The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales take a trip to New Orleans during the Carnival season. The hitch team of giant horses pulling a red wagon will appear at seven Mardi Gras parades in Metairie, Covington and New Orleans.
Representatives say the public will be able to see the Budweiser Clydesdales march in parades and take photos of them at the start of each appearance as they are getting hitched, with exception of the Krewe of Endymion.
The Clydesdales generally visit New Orleans each year for Mardi Gras.
Here are the scheduled parade appearances for the Clydesdales:
Date: Friday, Feb. 22
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Hitch Appearance Krewe of Excalibur
Date: Tuesday, Mar 5
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Hitch Appearance at Krewe of Argus
Date: Saturday, Feb 23
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Hitch Appearance at Krewe of Olympia
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 27
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Hitch Appearance at Krewe of Nyx
Date: Friday, March 1
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hitch Appearance Krewe d’Etat
Date: Saturday, March 2
Time: 4:15 p.m.
Location: Hitch Appearance at Krewe of Endymion
Date: Sunday, March 3
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Location: Hitch Appearance at Krewe of Bacchus
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In addition to parade appearances, there will be stable viewing times open to the public at the NOPD horse stables located in New Orleans City Park, 1021 Harrison Avenue.
- Tuesday, February 19 – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursday, February 21 – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday, February 22 – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, February 23 – 10 a.m. to noon
First introduced in 1933, after the repeal of Prohibition, the Clydesdales have served as living symbols of not just Budweiser, but also the unconquerable American spirit. Since the 1950s, Dalmatians have traveled with the Budweiser Clydesdales hitch, perched atop the wagon proudly seated next to the driver.
The Budweiser Clydesdales are also famous worldwide for appearances in parades, television broadcasts and even two Presidential inaugurations. They appeared in Missouri native Harry Truman’s inaugural parade in 1949, and then again for Bill Clinton’s in 1993.
For more information about the Clydesdales tour, visit the website.