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New Orleans 2022 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Parades are back on the street, most will travel St. Charles route

Colorful floats filled with costumed riders throwing trinkets to the crowd are hallmarks of Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans. Photo by Pat Garin NEW ORLEANS, La. (Feb. 11, 2022) — New Orleans is once again hosting more than 30 colorful Mardi Gras parades during the 2022 Carnival season leading up to Fat Tuesday on March 1, 2022.

After pandemic-related cancellations last year, parades are back on the street as in-person events. For this year, most parades will follow the exact same route along St. Charles Avenue from Napoleon Avenue to Canal Street.

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 nearby communities, and police officers work hard to ensure that the crowd stays festive but not crazy.

Each parade carries the name of a different "Krewe" which sponsors its own parade. The following schedule lists parades within New Orleans for the two primary weekends of Carnival. Additional parades are held in the region, including a dozen parades such as the Krewe of Argus in the nearby community of Metairie.

2022 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Friday, February 18, 2022
• 6:00 PM Krewe of Oshun
• 6:00 PM Krewe of Cleopatra
• 7:00 PM Krewe of Alla

Saturday, February 19, 2022 Mardi Gras parades often include high school, college or community marching bands. Photo by Jeff Strout
• 1:00 PM Krewe of Pontchartrain
• 2:00 PM Krewe of Choctaw
• 3:30 PM Krewe of Freret
• 5:30 PM Knights of Sparta
• 6:45 PM Krewe of Pygmalion

Sunday, February 20, 2022
• 11:00 AM Krewe of Femme Fatale
• 12:00 PM Krewe of Carrollton
• 1:00 PM King Arthur
• 2:00 PM Mystic Krewe of Barkus

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
• 6:15 PM Krewe of Ancient Druids
• 6:45 PM Mystic Krewe of Nyx

Thursday, February 24, 2022
• 5:30 PM Knights of Babylon
• 6:00 PM Knights of Chaos
• 6:30 PM Krewe of Muses

Friday, February 25, 2022
• 6:00 PM Krewe of Hermes
• 6:30 PM Le Krewe d'Etat
• 7:00 PM Krewe of Morpheus

Saturday, February 26, 2022 Most Mardi Gras parades roll through residential districts of New Orleans and are actually very family-friendly. Photo by Jay Combe
• 11:00 AM Krewe of Iris
• 12:00 PM Krewe of Tucks
• 4:15 PM Krewe of Endymion

Sunday, February 27, 2022
• 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, February 28, 2022
• 5:15 PM Proteus
• 6:00 PM Orpheus

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - Mardi Gras
• 8:00 AM Zulu
• 10:00 AM Rex
• 11:00 AM Krewe of Elks Orleans
• 12:00 PM Krewe of Crescent City

Parade 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.

Photos courtesy of New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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