Krewe of Pontchartrain Parade Route

in Uptown New Orleans
Krewe of Pontchartrain logo

Pontchartrain rolls on the first Saturday of the official New Orleans Mardi Gras season with some of Mardi Gras’ most memorable floats, such as “Mr. Mudbug” (the world’s largest crawfish) and a giant fish dubbed “The Super Grouper.” Organized in 1975 and named after Lake Pontchartrain, this fun krewe includes both men and women riders. Past grand marshals have included Allen Toussaint, Red Buttons, Bart Simpson, Irma Thomas, Jim Henderson, and Becky Allen.

Along with the parade, the Pontchartrain experience also includes the Coronation ball, a celebration luncheon at Galatoire’s, a second line parade on Bourbon Street, a Balcony Party at Johnny White's Bar, and a Captain's Coffee.