Mardi Gras Parade Routes
Pre-Parade Entertainment: Before Friday and Sunday evening parades on Bonnabel Blvd. (between Nero St. and Veterans Blvd.), parade-goers adjacent to the line-up of floats, will be entertained with face-painting, caricatures, balloon art, clowning, and stilt-walking.
Bead-Recycling Program: Don’t know what to do with beads and throws after a parade? Throw them back! A new ordinance allows parade-goers at the end of Metairie Mardi Gras parades to toss unwanted trinkets and beads back into a charitable donation truck. Arc of Greater New Orleans will use these reclaimed carnival throws to create wage-earning jobs for individuals with intellectual disabilities by collecting, sorting, repacking, and selling Mardi Gras throws for future parades.
Text Alerts: Anyone planning to attend Mardi Gras events in Jefferson Parish may sign up to receive parade updates via text messaging. By texting JPMARDIGRAS to 888-777. You will receive updates and alerts regarding parade routes, weather, and more. To receive Family Gras updates, text FAMILYGRAS19 to 888-777. (Standard message rates apply.)
Please see the traditional Jefferson Parish Mardi Gras Parade Routes below and pick your favorite spot to catch a throw! Please note, these routes are subject to change.
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