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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.

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:

Today in New Orleans 2.28.14

Fat Friday starts rolling with uptown parades Morpheus and d’Etat. Krewe du Lune hosts their annual Space Ball, DJ Soul Sister performs her vinyl-only sets at One Eyed Jacks, and The Allways Lounge and The Maison host events to gear up for Carnival. On this day in 1985, then Governor Edwin Edwards was indicted by a federal grand jury on 51 counts of racketeering. Now, more to do this Friday.  

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.

Today's Mardi Gras Parades: 2.17.12

Last night, we shopped til we dropped with the Muses, but don't take off your shoes just yet! Tonight, we continue to a-krewe Carnival mileage with Hermes, Le Krewe d'Etat and Morpheus. Click through for details:

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