Queen Anne and King Robustus XXXIII reign over MidSummer Mardi Gras XXXIII lead by the Krewe of Oak on Oak Street Saturday, August 24, 2019. The theme of this year’s parade is ‘Wild in the Wetlands.’ The Muff-A-Lottas dance group celebrated its 10th annual MidSummer parade dancing down the streets with members of the Krewe of Chewbacchus, the Organ Grinders Sexah Monkeys, Tap Dat, the Brazilian style carnival group Bloco Sereia, Bosom Buddies, Crescent City Fae, the Cougar Patrol, Bayou Babes, and an assortment of other costumed revelers and other krewes. The krewes paraded down Carrolton Ave to Palmer Park and back to Oak street to mark the halfway point, 184
 days, to Mardi Gras 2020. Photo by Matthew Hinton

PHOTOS: Krewe of Oak celebrates Midsummer Mardi Gras

Krewes paraded down Carrolton Ave to Palmer Park and back to Oak street to mark the halfway point, 184 days, to Mardi Gras 2020.

by Matthew Hinton | August 26, 2019

Queen Anne and King Robustus XXXIII reign over MidSummer Mardi Gras XXXIII lead by the Krewe of Oak on Oak Street Saturday, August 24, 2019. The theme of this year’s parade is ‘Wild in the Wetlands.’ The Muff-A-Lottas dance group celebrated its 10th annual MidSummer parade dancing down the streets with members of the Krewe of Chewbacchus, the Organ Grinders Sexah Monkeys, Tap Dat, the Brazilian style carnival group Bloco Sereia, Bosom Buddies, Crescent City Fae, the Cougar Patrol, Bayou Babes, and an assortment of other costumed revelers and other krewes. The krewes paraded down Carrolton Ave to Palmer Park and back to Oak street to mark the halfway point, 184 days, to Mardi Gras 2020.

Check out these photos from the celebration:

Matthew Hinton

Matthew Hinton

Matthew Hinton is a New Orleans area freelance photographer whose work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism Awards in 2014 and 2016, and by numerous awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, including the Hal Ledet President's Print Photography Award, the highest honor the Press Club can bestow upon a photographer.
Matthew Hinton has previously been a staff photographer at both of the daily newspapers in New Orleans. His work has appeared nationally and internationally through freelance work with the Associated Press and AFP, Agence France-Presse.

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