- 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.
Future parade themes include "A Day at the Races" (2018), "What's on T.V.?" (2019), "Cartoon Characters" (2020), and "Fun Vacations" (2021).
Sometimes floats float! The Krewe of Bilge is a Mardi Gras boat parade in Slidell, Louisiana. For the last 40 years, Bilge has thrown beads, cups and other Carnival treasures to parade goers from the middle of Slidell waterways.
The Krewe of Bilge boat parade was founded by locals in 1978 and now includes over four hundred members. This can't miss event in Slidell has been honored as a "Top 20 Event" by the Southern Tourism Society multiple times.
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.