PLEASE NOTE: There will be no New Orleans parades in 2021 due to Covid.
- The Krewe of Little Rascals parade will start at the corner of El Dorado Street and Woodlawn Avenue in Metairie.
- The parade will continue east turning left on Houma Boulevard.
- At Veterans Memorial Boulevard, the parade will turn right (on the west bound lane).
- The parade follows Veterans all the way down to the intersection of Martin Behrman Avenue and Veterans, where the parade will end.
Founded in 1983, the Krewe of Little Rascals is America's longest-running Mardi Gras krewe for children. Named after the famous group of kids from TV and film, the krewe patterns itself after adult Carnival clubs in the city with a pre-Mardi-Gras ball and parade.
The Krewe was the vision of a couple who believed that the Carnival spirit of the old New Orleans should live and breathe through our youth, as well as through our adults. The first year, Little Rascals rolled with 90 members on three floats, including twenty kids from the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital, a facility for emotionally and physically abused youth. Today, the krewe averages more than two hundred members with between 14 and 20 floats, including a specially designed float for handicapped riders.
The organization promotes leadership, self-esteem and fellowship among pint-sized participants from age two to nineteen. The krewe has been featured internationally on Japanese television as well as in National Geographic.
- Year founded: 1983
- Membership: 225 children riders
- Number of floats: 17 floats