It’s been about a year since New Orleans hosted it’s first Post Pandemic Mardi Gras. Last year was a wild successes. The Parades were back in full swing and it was a super spreader event. We headed out for a few parades and I would say less than one person in hundred was masked up. 2023 should be a full scale back to normal New Orleans Mardi Gras experience.
12 Night Jan 6th Phunny Phorty Phellows
Always fun to watch leave the station. There are a few more 12 night parades these days, but we have not had a chance to check them out. We were luck enough to be invited on the on the Street Car to film on year. The only parade that I have ever been a part of.
Weekend 1 Saturday Feb 4 6:30
Krew de Vew cut the parade short in 2023 and one of their key patrons is skipped the parade. Should be a in full swing in 2023.
Weekend 2 Friday Feb 10 – Sunday Feb 20
The second weekend is always a good time to bring in the youngsters and family if they want some Mardi Gras without the huge drunken crowds.
Parades Uptown on Friday evening starting at 6:00
Parades in Uptown on Saturday starting at 1:00 pm
Parades in Uptown on Sunday starting at 11:00 am
- Femme Fatale
- King Arthur
Mardi Gras Week Wednesday Reb 15 – Tuesday Feb 21
In the Big Easy, the final week of Mardi Gras lasts and entire week, with 2 full size parades in uptown on Wednesday night. Druids rolls at 6:15 with Nyx to follow.
- Thursday Babylon, Chaos and Muses roll out of Uptown at 5:30
- Friday Hermes, D’eta and Morpheus roll out of Uptown at 5:30
- Saturday – Uptown parades in the morning, before it’s time to leave home base and head to a Super Krew house party somewhere in Mid-City for Endymion.
- Sunday 4 Parades in Uptown, Oceans and Mid City at 11:00 am. Toth at noon, Bacchus at 5:15.
Uptown 5:15 6:00 Proteus and Orpheus
Mardi Gras Day
YUP, the party starts at 8:00 am with Zulu. Yes we have a coconut and it took many years to land one. Most years we don’t make it to Zulu after a big night of smack talk’in about how this is the year we’re gonna get it on by 7:30 am.
Rex rolls at 10:00 followed by Elks and Crescent City.
Then, for those of you that haven’t been to the old Big Easy Mardi Gras, the Trucks start to roll, and roll, and roll………. Best to head to the Quarter to close the deal.