Carnival Season Safety Tips

Carnival SeasonThe Carnival season is about to kick into high gear in New Orleans. Soon all the major parades will start to roll. We want to make sure you have fun while at the parade route. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind while at the route. This is New Orleans, so things will get crazy. If you bring your children, keep a close eye on them. They will want to catch all the beads they can get. You will have to make sure everyone keeps a safe distance from the trucks and the parade floats. Krewe members are usually pretty experienced and will throw beads and other trinkets directly to you or your child. If you are with your friends, remember that the parades are a family event. Do not try to catch beads and throws that were intended for kids. Stay away from the Mardi Gras ladders. Give the little kids a chance to catch some beads. You or your kids should never pick up beads that hit the grounds. Not only are the streets in New Orleans rather, let’s say, unsanitary during the Carnival season, but picking up beads from the ground can also be dangerous. They can get stuck under the tires of the trucks or floats. Everybody will be drinking on the parade route, just pace yourself. Don’t start out doing shots you may miss the parades entirely. Be careful, but enjoy the parades!

Parade Schedule

Below a list of some of the parades you do not want to miss this Carnival season:

Saturday, February 8

Krewe Of Bilge noon Slidell
Krewe Of Poseidon 6 pm Slidell
Krewe Du Vieux 6:30 pm Marigny – French Quarter
Krewedelusion follows Marigny – French Quarter

Sunday, February 9

Krewe Of Nefertiti 11 am New Orleans East
Little Rascals noon Metairie
Krewe Of Slidellians 1 pm Slidell
Krewe Of Perseus follows Slidell
‘tit Rex 4:30 pm Marigny
Krewe Of Pearl River Lions Club 9 am Pearl River

Friday, February 14

Krewe Of Cork 3 pm French Quarter
Krewe Of Hercules 6 pm Houma
Krewe Of Oshun 6 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Cleopatra 6 pm Uptown
Krewe of Alla 7 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Eve 7 pm Mandeville
Krewe of Excalibur 6:30 pm Metairie
Krewe of Omega 6:30 pm Hammond

Saturday, February 15

Krewe Of Paws 10 am Slidell
Mystic Knights Of Adonis 11:45 am Westbank
Krewe Of Tee Caillou noon Chauvin
Krewe Of Tchefuncte 1 pm Madisonville
Knights Of Nemesis 1 pm Chalmette
Krewe Of Pontchartrain 1 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Choctaw follows Uptown
Krewe Of Freret follows Uptwon
Knights Of Sparta 5:30 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Pygmalion follows Uptown
Krewe Of Mad Hatters 5 pm Metairie
Krewe Of Centurians follows Metairie
Krewe of Olympia 6 pm Covington
Krewe Of Titans 6:30 pm Slidell
Krewe Of Aquarius 6:30 Houma

Sunday, February 16

Krewe Of Push Mow 2 pm Abita Springs
Krewe Of Femme Fatale 11 am Uptown
Krewe Of Carrollton follows Uptown
Krewe Of King Arthur follows Uptown
Krewe Of Dionysys 2 pm Slidell
Krewe Of Barkus 2 pm French Quarter
Krewe Of Atlas 4 pm Metairie
Krewe Of Kings 5:30 pm Metairie
Krewe Of Hyacinthians Noon Houma
Krewe Of Titans follows Houma

Wednesday, February 19

Krewe Of Druids 6:15 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Nyx follows Uptown

Thursday, February 20

Knights Of Babylon 5:30 pm Uptown
Knights Of Chaos follows Uptown
Krewe Of Muses follows Uptown

Friday, February 21

Krewe Of Bosom Buddies 11:30 am French Quarter
Krewe Of Hermes 5:30 pm Uptown
Le Krewe d’Etat 6:30 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Morpheus follows Uptown
Krewe Of Aphrodite 6:30 pm Houma
Krewe Of Selene 6:30 pm Slidell

Saturday, February 22

Krewe Of Bush 9 am Bush
Krewe Of NOMTOC 10:45 am Westbank
Krewe Of Iris 11 am Uptown
Krewe Of Tucks noon Uptown
Krewe of Endymion 4:15 pm Mid-City
Krewe Of Isis 6 pm Kenner
Krewe Of Mardi Gras 6:30 pm Houma
Krewe Of Lul noon Luling
Rosenthorne Carnival Club noon Jean Lafitte
Krewe Of Towahpahsah noon Reserve
Krewe Of Grand Isle 1 pm Grand Isle
Krewe Of MCAA 1 pm Bogalusa

Sunday, February 23

Krewe Du Monde 11 am LaPlace
Krewe Of Dage 11 am LaPlace
Krewe Des Allemands 1 pm Des Allemands
Krewe Of Okeanos 10 am Uptown
Krewe Of Mid-City follows Uptown
Krewe Of Toth follows Uptown
Krewe Of Terreanians 1:30 pm Houma
Krewe Of Montegut follows Houma
Krewe Of Bacchus 5:15 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Athena 5:30 pm Metairie
Krewe Of Pandora 6:30 pm Metairie

Monday, February 24 – Lundi Gras

Red Beans Parade 2 pm Marigny
Dead Beans Parade 2 pm Mid-City
Krewe Of Proteus 5:15 pm Uptown
Krewe Of Orpheus follows Uptown
Krewe Of Cleopatra 6:30 pm Houma

Tuesday, February 25 – Mardi Gras

Krewe Of Zulu 8 am Uptown
Rex 10 am Uptown
The Societe de Sainte Anne Mid-Morning Bywater/Marigny
Elks Krewe Of Orleanians follows Rex Uptown
Crescent City Elks follows Elks Uptown
Krewe Of JULU Noon Barrel Proof
Krewe Of Argus 10 am Metairie
Elks Krewe Of Jefferson follows Metairie
Jefferson Trucks follows Metairie
Covington Lions Club 10 am Covington
Krewe Of Houmas 1 pm Houma
Krewe Of Kajuns follows Houma
Krewe De Bonne Terre 11 am Houma
Krewe Of Chahta 1 pm Lacombe
Krewe Of Folsom 2 pm Folsom
Krewe Of MAC 2 pm Gramercy

All dates and times are subject to change.

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