Here we go, y’all! We’re heading into the last weekend of carnival season. It’s the grand finale, complete with the biggest parades and Mardi Gras day itself just around the corner. If you want to be a part of the celebrations, but don’t want to drive all the way into New Orleans and fight the monster crowds, there are plenty of parades still to come in neighboring communities on the Northshore.
Friday, February 24
6:30pm – Krewe of Selene – Slidell
7pm – Original Krewe of Orpheus – Mandeville
Saturday, February 25
9am – Krewe of Bush Parade
Fat Tuesday, February 28
10am – Krewe of Covington Lions Club, followed by the Mystic Krewe of Covington
1pm – Krewe of Chahta Parade – Lacombe
2pm – Krewe of Folsom Parade
For parade routes and other details, click here.
Also on Mardi Gras Day, from 10am-4pm, the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center in Hammond will be hosting their own celebration with king and queen parades every hour on the hour starting at 11am. There will also be edible Mardi Gras crafts, a costume contest, raffles and many more fun games and activities. Go here for details.