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New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

A guide to every single parade, krewe by krewe, day by day.

Photo: Cheryl Gerber

It may just be January everywhere else in the world, but here in New Orleans that means its time to start celebrating the biggest party there is: Mardi Gras. Go ahead, grab your bead bag, slap on those rain boots, and head on down to one (or all) of the parades NOLA has to offer. Trust us, you’re in for a treat.

Big Freedia at the 2016 Krewe du Vieux parade. (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Mardi Gras Parade Schedule 2018

Saturday, January 27

Krewe du Vieux, 6:30 p.m. — Forms at Franklin and Decatur streets; disbands at Lafayette and O’Keefe streets.

Krewedelusion, follows — Forms at Franklin and Royal streets; disbands at Lafayette and O’Keefe streets.

Friday, February 2

Krewe of Cork, 3:00 p.m. — Forms at 613 Royal Street; disbands at the Royal Sonesta hotel.

Krewe of Oshun, 6:00 p.m. — Forms at Napoleon Avenue and Perrier Street; disbands at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe of Cleopatra, 6:30 p.m. — Forms at Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe of Chewbacchus. (Photo: Rebecca Ratliff)

Saturday, February 3

Krewe of Pontchartrain, 1:00 p.m. — Forms at Napoleon Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe of Choctaw, follows — Forms at Tchoupitoulas Street and Napoleon Avenue; disbands at Andrew Higgins and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe of Freret, follows — Forms at Napoleon Avenue and Magazine Street; ends at Mardi Gras World.

‘tit Rex, 5:00 p.m. — Forms at St. Roch Avenue and N. Robertson Street; disbands at St. Roch St. Claude Avenue.

Krewe of Sparta, 6:00 p.m. — Forms at Napoleon Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at Henderson and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe of Pygmalion, 6:15 p.m. — Forms at Napoleon Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at the Marriott on Convention Center Boulevard.

Krewe of Chewbacchus, 7:00 p.m. — Forms at St. Roch Avenue and N. Robertson Street; disbands at 4321 St. Claude Ave.

A dog dressed as beloved local character Mr. Okra at a recent Barkus parade. (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Sunday, February 4

Krewe of Femme Fatale, 11:00 a.m. — Forms at Napoleon Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe of Carrollton, follows — Forms at Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe of King Arthur and Merlin, follows — Forms at Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe of Alla, follows — Forms at Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe of Barkus, 2 p.m. — Forms and disbands at Armstrong Park.

The Nyx parade. (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Wednesday, February 7

Krewe of Druids, 6:30 p.m. — Forms at Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe of Nyx, 7:00 p.m. — Forms at Jefferson Avenue and Annunciation Street; disbands at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Thursday, February 8

Knights of Babylon, 5:30 p.m. — Forms at Napoleon Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at the Marriott hotel on Canal Street.

Knights of Chaos, 6:15 p.m. — Forms at Napoleon Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at Roosevelt Way and Canal Street.

Krewe of Muses, 6:30 p.m. — Forms at Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.

A float during the Hermes parade. (Photo: Cheryl Gerber)

Friday, February 9

Krewe of Hermes, 6:00 p.m. — Forms at Napoleon Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe d’Etat, 6:30 p.m. — Forms at Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at the Marriott hotel on Canal Street.

Krewe of Morpheus, 7:00 p.m. — Forms at Jefferson Avenue and Annunciation Street; disbands at Tchoupitoulas and Poeyfarre streets.

A float from the Endymion parade. (Photo via Flickr user Philippe Leroyer)

Saturday, February 10

Krewe of Iris, 11:00 a.m. — Forms at Napoleon and Claiborne avenues; disbands at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe of Tucks, 12:00 p.m. — Forms at Napoleon Avenue and Laurel street; disbands at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe of Endymion, 4:15 p.m. — Forms at City Park and Orleans avenues; disbands at Girod Street  and Loyola Avenue.

A float in the Bacchus parade. (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Sunday, February 11

Krewe of Okeanos, 11:00 a.m. — Forms at Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe of Mid-City, 11:45 a.m. — Forms at Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street; disbands at Canal and Magazine streets.

Krewe of Thoth, 12:00 p.m. — Forms at Tchoupitoulas and State streets; disbands at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe of Bacchus, 5:15 p.m. — Forms at Tchoupitoulas Street and Napoleon Avenue; ends at Convention Center Boulevard and Calliope Street.

A float in the Orpheus parade. (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Monday, February 12

Krewe of Proteus, 5:15 p.m. — Forms at Napoleon Avenue and Constance Street; disbands at the Marriott hotel on Canal Street.

Krewe of Orpheus, 6:00 p.m. — Forms at Tchoupitoulas Street and Napoleon Avenue; ends at Convention Center Boulevard and Calliope Street.

Revelers take to the streets to enjoy the Rex parade on Mardi Gras day. (Photo: Cheryl Gerber)

Tuesday, February 13 – MARDI GRAS DAY!

Krewe of Zulu, 8:00 a.m. — Forms at Claiborne and Jackson avenues; disbands at N. Broad and Orleans avenues.

Krewe of Rex, 10:00 a.m. — Forms at Claiborne and Napoleon avenues; disbands at Canal and Tchoupitoulas streets.

Krewe of Elks Orleans, follows — Forms at Claiborne and Napoleon avenues; disbands at Tulane Avenue and S. Robertson Street.

Krewe of Crescent City, follows — Forms at Claiborne and Napoleon avenues; disbands at Tulane Avenue and S. Robertson Street.

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