U.S. Travel — Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
Mardi Gras Super Krewes
— Fun Super Parades
Fun Parades &
during Carnival Season
Enjoy a variety of Fun Mardi Gras Parades and celebrations throughout
New Orleans' Carnival season.
— "Super Parades"
Super Krewes (or Super Parades) are the largest Mardi Gras Parades
in New Orleans — defined
by their spectacular super-floats, marching bands and celebrity Grand Marshalls.
Three popular Super Krewes that take place in New
- Krewe of Endymion
- Krewe of Bacchus
- Krewe of Orpheus
Krewe of Bacchus
Krewe of Bacchus is famous for its super-size animated floats and marching bands.
Its first Mardi Gras Parade took place in 1969 — with Danny Kay leading
Today, the Krewe of Bacchus is more popular than
Celebrity Bacchus Monarchs have included: Larry
King, Tom Arnold, Hulk Hogan, James Gandolfini, Nicholas Cage, Bob
Hope, Jackie Gleason, Kirk Douglas, and Billy Crystal... to name
Mardi Gras is also referred to as "Fat Tuesday" — "Gras" is
French for "Fat" and "Mardi" is French
Upcoming Mardi Gras Dates
Mardi Gras always falls on a Tuesday. Dates vary from year-to-year — it's
dependent upon the date of Easter Sunday. Mardi Gras is always the day
list of future Mardi Gras dates:
2013 — February 12
2014 — March 4
2015 — February 17
2016 — February 9
2017 — February 28
2018 — February 13
2019 — March 5
2020 — February 25
2021 — February 16
2022 — March 1
NOTE: Mardi Gras is one of the most intense, crowded events
you could possibly find on this Earth, so if you don't like crowds, you might
want to visit New Orleans at another time. FYI... Halloween is also
FUN and exciting, but very intense
and crowded too!
Orleans Sightseeing Tours
Krewe of Endymion
Krewe of Endymion is the
largest of over 80 Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans — and
features some of the most spectacular super-floats, carrying masked
revelers and famous celebrity Grand Marshals.
Past Endymion Celebrity Grand Marshals have included:
Kid Rock, Kevin Costner, Taylor Hicks, Dan Akroyd, Marissa
Tomei, Gene Simmons, Jason Alexander, Emeril Lagasse, Britney Spears,
Kenny Rogers, Jerry Springer and Michael Bolton... to name
And the fun doesn't stop after the parade. Every year,
the "Endymion Extravaganza" (party of all parties!)
takes place immediately following the parade. This FUN party is held
Get your tickets early before they sell out!
Krewe of Orpheus Parade
— on Fat Monday
After celebrating at the Zulu Lundi Gras Festival, head up Canal Street or down
St. Charles for the "Krewe of Orpheus Parade" — one
of the city's biggest parades that always takes place on Lundi Gras (Fat
Monday) — the day before Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday).
Co-founded by Harry
Connick, Jr. in 1993, the Krewe of Orpheus was the first
Super Krewe to include both men and women. The parade features celebrities,
thousands of throws and some of the biggest and most beautiful floats
in New Orleans.
Celebrity Orpheus Monarchs & Music Legends
have included: Helio
Castroneves, (two-time Indy 500 winner and "Dancing
with the Stars" 2008 Champion), Salt
'n Pepa, Josh Gracin, Sean Payton, Sidney Torres, Whoopie Goldberg,
Harry Connick Jr., Sandra Bullock, and Stevie Wonder... to
name a few.
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