Get your ladders ready for the dozens of parades rolling this weekend.
We head into the peak of Carnival season this weekend. Nearly three dozen parades span across New Orleans and its surrounding areas.
Weather concerns have prompted several krewes to shift parade schedules this weekend to avoid potential downpours.
Friday kicks things off with the second annual Haitian-inspired Krewe du Kanaval procession through Congo Square at Armstrong Park and the Krewe of Cork walking through the French Quarter.
Plus, the first Uptown krewes start rolling this weekend, along with more parades in the French Quarter, Chalmette, Houma on the West Bank and in several North Shore neighborhoods.
Jefferson Parish hosts its popular Family Gras celebration featuring the biggest upgrade to Metairie Mardi Gras in a generation. The Jefferson Parish Carnival celebration takes place at the new, larger Clearview Center concert venue this weekend.
All krewes parading on Family Gras weekend (Excalibur, Caesar, and Kings) will roll through the middle of Family Gras, giving festival-goers the opportunity to catch both the concert and some beads. Headliners for the concert event are Brett Eldredge, Michael McDonald and John Oates.
See the full weekend parade schedule below:
Friday, February 22, 2019
|Krewe du Kanaval||Armstrong Park||2 p.m.|
|Cork (Map)||French Quarter||3 p.m.|
|Oshun (Map)||Uptown||6 p.m.|
|Cleopatra (Map)||Uptown||6:30 p.m.|
|Eve (Map)||Mandeville||7 p.m.|
|Excalibur (Map)||Metairie||7:30 p.m.|
|Omega (Map)||Hammond||6:30 p.m.|
Saturday, February 23, 2019
|Push Mow||Abita Springs|
|Paws||Olde Town Slidell||10 a.m.|
|Titans (Map)||Slidell||5:30 p.m.|
|Adonis (Map)||Westbank||11:45 a.m.|
|Choctaw (Map)||Uptown||*rescheduled for 1 p.m.|
|Freret (Map)||Uptown||*rescheduled for 2 p.m.|
|Sparta (Map)||Uptown||5:30 p.m.|
|Pygmalion (Map)||Uptown||follows Sparta|
|Caesar (Map)||Metairie||5:30 p.m.|
|Olympia (Map)||Covington||6 p.m.|
Sunday, February 24, 2019
|Femme Fatale (Map)||Uptown||11:00 a.m.|
|Carrollton (Map)||Uptown||follows Femme Fatale|
|King Arthur and Merlin (Map)||Uptown||follows Carrollton|
|Alla (Map)||Uptown||follows King Arthur|
|Barkus (Map)||French Quarter||2 p.m.|
|Kings (Map)||Metairie||5:30 p.m.|
See the full parade schedule here.
*All dates and information are subject to change.
Contact us if there are changes in schedule.