We hit the home stretch of Carnival this week when some of the largest superkrewes get ready to roll. Nearly three dozen parades span across New Orleans and its surrounding areas.
The Mystic Krewe of Nyx gears up for its ninth ride at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday along the Uptown route. The all-female superkrewe plans to honor beloved FOX 8 anchor Nancy Parker who was selected as the parade’s grand marshal before her tragic death last year. Riders will toss personalized push purses with angel wings and Parker’s initials on them as a tribute.
Actress and comedian Jennifer Coolidge rides with the Krewe of Muses as the Honorary Muse for the parade’s 20th anniversary. Coolidge will lead the parade in the krewe’s iconic shoe float, a 17-foot tall fiber optic-encrusted red pump.
“From the first time I saw the Muses parade, I was wowed by its creativity and uniqueness. I’m so flattered to be chosen to lead this extraordinary parade powered by women,” Coolidge said in a release.
Due to high winds, city officials rescheduled the parade originally scheduled to roll on Thursday. The all-female krewe now rolls at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, along the traditional Uptown route. Babylon, another krewe scheduled to roll on Thursday, will now follow the Muses parade on Friday at 5:15 p.m.
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Friday kicks off more parades rolling Uptown, including the Krewe of Hermes.
Saturday brings out the Krewe of NOMTOC, one of the only two remaining West Bank parades, at 10:45 a.m. in Algiers. The krewe celebrates 50 years with a 26-float procession and the theme, “’NOMTOC’, 50 Years Strong in Algiers.”
More than 3,000 riders will parade through Mid-City when Endymion rolls at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday. The superkrewe’s parade theme for 2020 is “Historic Dynasties.” One of the floats called the “Endymion Dynasty” will feature the likeness of krewe captain Ed Muniz.
Endymion altered its 2020 parade route due to the Hard Rock construction collapse. Also, the massive Endymion Extravaganza will take place in the Morial Convention Center due to improvements happening in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The music lineup for the 2020 Endymion Extravangza includes Tim McGrax, Styx and Train.
FOX 8 is your home for exclusive coverage of the Endymion parade and extravanganza starting at 8 p.m., on-air and streaming online.
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The Krewe of Endymion’s route has changed due to the Hardrock Hotel Collapse and Superdome Construction. Please see below for our 2020 route. Krewe of Endymion 2020 Route Saturday, Feb. 22, at 4:15 p.m. START: City Park and Orleans Avenue Proceed down Orleans Avenue Right on North Carrollton Avenue Left on Canal Street Right on Elk Place Continue onto Loyola Avenue Left on Poydras Street Right on St. Charles Avenue Left on Julia Street Right on Convention Center Boulevard END: Convention Center For more information please visit: https://wwl.radio.com/articles/city-of-new-orleans-announces-route-changes-for-endymion See y’all soon & Hail Endymion!! 💜💚💛
Also on Saturday, the Krewe of Isis moves back to Kenner for the first time since 1987. The all-female organization rolls at 6 p.m. on Saturday starting at The Esplanade mall. Isis Captain Sherrell Gorman said the krewe of more than 200 members is excited about the return to Kenner.
The Knights of Chaos, originally scheduled for Thursday, will now roll at 1 p.m. on Sunday, after city officials rescheduled the parade.
Bacchus taps singer Robin Thicke to reign as Bacchus LII in the krewe’s 2020 parade. Bacchus rolls at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday along the Uptown route — a shorter parade route than previous years. The krewe will host the World Series-winning Eastbank All-Stars Little League team from River Ridge on a special float.
The weekend wraps with the all-female krewes of Athena and Pandora rolling in Jefferson Parish on Sunday. Around 200 members of the Mystic Krewe of Nyx will now ride in Metairie’s Krewe of Pandora on Sunday, a spokesperson for the krewe announced. Nyx founder and Captain Julie Lea is also the founder and Captain of Pandora.
See this week’s full parade schedule below:
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
|Druids (Map)||Uptown||6:15 p.m.|
|Nyx (Map)||Uptown||6:45 p.m.|
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020
|Bosom Buddies (Map)||French Quarter||11:30 a.m.|
|Hermes (Map)||Uptown||5:30 p.m.|
|d’Etat (Map)||Uptown||6:30 p.m.|
|Morpheus (Map)||Uptown||7 p.m.|
|Aphrodite (Map)||Houma||6:30 p.m.|
|Selene (Map)||Slidell||6:30 p.m.|
Saturday, February 22, 2020
|Bush (Map)||Bush||9 a.m.|
|NOMTOC (Map)||Westbank||10:45 a.m.|
|Iris (Map)||Uptown||11 a.m.|
|Endymion (Map)||Mid City||4:15 p.m.|
|Isis (Map)||Kenner||6 p.m|
|Mardi Gras||Houma||6:30 p.m|
|Krewe of Lul||Luling||noon|
|Krewe of Rosenthorne||Jean Lafitte||noon|
|Krewe of Towahpahsah||Reserve||noon|
|Grand Isle||Grand Isle||1 p.m.|
Sunday, February 23, 2020
|Du Monde||LaPlace||11 a.m.|
|Des Allemands||Des Allemands||1 p.m.|
|Okeanos (Map)||Uptown||11 a.m.|
|Mid-City (Map)||Uptown||11:45 a.m.|
|Terreanians (Map)||Houma||1:30 p.m.|
|Montegut (Map)||Houma||2 p.m.|
|Bacchus (Map)||Uptown||5:15 p.m.|
|Athena (Map)||Metairie||5:30 p.m.|
|Pandora/Nyx (Map)||Metairie||6:30 p.m.|
See the full parade schedule here.
*All dates and information are subject to change.
Contact us if there are changes in schedule.