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Mardi Gras Krewes

By Arthur Hardy


Pontchartrain was appointed as France’s Minister of Marine during the reign of Louis XIV. Chartered in 1975 as the decade’s first new parade in Orleans Parish, the krewe derives its name from the lake along whose shore its parades were staged until 1991. The male and female club then moved its procession from New Orleans East to a mid-city/downtown route and also changed the day of its parade from Sunday to Saturday. In 2002 the parade moved to the uptown parade route.

Pontchartrain Route Map

Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras GuideFor more information on this parade's theme, riders, bands, and throws for this year, order the premier guide to everything Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Arthur Hardy's award-winning Mardi Gras Guide contains 164 colorful pages of facts, photos, features, and fun, including more than 50 individual parade profiles and maps. Click here to order the guide online.
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