Mardi Gras Parades Hit Full Power This Weekend
After two amazing nights of Mardi Gras parades, the excitement continues tonight and runs all weekend long. Highlights this weekend include, but definitely aren't limited to Endymion on Saturday and Bacchus on Sunday.
Keep up to date with all of the parades including times and routes.
If you’re looking for a place to see the parades, check out Michaul’s on St. Charles Avenue. They have all-inclusive packages that include food, drink, grandstand admission and most importantly a bathroom! Visit their website for details.
Friday, February 8th
Krewe of Hermes
The Krewe of Hermes start things rolling Uptown at 6 pm. In recent years, carnival critics honored Hermes with awards for best parade overall and best night parade. I have a feeling that you don’t want to miss this organization.
Kree d’Etat follow Hermes Uptown. Keep an eye out for their signature throw, the blinking logo skull on beads. They were the first Krewe to throw blinking beads.
Krewe of Morpheus
A fan favorite, the Krewe of Morpheus rolls at 7pm. It’s a male and female Krewe that promises an old-school parade experience.
Saturday, February 9th
Krewe of NOMTOC
The Krewe of NOMTOC is worth heading over to see on the West Bank Saturday morning at 10:45 am. The all-black Krewe offers a parade that the whole family will love.
Krewe of Iris
Back on the East Bank, the Krewe of Iris parade Uptown at 11 am. Iris is the oldest and largest all-female Krewe with more than 900 members parading every year.
Krewe of Tucks
The Krewe Of Tucks follow at noon. To celebrate 45 years of parading, the Tucks are handing out a brand new throw, a custom designed Royal Toilet Brush. That’s one I’m hoping to get!
Krewe of Endymion
Head to Mid-City to see Endymion, one of the three Super Krewes take the stage with their world largest float and pop star Kelly Clarkson as their celebrity grand marshall at 4 pm.
Sunday, February 10th
Krewe of Okeanos
The Krewe of Okeanos start off the early parades at 11 am. They roll with 250 male and female riders, keep and eye out for their captain, king and elaborate costumes.
Krewe of Mid-City
The Krewe of Mid-City follows the Okeanos. This is their 80th year parading, making them the 5th oldest Krewe.
Krewe of Thoth
With more than 1,200 riders and 40 floats, the Krewe of Thoth comes down the Uptown parade route next. Keep an eye out for their 3D die-cut metallic necklaces and six inch stuffed polar bears.
Krewe of Bacchus
Super Krewe Bacchus is the grand finale this weekend with their super floats. Their celebrity king is G.W. Bailey, who is known for his acting roles in the “Police Academy” movies and on the cable TV crime drama “The Closer.”