Weekend Picks: Let’s Get Ready for Mardi Gras!


Every weekend is a great weekend to spend in New Orleans, and this one is no exception. Mardi Gras is definitely getting underway with parades on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend, as well as several Mardi Gras-themed events and parties. Let’s get your Carnival kicked off right this weekend!

Friday, Feb 15

Mardi Gras Electric Workshop – 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to light up Mardi Gras this year! This workshop by the Electric Girls will teach you how to light up your bead-catcher, costume, or clothing.

Krewe Boheme Parade – 7:00 p.m.

-ADVERTISEMENT-

It’s the inaugural parade for this brand-new krewe, so come out and show them some support! Vinsantos will be leading this year’s “La Vie Boheme” parade as the Supreme Fairy.

Funky Sole NOLA: Carnival Time Edition – 10:15 p.m.

Once you’ve recovered from watching the parade, head over to the Hi-Ho Lounge on St. Claude for this dance party. This week’s event is dedicated to the finest Funk records from right here in New Orleans!

Saturday, Feb 16

Krewe of Confetti Kids Parade – 10:30 a.m.

Head over and watch the Confetti Kids parade around Algiers Point! The event begins in Confetti Park at 10:30 a.m., with the parade rolling out at 11:30 a.m.

Krewe of Bilge – 12:00 p.m.

If you don’t mind a bit of a drive, head over to Slidell for the Krewe of Bilge boat parade! This year’s theme is “What’s on T.V.?”

Krewe of Poseidon – 6:00 p.m.

Krewe of Poseidon is another nautical-themed Slidell parade hosted by one of the largest krewes on the Northshore. Their parade features over 600 riders on nearly 30 floats. Get ready to catch lots of “light-ups”!

Krewe du Vieux – 6:30 p.m.

You might want to leave the kids at home for this one – the Krewe du Vieux is known for its adult themes, with subkrewes like Krewe of C.R.U.D.E, and Krewe of L.E.W.D.

Krewedelusion – (following Krewe du Vieux)

This is one of New Orleans’ newer satire-themed krewes, with the mission “to save the Universe, beginning at its center, New Orleans.” It will roll immediately following the Krewe du Vieux.

Sunday, Feb 17

Krewe of Little Rascals – 12:00 p.m.

The Krewe of Little Rascals is considered to be the longest-running Mardi Gras krewe for kids in the United States. Come out and watch the more than 200 members on their 14-20 floats!

‘tit Rəx – 4:00 p.m.

This is one of the more unusual parades of the Carnival season, put on by New Orleans one and only MicroKrewe! In contrast to the huge floats designed by the city’s super krewes, ‘tit Rəx features shoebox floats decorated to mimic the larger versions.

 

Help Keep Big Easy Magazine Alive

Hey guys!

We’re so grateful to our friends, our families, our neighbors, and especially our readers for chipping in, sharing, and donating to the cause of local progressive media. Your support has lifted us up so much and will most assuredly not be lost or forgotten.

If you care about local independent progressive media in an era where multi-millionaires such as John Georges are monopolizing our local press, then please donate any amount you can to make our operation a success. We can do this! Do not give up.

What else can you do if you’ve already donated and can’t donate anymore? Share our content on Facebook and tell people about our fundraising operation. Call and email others who may be able to give. We believe in you because you believe in us and together we can ensure Big Easy Magazine becomes a progressive icon for New Orleans and an inspiration for the expansion of progressive media around the world.

Thank you,
Scott Ploof
Publisher
Big Easy Magazine


Share this Article

Things to Do
Add Some Progress to Your Inbox
Big Easy Magazine sends weekly emails to keep you informed about what’s going on in our community and beyond.
We respect your privacy.