The metro New Orleans area has about 60 parades this year and we’ve found the best schedule for you. There’s a parade for every taste and all you need to do is find one that fits your schedule.
Want R-rated debauchery and satire? That’s Krewe du Vieux, which parades through the French Quarter and the Marigny.
Want kid-friendly fun? You actually have many more options than most people think. Day parade are always a good bet. Night parades tend to get a little crazier, but they can still be kid-friendly (depending on your kid). The Uptown parades are fun for pretty much all ages.
We like the parade schedule on MardiGrasNewOrleans.com. It has an easy schedule of all the parades in the metro area, including New Orleans, Metairie, Slidell, Covington, Chalmette and Mandeville. It also has an easy to read listing of the routes.
MardiGras.com also has a parade schedule. Check it out.
Header image: Mariska Hargitay and Harry Connick Jr. ride in the 2013 Orpheus parade in Uptown New Orleans. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)