- The Krewe of Mid City parade will start at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Magazine Street in New Orleans.
- The parade will head east along Magazine to Napoleon Avenue, where the parade will turn north.
- The Krewe of Mid City will follow Napoleon north until St. Charles Street, where the parade will turn east.
- The krewe will follow St. Charles all the way to Lee Circle, around the circle and back on St. Charles northward to Canal Street.
- At Canal, the parade turn northwest. At the intersection of University Place and Canal Street, the krewe will turn around and head southeast on Canal.
- The krewe will proceed to the intersection of Canal and Magazine Street where the parade will end.
Founded in 1933, the Krewe of Mid-City is the 5th-oldest continuously parading organization of the New Orleans Mardi Gras season. Often called "The best day parade in Mardi Gras," Mid-City has gained a reputation for having themes dedicated to children and for having some of the best bands in Mardi Gras from all over the country.
Their first parade in 1934 included six small floats drawn by mules, horseback riders and two bands. Mid City’s floats have a unique look, using bright tinfoil as a cover and design element. In 1947, they were the first Krewe to use animation on their floats. In 1955, they had a candy theme parade, complete with floats sprayed with candy flavored aromas.
In addition to themes dedicated to children, the Krewe selects a boy and girl from the local Ronald McDonald House to serve as honorary King and Queen each year.
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.