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 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.