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Parade Roundup: February 6 -8

Mardi Gras parades are kicking into high gear this weekend in New Orleans—with celebrations in the French Quarter, Marigny, and Uptown!

French Quarter and Marigny parades are known for their crazy costumes and mule-drawn floats—while Uptown parades usually feature large, intricate floats and lots of throws.

Friday, February 6

French Quarter

Krewe of Cork 3 p.m.

Wine, food, and fun—The Krewe parades through the Quarter adorned in wine and grape related costumes. The parade begins Royal Street between St. Peter Street and Toulouse and finished on Conti between Royal Street and Bourbon.

Uptown:

Krewe of Oshun 6 p.m.

Named after the Yoruba goddess of love and intimacy, the parade features marching baby dolls and throws include mugs and peacock figures.

Krewe of Cleopatra 6:30 p.m.

"Her beauty is timeless, her age is now...forever!" That’s the motto of this all-female krewe named after the iconic Queen of Egypt.  

Saturday, February 7

Uptown

Krewe of  Pontchartrain 1 p.m.

This co-ed krewe was formed in 1975 with the goal of providing a quality Mardi Gras parades to locals and visitors. With the great turnouts year after year, they’ve definitely gone above and beyond.

Krewe of Choctaw following

Parading since 1939, this family fun event parades through with bright costumes and large head dresses.

Krewe of Freret following

Krewe of Freret is a co-ed krewe is committed to persevering Mardi Gras traditions while supporting local businesses and benefitting the city through service events.

Knights of Sparta 6 p.m.

This all-male krewe is known for their elaborate bal masque tableaus. The krewe takes its name from the city-state in Southern Greece.  

 Krewe of Pygmalion 6:15 p.m.

 With ornate costumes and larger than life floats, Krewe of Pygmalion is a co-ed krewe dedicated to providing high-quality parades during Carnival.

Marigny

'tit Rəx 5 p.m.

tit Rəx the only MicroKrewe in New Orleans. ‘tit Rəx takes  shys away from extravagant floats that take up entire blocks, and instead their floats are made out shoeboxes that look like full size floats.

Krewe of Chewbacchus 6 p.m.

This self-described sci-fi space cult makes for an amusing show. Their floats are handmade and either pushed, pulled, or pedaled.

Sunday, February 8

 Krewe of Carrollton Noon

One of the oldest krewes and most popular parades, Krewe of Carrollton is a family-friendly event you don’t want to miss.

Krewe of King Arthur and Merlin follows

Extravagant floats and plenty of floats are the calling cards for this krewe, boasting more than 450 members.  

Krewe of Alla follows

This previously all-male krewe has converted to co-ed. They’re known for bright floats and festive costumes!

Krewe of Femme Fatale follows

With candy apple red, black, and white as their signature colors this krewe is an all-ladies organization. They’re known for throwing designer compacts during their parade.

French Quarter

 

Mardi Gras isn’t just for humans! This is a fun parade for everyone as our four-legged friends parade through the streets of the French Quarter, escorted by their humans of course! 


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