Mardi Gras Parade Schedule New Orleans
Krewe of Pontchartrain

Location: Uptown New Orleans, St. Charles Route
Date: February 3, 2024 - Time: 1:00 p.m.

Year Founded: 1978
Floats: 15
Bands: 10
Membership Size: 350
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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.

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.



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Mardi Gras Parade Schedule New Orleans