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2020 New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Your go-to guide for Big Easy Carnival dates

Forty-three—that’s how many parades will pass through New Orleans neighborhoods this Carnival season. That’s if you don’t count the dozens of additional parades taking place in neighboring ’burbs or the impromptu pop-ups.

No sooner does the New Year’s confetti get swept up than New Orleans moves into Mardi Gras mode, with the Phunny Phorty Phellows getting the season of “phun and phrivolity” off to a riotous start Jan. 6 on their annual champagne-fueled ride on the St. Charles streetcar. Where’s the party? In the streets.

Laissez Boys krewe New Orleans
The Laissez Boys hit the streets in their motorized recliners during the Muses and Tucks parades. (©Shawn Fink)

Jan. 6

  • Phunny Phorty Phellows, St. Charles streetcar line, 7 pm
  • Krewe De Jeanne DArc, French Quarter, 7 pm
  • Funky Uptown Krewe, St. Charles streetcar line, 7:05 pm

Feb. 1

  • Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, Marigny, 7 pm

Mardi Gras parade schedule, New Orleans
Chewbacchus members take a breather on their intergalactic journey through the Marigny neighborhood. (©Shawn Fink)

Feb. 7

  • Krewe Bohème, Marigny/French Quarter, 7 pm

Feb. 8

  • Krewe du Vieux, French Quarter, 6:30 pm
  • Krewe Delusion, French Quarter, follows Krewe du Vieux

tit Rex Parade New Orleans
Hand-pulled, shoe box-sized floats draw big crowds to the ’tit Rex parade. (©Shawn Fink)

Feb. 9

  • ’tit Rex, Marigny, 4:30 pm

Feb. 14

  • Krewe of Cork, French Quarter, 3 pm
  • Oshun, Uptown, 6 pm
  • Cleopatra, Uptown, 6:30 pm
  • Alla, Uptown, 7 pm

Krewe of Cork
The wine-themed Krewe of Cork kicks off from the Court of Two Sisters. (©Shawn Fink)

Feb. 15

  • Pontchartrain, Uptown, noon
  • Choctaw, Uptown, follows
  • Krewe of Freret, Uptown, follows
  • Knights of Sparta, Uptown, 5:30 pm
  • Pygmalion, Uptown, follows

Feb. 16

  • Femme Fatale, Uptown, 11 am
  • Carrollton, Uptown, follows
  • King Arthur, Uptown, 1 pm
  • Barkus, French Quarter, 2 pm

Barkus parade New Orleans
Mardi Gras goes to the dogs with the canine-centric Barkus parade. (©Shawn Fink)

Feb. 19

  • Druids, Uptown, 6:15 pm
  • Nyx, Uptown, 7 pm

Mardi Gras parade schedule, New Orleans
High school marching bands bring a big brass beat to the Carnival parade route. (©Jay Combe/NOCVB)

Feb. 20

  • Knights of Babylon, Uptown, 5 pm
  • Chaos, Uptown, 5:45 pm
  • Muses, Uptown, 6 pm

Muses parade New Orleans
The all-female krewe of Muses is known for throwing hand-glittered high heels. (©Shawn Fink)

Feb. 21

  • Hermes, Uptown, 5:30 pm
  • Krewe d’Etat, Uptown, 6:30 pm
  • Morpheus, Uptown, 7 pm

Feb. 22

  • Iris, Uptown, 11 am
  • Tucks, Uptown, noon
  • Endymion, Mid-City, 4:15 pm

Endymion parade New Orleans
The massive Endymion parade claims Carnival’s largest floats. (©Paul Broussard/NOCVB)

Feb. 23

  • Okeanos, Uptown, 10 am
  • Mid-City, Uptown, 11 am
  • Thoth, Uptown, 11:15
  • Bacchus, Uptown, 5:15 pm

Bacchus parade New Orleans
The Bacchagator, one of the Bacchus parade’s signature floats. (©Alex Demyan/Neworelansonline.com

Feb. 24 - Lundi Gras

  • Red Beans, Marigny, 2 pm
  • Dead Beans, Mid-City, 2 pm
  • Feijao, Marigny, 2 pm
  • Proteus, Uptown, 5:15 pm
  • Orpheus, Uptown, 6 pm

Red Beans and Rice parade New Orleans
The Red Beans and Dead Beans parades converge when they reach the Tremé neighborhood. (©Shawn Fink)

Feb. 25 - Mardi Gras Day

  • Zulu, Uptown, 8 am
  • Rex, Uptown, 10 am

Rex Parade New Orleans
The Rex parade’s Beouf Gras float is symbolic of the last meat eaten before the Lenten season. (©Mardi Gras World/Neworleansonline.com)