Today begins the final parade stretch. The day kicks off at 11AM with the Krewe of Okeanos, followed by Mid-City, and then Thoth rolls along their signature Uptown route at noon. After the break in the parades, actor Jim Caviezel reigns over Bacchus at 5:15PM.
The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts temperatures in the 70’s during the day. It is expected to be sunny, with no chance of rain. At night, it will get slightly chillier with temps in the mid-60’s. Hourly forecast below.
Okeanos formed in 1949, and they originally paraded along St. Claude Avenue. What was once a group of Ninth Ward businessmen is now open to all, and they still parade the Sunday before Mardi Gras. As some lagniappe, know that Okeanos’ Queen is selected by a lottery. Okeanos is on the traditional Uptown route at 11AM.
The Krewe of Mid-City was founded in the 1930’s, and they moved from their original route to parade Uptown in 2007. The parade has a particular emphasis on children and an Honorary King and Queen are chosen from kids at the local Ronald McDonald House each year. The krewe will follow Okeanos at 11:45AM.
Thoth’s route was designed to pass 14 healthcare institutions, including Children’s Hospital. On Sunday at noon, the krewe of 1600 lines up their whopping 50 floats on Tchoup and Henry Clay, and they eventually make their way on to St. Charles, down to University Hospital, and back up Canal to Convention Center Blvd.
Look for some fancy necklace, lots of stuffed throws, fedoras, and poker chips.
Bacchus became the city's first "super krewe" when they were formed in 1967, and they still push the length limits with 34 floats. This year, the Krewe will celebrate NOLA's football team with "Bacchus Salutes the Saints 50th." Actor and former Jesus Christ, Jim Caviezel is set to take the reigns as King. The route is below, and they begin at 5:15PM.