Riders work the crowd as the 300 members of the Krewe of Oshun rolled down the Uptown parade route with an 18-float parade entitled “The Message is Love”. Cordell Chambliss reigned as Shango and Joan Ann Brown was Queen Oshun as the krewe presented their 24th annual parade on Friday, February 14, 2020. (Photo by Michael DeMocker)

PHOTOS: Cleopatra, Alla, Oshun kick off Valentine’s Day parades Uptown

Valentine's Day? What's that?! This year, it was the first day of Uptown parades hitting the streets.

by Michael DeMocker | February 18, 2020

Valentine’s Day? What’s that?! This year, it was the first day of Uptown parades hitting the streets of New Orleans. The krewes of Cleopatra, Alla and Oshun lit up the night of Feb. 14, 2020 kicking off the ramp up to Carnival season.

Michael DeMocker

Michael DeMocker

Michael DeMocker has been a photojournalist in New Orleans for over twenty years. He’s been the National Press Photographer Association’s Regional Photographer of the Year three times and loves photographing all things New Orleans. He lives Uptown with his wife, son, and two dogs of varying intelligence.

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