©2017

Mardi Gras Day is on
February 28, 2017

Have you made your plans yet?

New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule 2017
Krewe of Pontchartrain
A little excitement during Mardi Gras - photo by Jules Richard

the Krewe of Pontchartrain

The Krewe of Pontchartrain, New Orleans Mardi Gras organization, parades down some of New Orleans’ most famous streets. The parade starts at 1:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of the official New Orleans Mardi Gras season.

Float riders in the Krewe of Pontchartrain, Mardi Gras New Orleans - photo by Jules Richard

The parade route is approximately 5 miles long and takes about 3.5 hours to complete. Besides the wide array of bands, horse units, dune buggies, motorcycles, and jesters, their parade has featured some of Mardi Gras’ most memorable floats, such as “Mr. Mudbug” (the world’s largest crawfish) and a giant fish dubbed “The Super Grouper”.

Each year the Krewe invites a celebrity to be the "Grand Marshal". Each Grand Marshal has their own specially designed cup just for the parade. Past Grand Marshals have included singer and musician Allan Toussaint, actor Red Buttons, baseball star (New Orleans’ own) Will Clark, TV Star Bart Simpson, singer Irma Thomas, Sports Commentator Jim Henderson, and last but not least, entertainer extraordinaire Becky Allen.
Krewe of Pontchartrain 2015 - photo by Jules Richard
comments powered by Disqus
has loved art, crafts and making things for as long as she can remember. She began documenting her love of all things handmade in 2006 with her blog. Mallory is proud to be one of the founding members of the New Orleans Craft Mafia. In her online shop and

Mardi Gras, Buy the DVD

BUY THE DVD

About the DVD
The first Mardi Gras in America was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama in 1703. In 2007, it is still racially segregated. Filmmaker Margaret Brown (Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt), herself a daughter of Mobile, escorts us into the parallel hearts of the city s two carnivals. With unprecedented access, she traces the exotic world of secret mystic societies and centuries-old traditions and pageantry; diamond-encrusted crowns, voluminous, hand-sewn gowns, surreal masks and enormous paper mache floats. Against this opulent backdrop, she uncovers a tangled web of historical violence and power dynamics, elusive forces that keep this hallowed tradition organized along enduring color lines.

view the Order of Myths trailer

BUY THE DVD





Netflix, Inc.

hotel vacation rentals cars flights cruises
BOOK YOUR HOTEL IN NEW ORLEANS FOR MARDI GRAS TODAY
Check In Date Check Out Date
search powered by travelnola.com

2017 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule 2017
WEBSITE AND ALL IT'S PROPERTIES THE SOLE OWNERSHIP OF MARDIGRASPARADESCHEDULE.COM©2005-2017 All Rights Reserved
WEBSITE PRODUCED BY BACHIGRAPHICS.COM LLC.