Krewe of Carrollton
Date: Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 | Location: Uptown | Time: Noon
Founded in 1924 by a group of local businessmen, Carrollton has a long-standing tradition of rolling exactly at its designated time.
The krewe has weathered the tests of time through its nearly 90 years of existence. The organization made a lasting place for itself in 1933 when - due to the wettest season on record - Carrollton was the only daytime parade for the year. Nearly a decade later, a devastating den fire and the outbreak of World War II seemingly disbanded the krewe in 1942. However, in 1947, the surviving members reunited and resumed their place in the Mardi Gras lineup.
Formed by more than 325 male riders, Carrollton is now the fourth oldest parading krewe and one of the city's most popular parades.
Please note that tickets are available for grandstand seating on St. Charles Avenue, but tickets are not required to see the parade. If you arrive early enough, you can claim a spot on the route with a blanket and some chairs.