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Krewe of Bilge Parade Route

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in Slidell
  • The Krewe of Bilge boat parade starts at the Marina Cafe, passes through the marina basin, goes past the Dock of Slidell and then turns north and enters what is known as the "Firehouse Canal". Parade travels North along the Eden Isles side of the canal northward to the East Eden Isles Boulevard bridge, where it reverses course.
  • Parade then goes south, retracing its route down the "Firehouse Canal" on the Marina Drive side, and again passes the Dock, continuing southward, then heading west along Lakeview Drive toward Highway 11 (Pontchartrain Blvd).
  • It then turns northward on the west side of the canal, passing Michael's Restaurant, Tooloula's and The Landing, reversing course at the West Eden Isles Boulevard Bridge.
  • Parade again retraces its route, going southward along the east side of the canal along Moonraker Drive through the curve, eastward continuing along Moonraker Drive, past Clipper Estates, until finally ending at the Dock of Slidell.

Krewe of BilgeThe Krewe of Bilge is a Mardi Gras boat parade in Slidell, Louisiana, which throws to paradegoers from the middle of Slidell waterways! Some great spots to catch the parade are at The Dock of Slidell off Lakeview Drive, along Highway 11 at Michael's Restaurant, The Landing, and Tooloula's, and on the east side of the parade route at the firehouse on Marina Drive!

Krewe Of Bilge was founded in 1978 by local Slidell residents, who costumed and decorated their boats to parade the canals of the Eden Isles subdivision. Today it has over four hundred members and has been listed as one of the Top 20 Events by the Southern Tourism society.

Parade Route themes will be:

  • 2014: The Big Easy
  • 2015: Fairy Tales & Myths
  • 2016: Toys & Games
  • 2017: Festivals & Holidays