March 17, 2012 , New Orleans, Louisiana, People line Magazine Street at the Irish flag at The Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade. Cabbages, toys and beads are thrown of floats as they drive by. Fodor's ranks New Orleans as the second best place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in America. (Photo by Julie Dermansky/Corbis via Getty Images)

Weekend picks: It’s only been a week, time for another parade!

We hope you've recovered from Mardi Gras because guess what....

by Mary Staes | March 14, 2019

We hope you’ve recovered from Mardi Gras because guess what…. St. Patrick’s Day is here and festival season is right behind it!

Here are our picks for this weekend:

Fri. March 15, 2019

What: Jim Monaghan’s Irish Parade
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Molly’s at the Market
Price: Free
This parade travels around the French Quarter, leaving from Molly’s at the Market bar. Click here for more information. 

Sat. March 16, 2019

What: The Irish Channel Parade
When: 1:30 p.m.
Where: Click here for route information
Price: Free
Float riders throw vegetables, beads and trinkets, and marching clubs dole out roses and cheek kisses.

(Photo by Markus Scholz/picture alliance via Getty Images)

What: New Orleans Original Brass Fest
When: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Armstrong Park
Price: $10 General Admission
This is the first event to help fundraise the  “Save Our Brass Culture Foundation” which was created to give opportunities for elder and retired local musicians a way to provide income for their families. Click here for ticket information.

Sun. March 17, 2019

Mardi Gras Indians gather in the Treme neighborhood on Mardi Gras in New Orleans, La., March 5, 2019. The Mardi Gras Indian tradition has African, Creole, and Caribbean roots. Some of the early gang members were descendants of slaves and Native Americans. Photo by Matthew Hinton

What: Super Sunday
When: Noon
Where: A.L. Davis Park
Price: Free
Missed the Mardi Gras Indians last week? Here’s your chance to see them again. Click here for more information on procession route and what you should bring.

(Photo by Julie Dermansky/Corbis via Getty Images)

What: Downtown Irish Club St. Patricks Day Parade
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Starts at Piety and Burgundy streets. Click here for more route information.
Price: Free

Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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