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Endymion Crash Suspect Faces 22 Additional Charges


The NOPD Traffic Fatality Team charged Neilson Rizzuto, the driver behind the crash at the Endymion parade this weekend, with 22 additional charges on Wednesday, stated the Police Department

 


Parade Planner: Iris, Tucks, Endymion


A pair of daytime parades Uptown give way to Mid-City's time to shine on Saturday night. Iris and Tucks preserve elegance and satire, respectively. Then, Endymion once again tests whether there's any limit to the size of a Carnival parade. 


2017 Carnival Parade Schedule



What is a more fitting way for NoDef to come back than with our annual guide to Carnival parades? Here is the 2017 schedule for all the walking krewes, float parades, and throws in Orleans Parish, all leading up to the revelry of Mardi Gras Day.


Tis' The Season

2016 Carnival Parade Schedule



In most years, the day after of the Epiphany is a little early to worry about parade schedules, but Mardi Gras comes early in 2015. So, the floats will be rolling in a couple of weeks. Even with a fairly fixed schedule, the dozens of options (combined with the seasonal libations) can make it all a little confusing. So, NoDef offers our annaul guide to the Carnival parades.


Route Redux: Endymion (Photos)


Photos by Brandon Robert

Crowds camped out again for the city's largest parade, which rolled along its Mid-City route last night. The Krewe of Endymion was celebrating "An Evening at the Opera" with The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus and The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder parading as celebrity guests. Click through for more photos. 


Endymion Parties in Mid-City


Many spots on the neutral ground are already saved for Saturday afternoon's annual Endymion roll, but the Mid-City party doesn't always require showing up more than 24 hours in advance. The massive parade doubles as a neighborhood-wide party for Mid-City that only comes once a Carnival.


Parade Planner: Routes, Weather for Krewes of Iris, Tucks, Endymion


A pair of daytime parades Uptown give way to Mid-City's time to shine on Saturday night. Iris and Tucks preserve elegance and satire, respectively. Then, Endymion once again tests whether there's any limit to the size of a Carnival parade.


Mardi Gras 2013 Parade Schedule


The Super Bowl and an early Mardi Gras are pushing Carnival parades up earlier than ever before in 2013. But New Orleans is no less ready for the extended period of partying and, of course, parades. Here's the 2013 schedule for Carnival marches in Orleans Parish, all leading up to the explosion of excess on Mardi Gras Day:


Vendredi Gras Starts Early


In anticipation of the predicted mid-Mardi Gras monsoon, Friday Uptown parades will roll 30 minutes early, according to the powers that be. The Krewe of Hermes will now start rolling at 5:30 p.m., followed by Le Krewe d'Etat at 6 p.m. and Krewe of Morpheus at 6:30 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, tonight's forecast includes a chance of light rain, with heavier downpours moving in after midnight. The forecast is less encouraging for tomorrow's daytime marches.


Passing the Torch

An Interview with George LaFargue Jr., the Krewe of Endymion's First African American King



At this year's Krewe of Endymion coronation, the Queen picked a card from the lottery, and the card read George Lafargue Jr. As a result of the random drawing, the superkrewe crowned its first American American King in 45 years of parading.


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