Mardi Gras Parade Routes
2020 updates coming soon!
Most Metairie Mardi Gras parades will be begin along Bonnabel Blvd. (north of Veterans Blvd.) and travel westbound on Veterans Blvd. to end at Clearview Center. Residents living on Bonnabel Blvd. may access their homes by vehicle up until one hour before westbound parades begin.
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.
New Family Gras Site: In 2019, Family Gras was held at their brand new location, Clearview Center, located at 4436 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA 70006. Attendees were in for a treat as all krewes rolled through the middle of Family Gras, giving festival-goers the opportunity to catch both the concert and some beads!
Post-Parade Entertainment: 2020 schedule coming soon!
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 Jefferson Parish Mardi Gras Parade Routes below and pick your favorite spot to catch a throw! Check out our complete parade schedule for date and time details!
Krewe of Little Rascals
Krewe of Excalibur, Centurions, MadHatters, Atlas & Kings
Krewe of Excalibur rolls through Family Gras on Friday, February 14th, Krewe of Centurions followed by Krewe of MadHatters roll through Family Gras on Saturday, February 15th and Krewe of Kings rolls through Family Gras on Sunday, February 16th.
Krewe of Athena & Pandora
Krewe of Isis
The Krewe of Isis is moving to Kenner! The parade will originate at the Esplanade Mall and roll along West Esplanade to Loyola, then Vintage, Chateau and Joe Yenni Boulevard before disbanding at the Pontchartrain Center.
Krewe of Adonis
Krewe of Argus
On February 25, Mardi Gras day, Argus will keep their traditional route.
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