NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 11:  The 2018 Krewe of Bacchus parade takes place on February 11, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

Weekend Picks: Parades, parades and more parades

We're in the home stretch! Parades, parades, parades!

by Mary Staes | February 28, 2019

We’re in the home stretch! All of the must-see parades are this weekend! Nyx, Muses, Endymion, Tucks, Bacchus, take your pick! Our favorites are in bold.

Friday, March 1

French Quarter
Krewe of Bosom Buddies – 11:30 a.m.

Krewe of Hermes – 5:30 p.m.
Krewe d’Etat – 6:30 p.m. – Signature throw: blinking skull bead. This krewe was the first to throw blinking beads.
Krewe of Morpheus – 7 p.m.


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Thanks New Orleans! Happy Mardi Gras

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Krewe of Centurions – 6:30 p.m.

Sat., March 2

Krewe of Nomtoc – 10:45 a.m. – Signature Throw: ceramic medallion beads. This krewe has more than 400 riders and 26 floats.

Krewe of Endymion – 4:15 p.m. – Carnival’s largest parade with 3,100 riders and 37 floats.


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Another shot of my favorite float. I’ll get to see it in just five days!

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Krewe of Iris – 11 a.m.
Krewe of Tucks – Noon – Signature Throw: hand-decorated plumbers and toilet brushes.


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Loving my #FutureKing @KreweofTucks plunger, @Bordnick. Thank you so much! 💜🚽💛👑💚

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Krewe of Isis – 6:30 p.m.

Sun., March 3

Krewe of Okeanos – 11 a.m.
Krewe of Mid-City – 11:45 a.m.
Krewe of Thoth – Noon
Krewe of Bacchus – 5:15 p.m. – This krewe has beautiful animated floats including the Baccchawhoppa whale and the Kong family.

Krewe of Athena – 5:30 p.m.
Krewe of Pandora – 6:30 p.m.


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Krewe of Athena #beeonthegeaux #nola #mardigras2018 #metarieparade #kreweofathena

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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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