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2018 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

For a few weeks in the early part of each year, dozens of brightly festooned, themed Mardi Gras floats carrying krewe royalty, celebrities, and masked members lead marching bands and riders on horseback, flambeaux carriers and others through the streets of New Orleans. They bestow beads, doubloons, and other prized trinkets to millions of revelers witnessing "the greatest show on Earth."
Carnival season officially begins January 6 every year and continues through Fat Tuesday, which falls on the day before Ash Wednesday. This year’s parades will take place between January 5th and February 13th, 2017.

The official 2018 parade schedule of parades taking place in New Orleans is below (subject to change):

Saturday, January 6, 2018
Phunny Phorty Phellows 7:00 p.m. Uptown Streetcar Ride
Joan of Arc 7:00 p.m. French Quarter Walking Parade
Société Du Champs Elysée 7:30 p.m. French Quarter Streetcar Ride
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Bilge 12:00 p.m. Slidell  

Poseidon

1:00 p.m. Slidell  
Mona Lisa & Moon Pie 7:00 p.m. Slidell  
Krewe du Vieux 6:30 p.m. French Quarter Mature Themed
Krewe Delusion Follows French Quarter Walking Parade
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Little Rascals Noon Metairie  
Slidellians 1:00 p.m. Slidell  
Perseus 2:00 p.m. Slidell  
Friday, February 2, 2018
Krewe of Cork 3:00 p.m. French Quarter Walking Parade
Oshun 6:00 p.m. Uptown  
Cleopatra 6:30 p.m. Uptown  
Eve 7:00 p.m. Mandeville  
Excalibur 7:00 p.m. Metairie  
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Krewe of Paws 10:00 a.m. Slidell  
Adonis 11:45 a.m. Westbank  
Tchefuncte 1:00 p.m. Madisonville  
Nemesis 1:00 p.m. St. Bernard  
Pontchartrain 1:00 p.m. Uptown  
Choctaw 2:00 p.m. Uptown  
Freret 3:00 p.m. Uptown  
Sparta 6:00 p.m. Uptown  
Pygmallion 6:15 p.m. Uptown  
Caesar 6:00 p.m. Metairie  
'tit Rex 5:00 p.m. Marigny Walking Parade
Olympia 6:00 p.m. Covington  
Caesar 6:00 p.m. Metairie  
Chewbacchus 7:00 p.m. Marigny Walking Parade
Titans 6:30 p.m. Slidell  
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Femme Fatale 11:00 a.m. Uptown  
Carrollton Noon Uptown  
King Arthur and Merlin Follows Uptown  
Alla Follows Uptown  
Claude 1:00 p.m. Slidell  
Dionysus 2:00 p.m. Slidell  
Barkus 2:00 p.m. French Quarter Dog Walking Parade
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Druids 6:30 p.m. Uptown  
Nyx 7:00 p.m. Uptown  
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Knights of Babylon 5:30 p.m. Uptown  
Chaos 6:15 p.m. Uptown  
Muses 6:30 p.m. Uptown  
Friday, February 9, 2018
Krewe of Bosom Buddies 11:30 a.m. French Quarter  
Hermes 6:00 p.m.  Uptown  
Le Krewe D'etat 6:30 p.m. Uptown  
Selene 6:30 p.m. Slidell  
Orpheus 7:00 p.m. Mandeville  
Morpheus 7:00 p.m. Uptown  
Centurions 7:00 p.m. Metairie  
Saturday, February 10, 2018
NOMTOC 10:45 a.m. Westbank  
Iris 11:00 a.m. Uptown  
Tucks Noon Uptown  
Endymion 4:15 p.m. Mid-City Superkrewe
Isis 6:30 p.m. Metairie  
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Okeanos 11:00 a.m. Uptown  
Mid-City 11:45 a.m. Uptown  
Thoth Noon Uptown  
Napoleon 5:00 p.m. Metairie  
Bacchus 5:15 p.m. Uptown Superkrewe
Athena 5:30 p.m. Metairie  
Monday, February 12, 2018
Proteus 5:15 p.m. Uptown  
Orpheus 6:00 p.m. Uptown Superkrewe
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Zulu 8:00 a.m. Uptown Features Royalty
Rex 10:00 a.m. Uptown Features Royalty
Elks Orleanians Follows Uptown Truck Parade
Crescent City Follows Uptown Truck Parade
Argus 10:00 a.m. Metairie  
Krewe of Elks Jefferson Follows Metairie Truck Parade
Krewe of Jefferson Follows Metairie Truck Parade
Lyra 10:00 a.m. Covington  

Details on specific parade routes and times can be found on the Mardi Gras Parade schedule website here.

If you're interested in planning a trip for Mardi Gras, you can find future Mardi Gras dates here. You can also book your trip to New Orleans here if your travel dates are less than a year away.

Be sure to pack clothing that is comfortable and can be layered, as the weather is often warm during the day and then cool for the night parades, depending on the time of year.

And don't be shy—wear a costume, especially on Mardi Gras day. It's all about fun!

 
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