2024 New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

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Mardi Gras in New Orleans is one of the best times of the year. The parades, the costumes, KING CAKE.

Mardi Gras 2024 is February 13, 2024. The fun starts before the big day with smaller neighborhood parades starting on Twelfth Night, January 6th, with most parades rolling in the two weeks before Mardi Gras Day.

Krewe of Muses
Floats from the Krewe of Muses

New Orleans Parades Uptown

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Phunny Phorty Phellos at 7 pm: Kick off the Carnival Season with the Phunny Phorty Phellos! This unique krewe parades in a street car on the St. Charles St. Car Line. They start at the Willow Street Car Barn and go down S. Carrollton to St. Charles and then to Lee Circle and then back to the barn.

Funky Uptown Krewe: follows a few blocks behind Phunny Phorty Phellos on their own St. Charles Street Car.

Friday, February 2, 2024

Krewe of Oshun at 6 pm 

Krewe of Cleopatra: This all-female crew will be parading behind Oshun.

Krewe of Alla: Following Cleopatra, this year's theme is “Mythical Menagerie”

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Krewe of Pontchartrain at NOON: With floats such as Mr. Mudbug and the Super Grouper, the Krewe of Pontchartrain kicks off the first Saturday of Mardi Gras.

Krewe of Choctaw: With the theme “Choctaw Tours Versailles!” this family-friendly krewe will be rolling after Pontchartrain.

Krewe of Freret: Catch one of their signature hand-decorated masks when they roll after Choctaw.

Knights of Sparta/Spartan Society at 5:30 pm: This year's theme is “Inspirators of Imagination”

Krewe of Pygmalion:  Pygmalion rolls after the Knights of Sparta.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale at 11 am: This all-female krewe will kick off Sunday's parades along the traditional St. Charles Route with the theme “It's Five O'Clock Somewhere”.

Krewe of Carrollton at NOON: The 4th oldest Mardi Gras Krewe follows the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale with the them “100 Years of Carrollton Memories”

Krewe of King Arthur and Merlin: Following Carrollton, look out for their hand-decorated signature throw King Arthur's Grail. This year's theme is “King Arthur Breaks A Leg On Broadway”.

Queen of Thoth Floats from the Krewe of Tucks
Queen of Thoth and floats from the Krewe of Tucks

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Mystic Krewe of Druids at 6:15 pm: This 200-member krewe rolls before Nyx, Uptown.

Mystic Krewe of Nyx at 6:45 pm: This all-female krewe, whose signature throw is hand-decorated purses, rolls on the traditional Uptown route after Druids.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Knights of Babylon at 5:30 pm: One of the oldest Mardi Gras Krewes, Babylon rolls on the traditional Uptown route starting on Napoleon.

Krewe of Chaos: Uptown following Babylon, also starting on Napoleon.

Krewe of Muses: Catch one of their signature hand-decorated glittery shoes as they roll along the Uptown route starting at Magazine and Jefferson.

Friday, February 9, 2024

Krewe of Hermes at 5:30 pm: Another one of the oldest krewes, Hermes, starts on Napoleon and rolls on the traditional St. Charles route. Don't miss their Friday walking parade through the French Quarter in the early afternoon (after lunch).

Le Krewe d'Etat at 6:30: Follows Hermes

Krewe of Morpheus at 7:00: The parade rolls down the traditional Uptown route starting at Jefferson and Magazine.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Krewe of Iris at 11 am: The oldest female krewe in the city will roll down the St. Charles Route starting on Napoleon. Don't miss their signature throw, hand-decorated sunglasses.

Krewe of Tucks at NOON: Rolls down the traditional St. Charles Route starting on Napoleon with the theme “Tucks Faces the Music”.

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Krewe of Okeanos at 11 am: Celebrating it's 75th Anniversary, the krewe of Okeanos rolls down the traditional Uptown route starting at Jefferson and Magazine

Krewe of Mid City at 11:45 am: Following Okeanos on the traditional uptown route.

Krewe of Thoth at NOON: This Sunday is nicknamed Thoth Sunday for a reason. Toth rolls Uptown and starts on Henry Clay and Tchoupitoulas, then turns down Magazine and continues on the traditional Uptown route. This year's theme is “Thoth goes Festin' ”.

Krewe of Bacchus at 5:15 pm: Known for their celebrity king, this Super Krewe starts on Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas, the parade continues on the uptown route ending at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Krewe of Bacchus
Krewe of Bacchus floats

Monday, February 12, 2024 – Lundi Gras

Krewe of Proteus at 5:15 pm: The second oldest Carnival krewe rolls down the traditional St. Charles route starting on Napoleon.

Krewe of Orpheus at 6 pm: Another one of the Super Krewes, Orpheus, is known for its Smokey Mary float (an eight-unit steam locomotive float) and on Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas, the parade continues on the uptown route ending at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Tuesday, February 23, 2024 – Mardi Gras Day

Krewe of Zulu at 8 am: Zulu kicks off Mardi Gras Day starting at S. Claiborne and Jackson Ave, parade down Jackson to St. Charles, then  St. Charles to Canal, Canal to Basin and continues on as Basin becomes Orleans Ave and ends at Orleans Ave and Broad St. If you're lucky, you may catch one of the coveted Zulu Coconuts.

Krewe of Rex at 10 am: Rex is the King of Carnival. The parade starts on Napoleon and Claiborne, then turns on St. Charles and follows the traditional St. Charles route ending at Canal and Tchoupitoulas. This year's theme is “Palio Di Siena”.

Krewe of Elks Orleanians: Truck parade, follows Rex

Krewe of Crescent City: Truck parade, follows Elks Orleanians.

New Orleans Parades in the French Quarter, the Bywater, St. Roch, and Marigny Neighborhoods

Saturday, January 7, 2024

Société Des Champs Elysée at 5:00 pm: This group of 40 revelers parades through the city on the Rampart / St. Claude Street Car. Starting on N. Rampart and Esplanade, they go to Canal, then down to Union Square, where they turn around and take the reverse route back to the end of the line on Elysian Fields Ave.

Joan of Arc at 7 pm: Annual walking parade through the French Quarter to celebrate Joan of Arc's birthday. The parade starts at  Bienville and N. Front Street. It winds its way through the Quarter stopping at the St. Louis Cathedral for the sword blessing and then again at the Joan of Arc Statue to sing happy birthday ending at Washington Artillery Park with a king cake ceremony.

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus at 7 pm: Get on board the Mothership and catch amazing handmade throws when Chewbacchus parades through the streets of New Orleans starting at Franklin and St. Claude and ending at Decatur and Conti.

Friday, January 26, 2024

Krewe Bohème at 7 pm: Marching parade through the Marigny and French Quarter. This visual and auditory feast or mystery, artistry, and fun is led by a green absinthe fairy and followed by various inner krewe marching clubs.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Krewe du Vieux at 6:30 pm KdV starts at Royal and Elysian Feilds and winds through the French Quarter with various subkrewes, New Orleans brass and jazz bands, and mule-drawn and hand-pulled homemade floats. KdV is also known for its adult themes, political comedy, and satire.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

‘tit Rex at 5 pm: New Orleans-only micro-krewe parades through the St. Roch, Marigny & Bywater Neighborhoods.

Friday, February 2, 2024

Krewe of Cork at 3:00 pm: Walking parade through the French Quarter that celebrates food, wine, and fun.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Krewe of Barkus at 2 pm: New Orleans-only dog parade will make its way through the streets of the French Quarter starting at Armstrong Park

Friday, February 9, 2024

Krewe of Bosom Buddies at 11:30 am: Walking krewe that parades through the French Quarter on Friday Before Mardi Gras in colorful tutus, bras, and hats that reflect the year's theme. The krewe's signature throw are hand-decorated bras.

Krewe of Endymion
Krewe of Endymion floats

Westbank New Orleans Parades

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Krewe of NOMTOC at 10:45 am: NOMTOC (New Orleans Most Talked of Club) rolls on the Westbank in Algiers starting at Holiday Dr. and Wall Blvd and ending at the ending on General Meyer and Shirley Dr. Be on the look out for their signature Jug Man dolls.

New Orleans East Parades

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Krewe of Nefertiti at 1 pm: This all-female krewe brought Carnival Parades back to New Orleans East. The parade will start at Bullard Ave and Lake Forest Dr., will continue on Lake Forest to Read Blvd, will go down Read to Chef Menteaur Hwy where it will make a loop, and then go back down Read, stopping just past Dwyer Rd.

Mid-City New Orleans Parades

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Krewe of Endymion at 4:15 pm: One of New Orlean's largest parades, aka Super Krewe, Endymion takes its traditional ride starting in Mid-City near City Park, turning on Elks Place, to Howard Ave, around Harmony Circle, down St. Charles to Poydras, turning on Poydras and ending at Tchoupitoulas and Julia St.

Is New Orleans Mardi Gras Family Friendly?

Living away from New Orleans for a few years, this is probably the number one thing I heard from those that have only experienced or heard about Mardi Gras in New Orleans on Bourbon Street.

My answer is yes, Mardi Gras in New Orleans is 100% Family Friendly! The boob flashing generally only happens on Bourbon Street by tourists. The rest of us are lined up along the parade route (mostly Uptown and/or Metairie) with our kids and our friends and having a family-friendly street party. If you want to experience New Orleans Mardi Gras with kids and need ideas on where to stand, just ask. We’ll be happy to help.

Happy Parading!

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