherever and whoever they may be.

It’s a new dawn. Let’s lift the bar and watch our spirits rise again.

In 2021, we RISE!