Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
|Krewe of Little Rascals||February 9, 2020 12PM||Metairie|
|Krewe of Excalibur||February 14, 2020 6:30PM (Family Gras)||Metairie|
|Krewe of Adonis||February 15, 2020 11:45AM||West Bank|
|Krewe of MadHatters||February 15, 2020 5PM (Family Gras)||Metairie|
|Krewe of Centurions||February 15, 2020 6:30PM (Family Gras)||Metairie|
|Krewe of Atlas||February 16, 2020 4PM (Family Gras)||Metairie|
|Krewe of Kings||February 16, 2020 5PM (Family Gras)||Metairie|
|Krewe of Rosethorne||February 22, 2020 12PM||Jean Lafitte|
|Krewe of Isis||February 22, 2020 6PM||Kenner|
|Krewe of Athena||February 23, 2020 5:30PM||Metairie|
|Krewe of Pandora||February 23, 2020 6:30PM||Metairie|
|Krewe of Argus||February 25, 2020 10AM||Metairie|
|Elks Trucks||February 25, 2020 Follows Argus||Metairie|
|Jefferson Trucks||February 25, 2020 Follows Elks||Metairie|
Parade schedule is tentative and subject to change.
Watch the pageantry of Mardi Gras in Jefferson Parish! Whether you are heading out to catch a parade on the East Bank or West Bank, we have you covered with accurate and up-to-date routes. Click here to see our parade routes!
YOU can ride in a parade!
There is room for you and your group in Jefferson Parish carnival! Many of Jefferson's 'krewes' invite you to join them as they parade. Basic membership information can be found by clicking the links where applicable below. Some 'krewes' have special guest packages/rates where an individual or group's costume and throws are included along with load-in of all throws to your assigned float! Check listing below for participating carnival 'krewes'.
Rolling down the streets as Metairie’s largest male and female parade, the Krewe of Centurions offers a unique Mardi Gras experience. The krewe is a family-friendly organization, offering fun and exciting events. Their formal celebration ball, the casual nights out and every event in between bring the enthusiasm of Mardi Gras all year long, and it doesn’t stop there! From their signature throws to their masked men and women in wigs, their members experience the thrill of riding in an exceptional parade. Bystanders get to have a touch of the fun, as they are entertained by a parade with an “in-town” feel featuring themed floats and lots of throws coming their way. They are always looking for men and women who are interested in joining their krewe, and want you to be a part of the fun and experience the excitement that only the Krewe of Centurions has to offer! See their membership application below.
The Krewe of Excalibur parades along Veterans Memorial Boulevard in a family-friendly atmosphere that millions of people have enjoyed. Over the years, they have catered to this atmosphere by creating a fun time with bands or dance groups between every float, throwing items specially designed for children, like youth t-shirts, stuffed castles and hand decorated shields, and by having family related socials throughout the year. They are also the first parade of the season, so it’s very well attended by the public.
The Krewe of Excalibur’s unique theme takes Mardi Gras to the medieval. Their krewe celebrates the best traditions of New Orleans, King Arthur, Queen Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table. If you know the difference between a knight and a lord, a squire and a steward, and a lady and a maiden, you’re already a member. Their club is known for lavish, over-the-top court costumes.
The Krewe of Argus was founded in 1972 by several civic-minded Jefferson Parish businessmen and rolls on Mardi Gras Day in Metairie. Spectators line Veterans Boulevard to catch an assortments of specialty throws. The Krewe is comprised of over 450 riders- male, female, and children- as well as guest celebrities and marching bands. Each year Argus crowns a Special King, Queen, and Royal Court from its own membership to ride as royalty. In past parades, Argus has created special floats designed to honor our heroes in the Armed Services and local celebrities such as Artist George Rodrigue and his Blue Dog.
Interested in riding in Argus? Email Allison DeViney.
Krewe of Kings
You can ride in one of Jefferson Parish's newest parades, Krewe of Kings! 2019 marked their very first parade and it was a huge success! They closed down Sunday night at Family Gras rolling right through the festival grounds! Interested in joining? Email Mac Cantrell.
Magical Krewe of Madhatters
Jefferson Parish's newest krewe, the Magical Krewe of MadHatters, rides the Saturday of Family Gras! Interested in joining? Call 504-975-5016.
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