Hurricane Update

Hurricane Update

Dear Valued Partners, Residents, and Visitors:

The Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau hopes that you and your families are safe following Hurricane Ida.

While our team members – like so many in our parish – have suffered from damage to homes, as well as loss of power and water, we are grateful that all are safe and remain committed to supporting you as we restore our region together.

As we work diligently to bring our communications back online, please be patient and rest assured that our commitment to our parish and to you is unwavering.

 

Mardi Gras Parade
Mardi Gras Parade Routes
 

Mardi Gras Parade Routes

 

Due to COVID-19, we will not enjoy parades this year, but the carnival spirit will live on in our Krewe of House Floats and family celebrations throughout Jefferson Parish.

Traditionally, most Metairie Mardi Gras parades will begin along Bonnabel Blvd. (north of Veterans Blvd.) and travel westbound on Veterans Blvd. to end at Clearview Center.

Metairie Westbound Parade Route

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.
 

Krewe of Little Rascals

Little Rascals Parade map
 

Krewe of Excalibur, Centurions, MadHatters, Atlas & Kings

Family Gras Parade Route

Krewe of Athena & Pandora

Parade Map
 

Krewe of Isis

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

Westbank Parade Route Mardi Gras

Krewe of Argus

Argus Parade Route

Jefferson Parish Louisiana is a hot spot for events and festivals. Don’t... See More
Whether it’s a business trip or a family vacation, Jefferson suits your... See More
Mardi Gras event
Mardi Gras is called "the biggest party on Earth" and Jefferson Parish...
Fifth Harmony at Family Gras 2017
Family Gras is concerts, Mardi Gras parades and the Fabulous Flambeau Food Court...
Zurich Classic of New Orleans
The Zurich Classic began in 1939 as the New Orleans Open and was held on the...
Live music
During the spring and fall, fairs and festivals abound in Jefferson. Otherwise...