Don’t party too hard on President’s Day Monday night because if you’re wanting to be apart of the Mardi Gras Parade you need to up bright and early. The Mardi Gras Parade Schedule has the first part of the parade starting at 8:00am in the morning.
Fat Tuesday will bring everyone out in New Orleans, Louisiana to the streets for all day celebrations. There will be drinking, there will be Mardi Gras partying and there will be costumes, beads and more than the eyes can take in this year. Provided below of the times and locations of this 2012 Mardi Gras parade so you don’t have to miss any part of the Mardi Gras Schedule. If you need to know where to go for the Mardi Gras parade procession just look at the town location and you’ll be able to pinpoint the location in New Orleans streets.
Tuesday February 21st, 2012’s Mardi Gras Parade Schedule is as follows:
- Feb 21st | Krewe of Zulu | Uptown | 8:00am
- Feb 21st | Krewe of Rex | Uptown | 10:00am
- Feb 21st | Krewe of Argus| Metairie | 10:00am
- Feb 21st | Krewe of Elks Jefferson | Metairie | Follows Krewe of Argus
- Feb 21st | Krew of Jefferson | Metairie | Follows Krewe of Elks Jefferson
- Feb 21st | Krew of Elks Orleans | Uptown | 11:30am
- Feb 21st | Krewe of Crescent City | Uptown | Follow Krewe of Elks Orleans
The Mayor of the City of New Orleans made an official statement of invitation to everyone for the Mardi Gras Parade in 2012. The invitation reads as follows:
As Mayor of the great City of New Orleans, I invite you to visit our city to experience
the excitement of Mardi Gras!
The carnival season officially begins each year on January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, — ‘King’s Day’ — with traditional balls occurring in the weeks that lead up to the big event.
Spectacular parades with beautiful and creative floats begin parading two weekends prior to Mardi Gras Day. Our private carnival clubs, called krewes, take on royalty status and throw beads, doubloons and toys to all of our parade goers. Visitors quickly learn to say “Throw Me Something Mister!”
The culmination of Mardi Gras in New Orleans begins early on Mardi Gras Day with the Krewes of Zulu and Rex parading through the city. Music, food and elaborate costumes contribute to a fun-filled day of excitement for revelers of all ages.
While the excitement of New Orleans with its music, food and culture is year-round, we invite everyone to experience Mardi Gras at least once in their lifetime. Make your plans now to be a part of this great tradition and see firsthand why we say “Laissez les bon temps rouler!”
Mitchell J. Landrieu
Mayor of New Orleans
That was what Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu had to say about the Mardi Gras celebration this year. If you need a Mardi Gras Map we’ll also be providing that here at Z6mag so that you can print it out and find your way around. Check back here to get the extras so that you can print them off and take them with you and have the best Mardi Gras Party you could have dreamed for!