Mardi Gras Parade Routes
Metairie is in store for the biggest upgrade to Mardi Gras in a generation, ensuring riders, royalty, and parade-goers enjoy a most memorable experience.Check out these changes below!
Most Metairie Mardi Gras parades (Excalibur, Kings, Centurions, Athena, & Pandora) will be taking a new route, beginning along Bonnabel Blvd. (north of Veterans Blvd.) and traveling 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 will be held at Clearview Center, located at 4436 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA 70006. Attendees are in for a treat this year as all krewes parading on Family Gras weekend (Excalibur, Caesar, and Kings) will roll through the middle of Family Gras, giving festival-goers the opportunity to catch both the concert and some beads.
Post-Parade Entertainment: Following the parades at Family Gras, musical headliners (BJ Thomas, Michael McDonald & Brett Eldredge) will take the stage to entertain crowds and krewes. While on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019, the all-female krewes of Athena and Pandora will host a special “Ladies Night” Post-Parade Party at Clearview Center for parade-goers to celebrate with krewe members.
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 rolls through Family Gras approximately 9:15-10:00PM on Friday, February 22nd and Krewe of Kings rolls through Family Gras approximately 7:15-8:00PM on Sunday, February 24th.
On Saturday, February 23rd from approximately 7:15-8PM, Caesar will begin in Clearview Center, parading through Family Gras festival (Lot in front of Sears), then onto Veterans Boulevard route shown above.
Krewe of Adonis
Krewe of Argus
On March 5th, Mardi Gras day, Argus will keep their traditional route.
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