It’s the carnival time in New Orleans! The carnival season that began with the new year continued for a month in New Orleans and will come to an end on the ‘Fat Tuesday’ or better called the ‘Mardi gras’ day, which is on February 13, 2018.


People in many parts of the world are gearing up for the big day! But to watch the grandest Mardi gras celebration, you must come down to New Orleans. It’s all about enjoying good times with family and friends, partying, eating, watching live party bands performing on the streets, cheering for the parades, catching throws from the colourful, costumed and beaded floats and having fun together!

If you are actually in the city to experience the magnificent parade taking place on the streets on Mardi gras day, you have to be well informed about certain things. The most important things you have to keep in mind are the parade schedule and the guidelines attached to it.

Mardi Gras 2018 Parade Highlights:

The super krewes organising the parades or ball for the carnival season will start rolling on Saturday, February 10.

The Krewe of Endymion will be rolling through the city streets on 10th Feb. followed by Bacchus on Sunday, February 11, Orpheus on Monday, February 12 and on the day of Fat Tuesday,i.e Mardi gras Zulu and Rex.

Main Attractions of the Mardi Gras Day Parade Schedule (Tuesday, February 13, 2018)

Krewe of Zulu – Uptown, 8 am

Krewe of Rex – Uptown, 10 am

Krewe of Elks Orleans – at Uptown

Krewe of Crescent City – at Uptown

Krewe of Argus – at Metairie, 10 am

Krewe of Elks Jefferson –at Metairie

Krewe of Jefferson – at Metairie

Krewe of Lyra – at Covington, 10am

Carnival celebrations and parades take place all over Louisiana and if you want to experience some more of Mardi gras, check out the parade schedules 2018 of Louisiana.
Stay tuned for the next part: guidelines for Mardi Gras parade 2018