Bacchus and Orpheus to parade down shorter routes this Mardi Gras

The Krewes of Bacchus and Orpheus made small changes to their parade routes this year. Both parades will go about 0.7 miles shorter than previous years.

The reasoning for the shortened parade routes has not been released.

Bacchus will roll on Feb. 23 at 5:15 p.m and Orpheus rolls on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m.

The parades will continue down their usual Uptown routes and the change is pictured below.

2020 Mardi Gras Routes from the City of New Orleans (Source: City of New Orleans)