2023 New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

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Mardi Gras Day is February 21, 2023, this year. 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.

After no Mardi Gras parades in 2021 and shortened routes in 2022 due to Covid, 2023 will be the year (hopefully) krewes will get to return to their traditional route and Mardi Gras will be back to dare I say normal?

Here is the 2023 New Orleans Parade Schedule

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New Orleans Parades Uptown

Friday, January 6, 2023

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 10, 2023

Krewe of Oshun at 6 pm 

Krewe of Cleopatra: With the theme “Jeweled Jubilee”, this all-female crew will be parading behind Oshun.

Krewe of Alla: Following Cleopatra, this year's theme is “Festing Around the World”

Saturday, February 11, 2023

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 with the theme “Guess What Day It Is?”.

Krewe of Choctaw: With the theme “Life is a Fairy Tale” 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, this year's theme is “Let the Band Play On”.

Knights of Sparta/Spartan Society at 5:30 pm: This year's theme is “Carnival's Songful Celebrations”

Krewe of Pygmalion: With the theme “The Wonderful World of Thomas Randolph Morrison”, Pygmalion rolls after the Knights of Sparta.

Sunday, February 12, 2023

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 “The Gems of Femmenation”.

Krewe of Carrollton at NOON: Follows the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale with the them “All Things Golden”

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 “Are You Smarter Than a Knight Grader?”.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Mystic Krewe of Druids at 6:30 pm: This 200-member krewe rolls before Nyx, Uptown.

Mystic Krewe of Nyx at 7 pm: This all-female krewe, whose signature throw is hand-decorated purses, rolls on the traditional Uptown route after Druids.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

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 with the theme “Muses Hersday”.

Friday, February 17, 2023

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). This year's theme is “The Apocalyse”.

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 with the theme “Morpheus Dreams of a Tune”.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

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. This year's theme is “Iris Soars to New Heights”.

Krewe of Tucks at NOON: Rolls down the traditional St. Charles Route starting on Napoleon with the theme “Tucks Can't Drive 55”.

Sunday, February 23, 2023

Krewe of Okeanos at 11 am: Rolls down the traditional Uptown route starting at Jefferson and Magazine with the theme “Festivals of the World”.

Krewe of Mid City at 11:45 am: Following Okeanos on the traditional uptown route with the theme “Louisiana's Bounty”.

Krewe of Toth at NOON: This Sunday is nicknamed Toth 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 “Diamond Jubilee”.

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. This year's theme is “Throw Me Something, Mister!”.

Monday, February 20, 2023 – 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. This year's theme is “Dark Dictums of Childhood”.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 – 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

Friday, January 6, 2023

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.

Société Des Champs Elysée at 7:30 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.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

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, February 3, 2023

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, February 4, 2023

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, February 5, 2023

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

Friday, February 10, 2023

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

Sunday, February 12, 2023

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 17, 2023

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.

Westbank New Orleans Parades

Saturday, February 18, 2023

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. This year's theme is “NOMTOC's Fantasy Library” and look out for their signature Jug Man dolls.

New Orleans East Parades

Sunday, January 29, 2023

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. This year's theme is “Nefertiti Roar”.

Mid-City New Orleans Parades

Saturday, February 18, 2023

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, making its way through the city, down Canal St. turning onto Tchoupioulas ending on Julia St. This year's theme is “Endymion Salutes the Poets”.

Happy Parading!

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