Krewe of Mid-City
Date: Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 | Location: Uptown | Time: 11:45am
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.