Mardi Gras in Slidell: Parade Schedule

Slidell Parades

UPDATED FOR 2017: Mardi Gras in Slidell, like other suburban cities outside of New Orleans, has a full season’s line-up of traditional parades as well as a dog, boat and walking parade.

PARADE SCHEDULE

Saturday, February 11, 2017

  • 12 pm Krewe of Bilge
  • 1 pm Krewe of Poseidon
  • 6 pm Krewe of Mona Lisa and MoonPie

Sunday, February 12, 2017

  • 1 pm Krewe of Slidellians
  • Following Slidellians – Krewe of Perseus

Saturday, February 18, 2017

  • 10 am Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne
  • 6:30 pm Krewe of Titans

Sunday, February 19, 2017

  • 1 pm Krewe of Dionysus

Friday, February 24, 2017

  • 6:30 pm Krewe of Selene

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ROUTE MAPS & DETAILS

Saturday, February 11, 2017
12:00 pm Krewe of Bilge
Theme: “Festivals & Holidays”

Slidell Parade Route

The Krewe of Bilge is a Mardi Gras boat parade in Slidell, Louisiana, which throws to paradegoers from the middle of Slidell waterways! Some great spots to catch the parade are at The Dock of Slidell off Lakeview Drive, along Highway 11 at Michael’s Restaurant, The Landing, and Tooloula’s, and on the east side of the parade route at the firehouse on Marina Drive.

The Krewe of Bilge boat parade was founded by locals in 1978 and now includes over four hundred members. This can’t miss event in Slidell has been honored as a “Top 20 Event” by the Southern Tourism Society multiple times.

This year the Krewe will toss cups, beads, and more to the theme of “Fairytales and Myths.”

  • The Krewe of Bilge boat parade starts at the Marina Cafe, passes through the marina basin, goes past the Dock of Slidell and then turns north and enters what is known as the “Firehouse Canal”. Parade travels North along the Eden Isles side of the canal northward to the East Eden Isles Boulevard bridge, where it reverses course.
  • Parade then goes south, retracing its route down the “Firehouse Canal” on the Marina Drive side, and again passes the Dock, continuing southward, then heading west along Lakeview Drive toward Highway 11 (Pontchartrain Blvd).
  • It then turns northward on the west side of the canal, passing Michael’s Restaurant, Tooloula’s and The Landing, reversing course at the West Eden Isles Boulevard Bridge.
  • Parade again retraces its route, going southward along the east side of the canal along Moonraker Drive through the curve, eastward continuing along Moonraker Drive, past Clipper Estates, until finally ending at the Dock of Slidell.

Please note: parade route may be changed at the last minute due to weather concerns.

 

Saturday, February 11, 2017
1:00 pm Krewe of Poseidon
Theme: “Myths and Legends”

Slidell Parade Route

Newest Krewe to ride in Slidell!! The Krewe of Poseidon, named after the Greek God of the Sea, is certainly fitting for the Slidell area which is surrounded by water!

This new coed krewe has quickly grown to be one of the largest krewes on the Northshore. In the 2016 inaugural season, they rolled with 20+ floats and over 400 riders. This krewe promises to offer keepsake throws for those people who go to the parade to catch something out of the ordinary.

 

Saturday, February 11, 2017
6:00 pm Krewe of Mona Lisa and MoonPie
Theme: “Monalisa Plays Games”

Slidell Parade Route

Established in 1984, the Krewe of Mona Lisa and Moonpie is a Slidell, Louisiana based parading group. They are the original walking parade in the southwestern Louisiana city.

The Krewe says they are dedicated to the arts, Olde Towne Slidell and of course good humor.

  • The Krewe of Mona Lisa and Moonpie line-up on Robert Street and begin the parade at the intersection of Carey Street.
  • The Krewe travels one block down Robert Street and takes a right on 1st Street and another right on Brakefield Street.
  • At Carey Street, they take another right and parades down Carey until reaching Cleveland Avenue where they make a left.
  • They follow Cleveland Avenue until 2nd Street where they take a left.
  • They parade up 2nd Street until reaching Erlanger Avenue.
  • The Krewe takes a left on Erlanger and another left back onto 1st Street a block later.
  • They take 1st Street to Cousin Street, where they parade makes a left turn.
  • They travel one more block to reach Carey Street where they make a left and head a block south to the parades conclusion.

 

Sunday, February 12, 2017
1:00 pm Krewe of Slidellians

Slidell Parade Route

The Slidell Women’s Civic Club was founded in 1947 and formed to assist in service to the community of Eastern St. Tammany parish. Their Krewe of Slidellians takes the traditional Slidell parade route.

  • The Krewe of Slidellians parade will start at the intersection of Berkley Street and Spartan Drive in Slidell, Louisiana.
  • The parade will follow Spartan Drive northwest to Highway 11, where it will turn northeast.
  • The parade will follow Highway 11 all the way up to Highway 190, where it will proceed east on 190 East.
  • The Krewe of Slidellians will proceed through town just past the intersection of 190 and Kensington Boulevard, where the parade will end.

 

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Following Slidellians – Krewe of Perseus

The Mystic Krewe of Perseus of Slidell is the city’s oldest Carnival organization, founded in 1970, and is named after the Greek god who slew Medusa. This Krewe always rides on the 3rd Sunday before Mardi Gras Day.

  • The Krewe of Perseus parade will start at the intersection of Berkley Street and Spartan Drive in Slidell, Louisiana.
  • The parade will follow Spartan Drive northwest to Highway 11, where it will turn northeast.
  • The parade will follow Highway 11 all the way up to Highway 190, where it will proceed east on 190 East.
  • The Krewe of Perseus will proceed through town just past the intersection of 190 and Kensington Boulevard, where the parade will end.

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017
10:00 am Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne

Slidell Parade Route

The Krewe De Paws is based at Cafe du Bone and will parade through Olde Towne Slidell to help revitalize the once popular area.

The goal of The Krewe De Paws is three-fold, Have a lot of fun, bring attention to Historic Olde Towne Slidell, and to raise money for a number of worthwhile animal assistance groups.

  • The Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne line-up on Ciruti Street and begin the parade at the intersection Robert Street.
  • The Krewe travels one block down Carey Street and takes a right on Carey Street and a left on Brakefield Street and curves around to become First Street
  • At First and Robert Street, they take another right and parades down Robert until reaching Second Street where they make a left.
  • They follow Second Street until they reach Erlanger Street where they take a left.
  • The Krewe takes a left on Erlanger and another left back onto 1st Street a block later.
  • They take 1st Street to Cousin Street, where they parade makes right turn.
  • They travel one more block to reach Carey Street where they make a left and head a block south to the parades conclusion.

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017
6:30 pm Krewe of Titans

Slidell Parade Route

The Mystic Krewe of Titans is a parade that takes place in Slidell, Louisiana. The Krewe is one of the newest parading organizations in Slidell, formed in 2009.

This year the Krewe turns co-ed with 250+ riders. The only night time co-ed organization in Slidell. Throws include cups with the Mystic Krewe of Titans logo, medallion beads, footballs, t-shirts, lighted tambourines, foam batons and necklaces.

  • The Krewe of Titans parade will begin at the intersection of Spartan Drive and Highway 11.
  • The krewe will follow 11 all the way up to Highway 190, where the parade will turn to the east.
  • From 190, the parade will end just east of the intersection at Highway 190 and Kensington Boulevard.

 

Sunday, February 19, 2017
1 pm Krewe of Dionysus
Theme: “Fraternity Days”

Slidell Parade Route

The Krewe of Dionysus was founded in 1985 by a group of Northshore businessmen with the intention of bringing the first all-male krewe to Slidell. The club’s royalty is selected at the Coronation ball where the king and queen are chosen from the Krewe’s maids and members of the King’s Club.

Dionysus is the ancient Greek God of winemaking and wine, along with “inspired madness.”

  • The Krewe of Dionysus parade starts on Berkley Street.
  • They travel on Berkley Towards Westchester Blvd.
  • There they take a left onto Westchester Blvd.
  • Their next turn is a right on to Highway 11.
  • The parade follows Highway 11 all the way to Highway 190.
  • The parade takes a right onto Highway 190, taking it to the end of its course, near the intersection of 190 and Kensington Boulevard.

 

Friday, February 24, 2017
6:30 pm Krewe of Selene

Slidell Parade Route

The Krewe of Selene parades in Slidell, Louisiana on the Friday night before Mardi Gras. It came into existence in 1998, founded by a group of local professional women. Their first year began with a membership of 260 women, and the membership has since grown to almost 500 members.

The krewe is named after the Greek goddess of the moon from mythology. Selene was the companion to Endymion, the god of wine and merriment.

  • The Krewe of Selene parade begins at the intersection of Spartan Drive and Highway 11.
  • It follows Highway 11 until the intersection with Highway 190, where they take a right.
  • They follow Highway 190 until reaching their conclusion at the intersection of Corporate Square Drive.