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2011 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Mardi Gras parades often include high school, college or community marching bands. FEBRUARY 1, 2011 — More than 30 Mardi Gras parades roll through the New Orleans area during Carnival season, with most parades happening in the ten days leading up to Fat Tuesday.

Contrary to what is often portrayed in media coverage of Mardi Gras, the parades are actually very family-friendly. Bourbon Street lives up to the more wild reputation, but the parades roll down wider streets in residential districts, and police work hard to ensure that the crowd stays festive but not crazy.

Each parade carries the name of a different "Krewe" which sponsors their own parade. The following schedule lists parades within New Orleans for the final ten days of Carnival. Times are approximate, especially when one parade follows directly behind another. And since parades travel for several miles, depending on your viewing location the parade could arrive much later than the start time shown. Visit the website of each Krewe for more details including parade route maps and parade themes.

Saturday, February 26, 2011
• 2:00 PM Krewe of Pontchartrain
• 6:00 PM Knights of Sparta
• 6:45 PM Krewe of Pygmalion

Sunday, February 27, 2011
• 12:00 PM Krewe of Carrollton
• 1:15 PM King Arthur
• 2:00 PM Mystic Krewe of Barkus
Beads and trinkets thrown from Mardi Gras floats are coveted prizes among spectators.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
• 6:30 PM Mystic Krewe of Druids

Thursday, March 3, 2011
• 5:45 PM Knights of Babylon
• 6:30 PM Krewe of Muses
• 6:30 PM Chaos

Friday, March 4, 2011
• 6:00 PM Krewe of Hermes
• 6:00 PM Le Krewe d'Etat
• 7:00 PM Krewe of Morpheus

Saturday, March 5, 2011
• 11:00 AM Krewe of Iris
• 12:15 PM Krewe of Tucks
• 4:15 PM Krewe of Endymion

Sunday, March 6, 2011
• 11:00 AM Krewe of Okeanos
• 11:45 AM Krewe of Mid-City
• 12:00 PM Krewe of Thoth
• 5:15 PM Krewe of Bacchus

Monday, March 7, 2011
• 5:15 PM Proteus
• 6:00 PM Orpheus

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - Mardi Gras
• 8:00 AM Zulu
• 10:00 AM Rex
• 11:00 AM Krewe of Elks Orleans
• 12:00 PM Krewe of Crescent City

Photos by Jeff Strout courtesy of New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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