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Parade Planner: Mardi Gras Day


After weeks of parades, it all comes to a peak today, Mardi Gras 2017. The iconic Zulu and Rex will roll down St. Charles Ave. In addition to these giants and neighborhood micro-krewes, several other walking parades will keep the city busy on Fat Tuesday.


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.


Parade Planner: Zulu Anniversary Parade


It’s never too early to start thinking about Mardi Gras. In fact, Zulu is already looking towards fat Tuesday. The storied krewe’s 107th Anniversary Parade rolls through the Treme and Seventh Ward today as candidates compete for coveted spots on the big day.


Parade Planner: Mardi Gras Day


After weeks of parades, it all comes to a peak today, Mardi Gras Day. The iconic Zulu and Rex will roll down St. Charles Ave. However, in addition to these giants and neighborhood micro-krewes, several other walking parades will keep the city busy on Fat Tuesday.


Rex Books Another Lundi Gras Train Trip


It is widely known that annually Rex reigns as King of Carnival on Mardi Gras. However, Rex does not simply declare himself King. (That would be a coup). No, the momentary monarch arrives with great pomp and circumstance, meets his counterpart in Zulu, and then the Mayor formally hands over the keys to the City. Today, the details were released for Rex’s arrival on Lundi Gras (2.08) 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.


Somebody'll Show You the Zulu King


In much of the nation, Thanksgiving means that it is time to look ahead to Christmas. However, in New Orleans, Thanksgiving means that is time to look ahead to Mardi Gras. (Especially this year with an early, February 9th date). Zulu took advantage of the holiday week to announce details of their Coronation Ball and even roll out a television spot.


Second Line Alert: Divine Ladies, Nathaniel Willis Sr. Memorial


Pack up some extra feathers, there are two second lines today! Whether you’re downtown or uptown, the music will be playing and there will be dancing in the streets. First the Divine Ladies will strut their stuff. Then the Nathaniel Willis Sr. Memorial Parade offers another opportunity to step out.


When You Get to New Orleans

Somebody'll Show You the Zulu King (Photos)



"When you see the Mardi Gras, somebody'll tell you what's Carnival for." Professor Longhair's lyrics express the mystical essense of New Orleans' biggest party. You have to see it to believe it, and you might even see the Zulu King. While the famous St. Claude and Dumaine corner from the song "Go to the Mardi Gras" ain't dere no more, the Treme still pops with energy on Mardi Gras Day for the great Zulu parade, even when temperatures drop to the 30s. Fat Tuesday's chilly weather didn't deter the the historic Krewe of Zulu from parading in full color. Nor did it keep the crowd from turning up on the route. 


Parade Planner, Mardi Gras Day


Carnival is a time for parades, and Mardi Gras Day is the climax. The iconic Zulu and Rex will roll down St. Charles Ave. However, in addition to these giants and neighborhood micro-krewes, several other walking parades will keep the city busy on Fat Tuesday.


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