Mardi Gras Parades Schedule 2011
Mardi Gras Parades 2011 will have their own spotlight this year compared to 2010 when Mardi Gras was wedged between the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl and a mayoral election. Revelers at Mardi Gras Parades 2011 will be due for a break in the weather since Carnival arrives a month later than usual, and parades are far less likely to roll in freezing temperatures.
However, the late arrival of Mardi Gras 2011 brings a unique challenge: a short recovery period between Mardi Gras Day and the St. Patrick's Day Parade rolling through the French Quarter three days later. Each Carnival season offers something for everyone, from family-friendly parades with ladders and folding chairs along the routes, to adventurous tourists coming to Bourbon Street for people watching and libations.
For parade maps, Arthur Hardy's annual Mardi Gras Guide is available at checkout stands throughout New Orleans, and at MardiGras.com.
NEW ORLEANS 2011 PARADE SCHEDULE
Krewe du Vieux; French Quarter 6:30 p.m.
Krewe of Cork; French Quarter 3 p.m.
Krewe of Oshun; Uptown 6 p.m.
Krewe of Pontchartrain; Uptown 2 p.m.
Knights of Sparta; Uptown 6 p.m.
Krewe of Pygmalion; Uptown 6:45 p.m.
Krewe of Carrollton; Uptown Noon
Krewe of King Arthur; Uptown 1:15 p.m.
Mystic Krewe of Barkus (Dog Parade); French Quarter 2 p.m.
2.2 Social Aid & Pleasure Marching Club; Uptown 7:30 p.m.
Mystic Krewe of Druids; Uptown 6:30 p.m.
Knights of Babylon; Uptown 5:45 p.m.
Krewe of Muses; Uptown 6:30 p.m.
Knights of Chaos; Uptown 6:30 p.m.
Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures; French Quarter 1:30 p.m.
Mystic Krewe of Hermes; Uptown 6 p.m.
Krewe d'Etat; Uptown 6 p.m.
Krewe of Morpheus; Uptown 7 p.m.
Krewe of Iris; Uptown 11 a.m.
Krewe of Tucks; Uptown Noon
Krewe of Endymion; Mid-City 4:15 p.m.
Krewe of Okeanos; Uptown 11 a.m.
Krewe of Mid-City; Uptown 11:45 a.m.
Krewe of Thoth; Uptown Noon
Krewe of Bacchus; Uptown 5:15 p.m.
Krewe of Proteus; Uptown 5:15 p.m.
Krewe of Orpheus; Uptown 6 p.m.
Riverfront Greeting of Rex and the arrival of King Zulu
MARDI GRAS DAY, MARCH 8
Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club; Uptown 8 a.m.
Krewe of Rex; Uptown 10 a.m.
Krewe of Elks Orleans; Uptown 11:30 a.m.
Krewe of Crescent City; Uptown Following Elks
MARDI GRAS DAY MARCHING KREWES
Jefferson City Buzzards; Uptown 6:45 a.m.
Lyons Carnival Club; Uptown 7 a.m.
Corner Carnival Club; Uptown 7 a.m.
Pete Fountain's Half-Fast Walking Club; Uptown 7:45 a.m.
Mondo Kayo Social & Marching Club; Uptown 7:45 a.m.
Krewe of Saint Anne; French Quarter 10 a.m.
Krewe of Elvi St. Louis Cathedral; French Quarter 10:15 a.m.
Posted on February 4, 2011 by Karen Beninato