The 2018 Krewe of Pontchartrain Parade will
be held Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
The Krewe of Pontchartrain is a real New Orleans Mardi Gras organization that parades down some of New Orleans’ most famous streets. Our parade starts at 1:00 pm on the first Saturday of the official New Orleans Mardi Gras season.
The parade route is approximately 5 miles long and takes about 3.5 hours to complete. Besides the wide array of bands, horse units, dune buggies, motorcycles, and jesters, our parade has featured some of Mardi Gras’ most memorable floats, such as “Mr. Mudbug” (the world’s largest crawfish) and a giant fish dubbed “The Super Grouper”.
Some years the Krewe invites a celebrity to be the "Grand Marshal". Each Grand Marshal has their own specially designed cup just for the parade. Past Grand Marshals have included singer and musician Allan Toussaint, actor Red Buttons, baseball star (New Orleans’ own) Will Clark, TV Star Bart Simpson, singer Irma Thomas, Sports Commentator Jim Henderson, and last but not least, entertainer extraordinaire Becky Allen.
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