2024 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
JEFFERSON PARISH PARADE 'KREWES'
Click below to learn more about each Jefferson Parish Krewe!
Many of the 'krewes' invite you to join them as they parade. Some have special guest packages or rates where an individual or group's costume and throws are included, along with the load-in of all throws to your assigned float! Click to find basic membership information (when applicable) on each krewe's website.
Argus has paraded in Metairie on Mardi Gras day since 1974. Named for a 100-eyed giant in Greek mythology whose eyes were transferred to the peacock’s tail, the krewe uses a peacock as its principal symbol. A family-oriented procession, the 450 riders include men, women and children.
The 10th-year celebration of the Krewe of Athena Carnival Club, Inc. pays homage to the Greek goddess Athena, representing wisdom, war, and fine craft. Established as a Carnival organization for professional women of diverse backgrounds, the krewe anticipates a significant growth in 2024 with 800 riders on 30 floats, compared to the previous year. The theme for Athena's 2024 procession is "Super Bold Sunday: A League of Their Own," featuring lavender-colored footballs and signature hand-decorated fedoras among other throws.
Founded in 1969, the co-ed krewe is named for the giant in Greek mythology who was doomed to hold up the heavens for eternity. Last year, the krewe’s 200-plus riders rode 14 floats.
Krewe of Caerus
The Krewe of Caerus is dedicated to the Greek god of opportunity and luck. The parade is expected to have 200 riders on 14 floats. Some floats will be designated for families, including children. The theme, and specialty throws will be announced in the coming months.
Named for Roman legion leaders, the 350-member co-ed parade typically rolls with 20-plus floats. Last year, for the first time, Centurions moved from Friday into the Lundi Gras slot in the Jefferson Parish Carnival schedule. The 2024 parade theme is “Centurions Goes on an Adventure.” Parade-goers should look for hand-decorated swords.
The Krewe of TCQNO, a tribute to women in the New Orleans food and beverage industry, emerged in Marrero in 2022. This year's parade theme, "The Holy Trinity," celebrates the third annual event and pays homage to the essential flavors in traditional Creole cooking – peppers, celery, and onions. The krewe's 300 riders on 15 floats will toss both edible and plastic versions of these ingredients, along with signature hand-decorated spatulas. The parade route will be extended this year, following the West Bank Expressway to Barataria Boulevard.
The co-ed Krewe of Excalibur, reigning over Metairie since 2000, will showcase the theme "Chevaliers Tour de France" in 2024, featuring floats and costumes representing Gallic icons like the Moulin Rouge and wine country. The parade will include 22 floats, six marching groups, and 18 bands, including the debut of the St. Aug Marching 100 in Metairie. Parade-goers are encouraged to watch for five golden shields among the throws, as those who catch them will be invited to ride in the 2025 parade!
The all-female Krewe of Isis first started parading in Kenner in 1973 before taking the standard Veterans Memorial Boulevard route in Jefferson Parish. However, after the 2019 Mardi Gras season the krewe announced that they would return to Kenner in 2020. Comprised of 200+ riders and 18 floats (the krewe will debut their first double-decker in 2024), this Egyptian-themed krewe is known for its marching bands, dance teams and gloriously attired maids, as well as for its specialty throws including decorated bras in support of breast cancer charities. The 2024 theme will be Lights, Camera, Action!
Established in 1974, the Carnival convoy, features as many as 50 home-decorated semis with riders representing families and social clubs. The procession brings Carnival parading to a close in Jefferson Parish.
The Magical Krewe of MadHatters materialized in 2020 with a perennial “Alice in Wonderland” theme. The unique parade features musicians and bands performing live on moving floats. This year’s lineup includes Rockin’ Dopsie, Dalila Seruntine, Vince Vance and the Valiants, Amanda Shaw and many others. The 2024 parade will be composed of 34 floats, with riders tossing plush hats of all sorts, as well as other throws.
The West Bank krewe, inspired by the abundant musical culture of New Orleans, will feature 20 floats with 250+ riders in a parade through Marrero, following the Culinary Queens and Nandi route. The inaugural parade, themed "Music Around the World," will showcase various music genres like rock, gospel, and Christmas. Attendees might even snag a musical pillow.
Named for the Queen Mother of the Zulu Nation, the all-female Krewe of Nandi is meant to empower members “through sisterhood, community service, and social gatherings.” The inaugural parade will feature roughly 300 riders on 17 floats. the signature throw will be hand-decorated teacups, which relate to the 2024 theme, “Tipping a Teacup.
Founded in 2022, the all-male social aid and pleasure club is devoted to “celebrating the beauty and brilliance of unity, inclusiveness and strength together.” The 2024 parade will feature roughly 300 riders on 15 floats.
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