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January 6th

St. John’s Fools of Misrule. 6PM. A Twelfth Night Marching Club they march in the streets of downtown Covington beginning at the Columbia Street Tap Room. For a full map of the parade route please visit Fools of Misrule on the web.

January 27th

Krewe of Bilge. Noon. Slidell. Parade of boats on the water in Eden Isles Subdivision. For full map and instructions on where to stand visit Krewe of Bilge on the web. This year’s theme is “A Day at the Races.”

Krewe of Poseidon. 6PM. The parade is scheduled to have over 30 floats, 500+ riders, and 12 marching bands. This year’s theme is “Fright Night.” Traditional Slidell route. To see a map, see their facebook page. (note: map is from last year but route is the same)

January 28th

Krewe of Slidellians. 1PM. Traditional Slidell route.

Krewe of Perseus. Following Slidellians. Traditional Slidell route. This year’s theme is “Milky Way.”

Krewe of Pearl River. 1PM. Begins at the high school. This year’s theme is “American Heroes.” To view a picture of the route click here

February 2nd

Krewe of Omega. 6:30PM. Hammond. Parade begins and ends at SLU East lot.  Signature throw: stuffed alligator.

Krewe of Eve. 7PM. Mandeville. Parade begins in the Kmart parking lot. This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Time.” Signature Throw: Apple medallion bead. For full route and more information please visit the Krewe of Eve online or jump straight to the route map here.

February 3rd

Krewe de Paws. 10AM. Olde Towne Slidell. Marching parade with dogs. This year’s theme is “To the Rescue.”

Krewe of Push Mow. 11AM. Town of Abita Springs. Parade leaves from Town Hall on Level St., parades down Level and then back down Main St. This year’s theme is “Terribe New TV Shows.” Roads into Abita close at 10AM.

Krewe of Tchefuncte. 1PM. All boat parade. Madisonville Riverfront. This year’s theme is “Broadway Comes to Madisonville.”

Krewe of Olympia. 6PM. Covington. Full route pictured here.

Mystic Krewe of Titans. 6:30PM. Slidell’s only co-ed night parade. Traditional Slidell route. This year’s theme is “Where Y’at Nawlins” to commemorate the city’s tricentennial. For more information you can visit their website www.kreweoftitans.com.

February 4th

Krewe of Dionysus. 1PM. Slidell. Traditional Slidell route. This year’s theme is “World Premier.”

February 9th

Krewe of Selene. 6:30. Slidell. Traditional Slidell route. This year’s theme is “Do You Believe in Magic?” Signature Throw: lighted wands.

Original Krewe of Orpheus. 7:00PM. Mandeville. See the parade route here. Signature throw: pineloon.

February 10th

Krewe of Bush. 10AM. Check out their website to see the parade route.

Krewe of MCCA. 1PM. Bogalusa.

February 13th (Mardi Gras Day 2018)

Krewe of Lions. 10AM Covington. Traditional Covington route (same as Olympia).

Krewe of Covington. Follows Lions. Covington.

Krewe of Chahta-Ima. 1PM. Lacombe. Begins at the Morocco Room and finishes at the Lacombe Nursing Home.

Village of Folsom Parade. 2PM.

Need activities to do while you wait for the parades to start? Check out our activity guide and list of ideas to keep the kids entertained while waiting.

Never taken a kid to Mardi Gras before? Read our post on how to do it right.

About Our Sponsor

Originally established in 1978, the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts is Greater New Orleans’ largest private school of music and dance. We provide kids, teens, and adults with the education, inspiration, motivation to achieve a lifetime love of the performing arts. Three convenient campuses in Covington, Harahan, and Mandeville. Learn more by calling (985) 231-0875 or visit www.laapa.com.

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