Mardi Gras is the biggest celebration the city of New Orleans hosts every year. This magnificent, costumed, beaded and feathered party is laced with tradition and is all about having a good time!
Mardi Gras 2014 is on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Carnival traditionally begins the 12th night after Christmas. And about two weeks before Mardi Gras, the parading begins! This year, parades begin Feb. 15, 2014. Every year Carnival parade organizations—known as "krewes"—are deep into preparations for their annual parades, costume balls and parties. Be sure to learn about Mardi Gras, learn the Mardi Gras lingo, and Mardi Gras History! Fat Tuesday itself typically features back-to-back processions by some of the largest and oldest Carnival organizations in the state. Remember flights and hotels fill up quickly so start planning your Mardi Gras celebrations now!
Mardi Gras 2014 - New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
Here is the parade schedule for the day of Mardi Gras in New Orleans on March 4, 2014. View the entire Mardi Gras season parade schedule here.
The parades kick off Saturday, February 15, with the wild and fun Krewe Du Viuex, followed by the Krewe Delusion marching through Marigny and the French Quarter. The traditional krewes kick off their parades down St. Charles Avenue on Friday, February 21. The Krewe of Oshun starts things off that night. Krewe of Ancient Druids and Krewe of Nyx start the extended Mardi Gras weekend of parades on Wednesday, February 26. The much beloved Kewe of Muses rolls the following night, Thursday, February 27. Throw me some shoes! Saturday, March 1, the superkrewe Krewe of Endymion travels through Mid-City their brightly lit floats. Krewe of Bacchus rules the night on Sunday, March 2.
Mardi Gras Day Parade Schedules
Tuesday March 4, 2014
- Krewe of Zulu - Uptown, 8 am
- Krewe of Rex - Uptown, 10 am
- Krewe of Elks Orleans - Uptown, Follows Rex
- Krewe of Crescent City - Uptown, Follows Elks
- Krewe of Argus - Metarie, 10 am
- Krewe of Elks Jefferson - Metarie, Follows Argus
- Krewe of Jefferson - Metarie, Follows Elk
Note: There are many more parades before Mardi Gras. To see a full schedule, visit MardiGrasNewOrleans.com