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2014 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Mardi Gras parades often include high school, college or community marching bands. Photo by Jeff Strout JANUARY 13, 2014 — New Orleans is once again hosting more than 30 colorful Mardi Gras parades during the 2014 Carnival season leading up to Fat Tuesday on March 4, 2014.

Contrary to what is often portrayed in media coverage of Mardi Gras, the parades are actually very family-friendly. Bourbon Street lives up to the more wild reputation, but the parades roll down wider streets in residential districts and nearby communities, and police officers work hard to ensure that the crowd stays festive but not crazy.

Each parade carries the name of a different "Krewe" which sponsors its own parade. The following schedule lists parades within New Orleans for the two primary weekends of Carnival. Additional parades are held in the region, including a dozen parades in the nearby community of Metairie.

2014 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Friday, February 21, 2014 Colorful floats filled with costumed riders throwing trinkets to the crowd are hallmarks of Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans. Photo by Pat Garin
• 6:00 PM Krewe of Oshun
• 6:30 PM Krewe of Cleopatra

Saturday, February 22, 2014
• 1:00 PM Krewe of Pontchartrain
• 2:00 PM Krewe of Choctaw
• 6:00 PM Knights of Sparta
• 6:45 PM Krewe of Pygmalion

Sunday, February 23, 2014
• 12:00 PM Krewe of Carrollton
• 12:30 PM King Arthur
• 1:00 PM Krewe of Alla
• 2:00 PM Mystic Krewe of Barkus

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
• 6:30 PM Krewe of Ancient Druids
• 7:00 PM Mystic Krewe of Nyx

Thursday, February 27, 2014
• 5:45 PM Knights of Babylon
• 6:30 PM Krewe of Muses
• 6:30 PM Knights of Chaos

Friday, February 28, 2014
• 6:00 PM Krewe of Hermes
• 6:30 PM Le Krewe d'Etat
• 7:00 PM Krewe of Morpheus

Saturday, March 1, 2014
• 11:00 AM Krewe of Iris
• 12:00 PM Krewe of Tucks
• 4:15 PM Krewe of Endymion
Most Mardi Gras parades roll through residential districts of New Orleans and are actually very family-friendly. Photo by Jay Combe
Sunday, March 2, 2014
• 11:00 AM Krewe of Okeanos
• 11:45 AM Krewe of Mid-City
• 12:00 PM Krewe of Thoth
• 5:15 PM Krewe of Bacchus

Monday, March 3, 2014
• 5:15 PM Proteus
• 6:00 PM Orpheus

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - Mardi Gras
• 8:00 AM Zulu
• 10:00 AM Rex
• 11:00 AM Krewe of Elks Orleans
• 12:00 PM Krewe of Crescent City

Parade times are approximate, especially when one parade follows directly behind another. And since parades travel for several miles, depending on your viewing location the parade could arrive much later than the start time shown. Visit the website of each Krewe for more details including parade route maps and parade themes.

Photos courtesy of New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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