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Parade Planner: d'Etat, Hermes, Morpheus


After a year of preparation, Carnival 2017 is nearing critical mass. Tonight, the big parades continue to roll as Mardi Gras grows closer. Hermes, d'Etat, and Morpheus are all set to march down the Uptown route tonight. Keep reading for full details, weather, and routes. 


TODAY in NOLA 2.24.17


We're kicking off the last weekend before Mardi Gras, so be sure to check out the ribaldry and satirism on the streets tonight thanks to krewes like DIVA and Le Krewe d'Etat. Or check out the most classic parades put on like Hermes and Morpheus. Be sure to check out one of the many Mardi Gras balls tonight. Now, more to explore this fine Friday.


Krewe of Hermes, Le Krewe D'Etat (PHOTOS)


Photos by Brandon Robert

Vendredi Gras took to St. Charles Ave. once again last night, with three parades rolling down the route to make the turn into the weekend. Krewe of Hermes celebrated their 75th anniversary, while Le Krewe d'Etat made 18 and went Under the Influence. Brandon Robert has photographic evidence:


Parade Planner: Routes, Weather for Krewe of Hermes, D'Etat, Morpheus


Time to clear out the bags of throws and refill the coolers. Vendredi Gras is upon us, offering up another trifecta of dazzling Carnival splendor. Tonight, the Krewe of Hermes, Le Krewe d'Etat and the Krewe of Morpheus take to St. Charles Ave. Details:


Krewes in View: Hermes, d'Etat (PHOTOS)


by Brandon Robert and Helen Young

Bounties and beauty converged on the main drag of Mardi Gras Friday night. The Krewe of Hermes once again set the bar for float design and execution high, with their parade of "The Theatrical Baroque." Meanwhile, Le Krewe d'Etat went to the Dictator's Reading Room for a series of satirical spins, while Morpheus went to the movies.


Up-to-Date Weather: Clear Skies on Vendredi Gras


There's a zero percent chance of rain,  so pack light for Hermes, Krewe D'Etat, and Morpheus. Bring a jacket, it might get into the low 50's tonight. Stay with NoDef for your weather forecasts throughout Carnival.


Le Krewe d'Etat, Morpheus and Hermes Reign Over the Route Friday


There's little time to nurse a Muses hangover, as Carnival parades get cracking once again down St. Charles Ave. on Friday night. Look for the award-winning splendor of Hermes, the biting satire of Le Krewe d'Etat and the co-ed conviviality of Morpheus. Details and route info:


Today in New Orleans 2.8.13


Start your Friday off with the Greasing of the Poles on Bourbon Street! If you’re parading tonight, plan ahead! Check out the Krewes and their routes. On this day in 1947, Louis Armstrong played Carnegie Hall. Now, more ways kickoff Mardi Gras weekend! More post-parade listings coming this afternoon.


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.


Krewe of Hermes Walks Before They Float


Before the Krewe of Hermes rolls on St. Charles tonight, the old-line Mystics will emerge from their morning meal to give the French Quarter some Carnival treats. As part of an annual tradition, krewe members adorned in Hermes ties and having throws in hand are set to leave brunch for the annual Walking Parade. Once they depart brunch, krewe members will meet the St. Aug Marching Band and others at St. Louis and Royal Sts., then proceed down to Bourbon handing out throws and well-wishes for Mardi Gras along the way. Once at Bourbon, the krewe members disappear into the crowds, only to resurface on floats at sundown.


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