New Orleans Mardi Gras 2017: Dates, List Of Popular Parade Routes, Schedules

New Orleans is a city that knows how to eat, drink and be merry, and the best display of the city's bacchanalian expertise is Mardi Gras. True to form for a city that allows bars to stay open around the clock, the New Orleans Mardi Gras festival officially...

New Orleans Mardi Gras 2017: Dates, List Of Popular Parade Routes, Schedules

New Orleans is a city that knows how to eat, drink and be merry, and the best display of the city's bacchanalian expertise is Mardi Gras. True to form for a city that allows bars to stay open around the clock, the New Orleans Mardi Gras festival officially...

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New Orleans Mardi Gras 2017: Dates, List Of Popular Parade Routes, Schedules

New Orleans is a city that knows how to eat, drink and be merry, and the best display of the city's bacchanalian expertise is Mardi Gras. True to form for a city that allows bars to stay open around the clock, the New Orleans Mardi Gras festival officially lasts for more than seven weeks. But the party really picks up this weekend and culminates on Feb. 28, or Fat Tuesday, which is the final day before Lent begins on Wednesday, March 1. 

Below is a list of parades scheduled for the final, and most exciting, days of the festival. 

Saturday, Feb. 25

NOMTOC (New Orleans's Most Talked About Club) Parade

Start Time: 10:45 a.m.

Route: Krewe of NOMTOC's parade starts on Fiesta Street and Holiday Drive in Algiers. The parade will then head northwest on General Meyer Avenue before heading west on Newton Street. 

Iris 

Start Time: 11:00 a.m.

Route: The Krewe of Isis have scheduled their parade to begin at Carondelet Street and Napoleon Avenue in Milan. The parade is then scheduled to head south to St. Charles Avenue, and follow it to Canal Street. 

Tucks

Start Time: Noon 

Route: The Krewe of Tucks has set a parade route that starts in Touro at Magazine Street and Napoleon Avenue, and is scheduled to head north to St. Charles Avenue, before heading northeast to Canal Street. 

Endymion

Start Time: 4:15 p.m.

Route: The Krewe of Endymion has been named one of three "super krewes" for the stunning visual displays it has produced over the years. The Krewe of Endymion has set the starting point for their parade at City Park Avenue. The parade is scheduled to then head south along Orleans Avenue and turning to the southwest down South Carrollton Avenue before heading south down Canal Street. 

Isis

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.

Route: The Krewe of Isis has planned its parade to begin on Trenton Avenue in Metaire near the Clearview Mall. The parade route then heads north to Veterans Memorial Boulevard, where it heads east to Martin Behrman Avenue. 

Sunday, Feb. 26

Okeanos

Start Time: 11:00 a.m.

Route: The Krewe of Okeanos has planned its parade to begin at Jefferson Avenue and head east down Magazine Street before moving north up Napoleon Avenue to St. Charles Avenue. The parade is then scheduled to head northwest to Canal Street. 

Mid-City

Start Time: 11:45 a.m.

Route: The Krewe of Mid-City has scheduled its parade to begin at Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street, move North up Napoleon Avenue, then turn east along St. Charles before ending at Canal Street. 

Thoth

Start Time: Noon

Route: The Krewe of Thoth has planned its parade to start at State Street and Tchoupitoulas Street and head west, before turning north on Henry Clay Avenue, and then turning right on Magazine Street. The parade is scheduled to then head east to Napoleon Avenue before then turning east on St. Charles Avenue and traveling northeast to Canal Street. 

Napoleon

Start Time: 5 p.m.

Route: Corps de Napoleon has planned its parade to start on Trenton Street in front of the Clearview Mall, turn north up Houma Boulevard to Veterans Memorial Boulevard. The parade is then scheduled to head east down Veterans Memorial Boulevard, with two detours up and down Severn Avenue and Bonnabel Boulevard, before ending at Martin Behrmann Avenue. 

A member of the Krewe of Box of Wine makes her way down St. Charles Avenue in between Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans, Louisiana Feb. 15, 2015. Photo: Reuters

Bacchus

Start Time: 5:15 p.m.

Route: The Krewe of Bacchus, another "super krewe," has planned its parade to start at Tchoupitoulas Street and move north up Napoleon Avenue, before taking the familiar route along northeast along St. Charles Avenue toward Canal Street. 

New Orleans kicks off its famous Mardi Gras festival on Fat Tuesday, which this year falls on Feb. 28.

Monday, Feb. 27

Proteus

Start Time: 5:15 p.m.

Route: The Krewe of Proteus has planned its parade to start at Perrier Street and move north up Napoleon Avenue, before traveling down St. Charles Avenue toward Canal Street. 

Orpheus

Start Time: 6:00 p.m.

Route: The Krewe of Orpheus, the third "super krewe," has planned its parade for Mandeville, which is across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans. The parade is set to start on Emerald Road west of St. Joseph Drive, turn south on West Causeway Approach, hop onto a parallel service road, and then move east down Monroe Street before traveling east down East Causeway Approach and ending at Galvez Street. 

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Zulu

Start Time: 8:00 a.m.

Route: The Krewe of Zulu's parade is set to start at South Claiborne Avenue, travel south down Jackson Avenue to St. Charles Avenue, head northeast to Canal Street, turn north along Canal to Basin Street, then follow Basin Street, which becomes Orleans Avenue, to North Broad Street. 

Rex

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

Route: The Rex Organization has planned its parade to start to travel south down Napoleon Avenue between South Claiborne Avenue and St. Charles Avenue. The parade is then scheduled to travel northeast along St. Charles Street to Canal Street. 

Elks Orleans

Start Time: Follows Rex

Route: The Elks Orleans parade is scheduled to follow the same route as the Rex parade, will turn northwest at Canal Street, before turning southeast down South Robertson Street and ending at Tulane Avenue. 

Crescent City 

Start time: Follows Elks Orleans

Route: The Crescent City parade is scheduled to begin after the Elks Orleans parade and follow the same route.

Argus

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

Route: The Krewe of Argus has planned its parade to start on Trenton Street in front of the Clearview Mall, turn north up Houma Boulevard to Veterans Memorial Boulevard. The parade is then scheduled to head east down Veterans Memorial Boulevard, with two detours up and down Severn Avenue and Bonnabel Boulevard, before ending at Martin Behrmann Avenue. 

Krewe of Elks Jefferson 

Start Time: Follows Argus

Route: The Krewe of Elks Jefferson parade has planned its parade to start on Trenton Street in front of the Clearview Mall, turn north up Houma Boulevard to Veterans Memorial Boulevard. The parade is then scheduled to head east down Veterans Memorial Boulevard, with two detours up and down Severn Avenue and Bonnabel Boulevard, before ending at Martin Behrmann Avenue. 

Krewe of Jefferson 

Start Time: Follows Krewe of Elks Jefferson 

Route: The Krewe of Elks Jefferson parade has planned its parade to start on Trenton Street in front of the Clearview Mall, turn north up Houma Boulevard to Veterans Memorial Boulevard. The parade is then scheduled to head east down Veterans Memorial Boulevard, with two detours up and down Severn Avenue and Bonnabel Boulevard, before ending at Martin Behrmann Avenue. 

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