On the water, off the water, people, cats, dogs, family-friendly, mature-themed, day, night — all of south Louisiana’s a parade between now and Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Yes, Mardi Gras arrives early this year, so all the fun has to be packed into a shorter span of time. That will require some planning. So here ya go, The Advocate’s annual Carnival parade guide.

DRESS WARMLY (OR WEAR SHORTS, DEPENDING ON THE DAY), DRINK RESPONSIBLY (OR SECURE A DESIGNATED DRIVER), AND MOST OF ALL, HAVE A BALL.

SATURDAY, JAN. 23

  • FELICIANA FAMILY & FRIENDS: 11 a.m., Clinton
  • KREWE OF BILGE: noon, Slidell
  • KREWE DU VIEUX: 6 p.m., French Quarter, New Orleans (mature theme)
  • KREWE OF MONA LISA & MOONPIE: 7 p.m., Slidell

SUNDAY, JAN. 24

  • LITTLE RASCALS: noon, Metairie
  • KREWE OF PERSEUS: 1 p.m., Slidell
  • KREWE OF DES PETITE LIONS: 1 p.m., Golden Meadow

FRIDAY, JAN. 29

SATURDAY, JAN 30

  • KREWE DE PAWS: 10 a.m., Slidell
  • ABITA SPRINGS PUSH MOW PARADE: 11 a.m., starting at the Trailhead, Abita Springs, pushmow.com
  • CARENCRO MARDI GRAS PARADE: 11 a.m., Carencro, carencromardigrasassociation.com
  • MYSTIC KNIGHTS OF ADONIS: 11:45 a.m., West Bank, New Orleans
  • KREWE OF DIVERSION BOAT PARADE: noon, La. 22 bridge on Amite Diversion Canal, Livingston Parish
  • BAYOU PETIT CAILLOU: noon, Chauvin
  • KNIGHTS OF NEMESIS: 1 p.m., Chalmette, knightsofnemesis.org
  • KREWE OF PONTCHARTRAIN: 1 p.m., Uptown, New Orleans, kofpont.com
  • KREWE MYSTIQUE DE LA CAPITALE: 2 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge, krewemystique.com
  • KREWE OF CHOCTAW: 2 p.m., follows Krewe of Pontchartrain, Uptown New Orleans, kreweofchoctaw.com
  • KREWE DES CHIENS CANINE PARADE: 2 p.m., downtown Lafayette, paradefordogs.org
  • LAKE ARTHUR MARDI GRAS PARADE: 2 p.m., Lake Arthur
  • KREWE OF FRERET: 2:30 p.m., follows Krewe of Choctaw, Uptown New Orleans, kreweoffreret.org
  • KREWE OF DENHAM SPRINGS: 3 p.m., downtown Denham Springs
  • ’TIT REX: 5 p.m., Marigny New Orleans, titrexparade.com
  • KNIGHTS OF SPARTA: 6 p.m., Uptown New Orleans, knightsofsparta.com
  • KREWE OF CAESAR: 6 p.m, Metairie, kreweofcaesar.org
  • KREWE OF OLYMPIA: 6 p.m., Covington, kreweofolympia.net
  • KREWE OF CHEWBACCHUS: 6 p.m., Marigny New Orleans, chewbacchus.org
  • KREWE OF PYGMALION: 6:15 p.m., Uptown, New Orleans, kreweofpygmalion.org
  • KREWE OF ORION: 6:30 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge, kreweoforion.com
  • KREWE OF CARNIVALE EN RIO: 6:30 p.m., downtown Lafayette, riolafayette.com
  • KREWE OF TITANS: 6:30 p.m., Slidell, kreweoftitans.com
  • KREWE OF AQUARIUS: 6:30 p.m., Houma
  • KREWE OF ORION: 6:30 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge

SUNDAY, JAN. 31

  • KREWE OF CARROLLTON: noon, Uptown, New Orleans
  • KREWE OF HYACINTHIANS: noon, Houma, hyacinthians.org
  • ADDIS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT PARADE: 1 p.m., Addis
  • MYSTIC KREWE OF MUTTS: 1:30 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge, caaws.org
  • KREWE OF KING ARTHUR AND MERLIN: follows Carrollton, Uptown, New Orleans, kreweofkingarthur.com
  • KREWE OF ALLA: follows Arthur, Uptown New Orleans, kreweofalla.net
  • KREWE OF FEMME FATALE: follows Alla, Uptown New Orleans
  • KREWE OF TITANS: follows Hyacinthians, Houma
  • KREWE OF DIONYSUS: 1 p.m., Slidell
  • KREWE OF EZANA: 1 p.m., Jeanerette
  • SCOTT PARADE: 1 p.m., Scott
  • KREWE DE ST. MARTIN/KREWE DE CHIEN: 2 p.m., Breaux Bridge
  • KREWE OF AMBROSIA: 2 p.m., Thibodaux
  • KREWE OF BARKUS: 2 p.m., French Quarter, New Orleans, barkus.org
  • KREWE OF CYLLENIUS: 2 p.m., Marksville

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3

  • KREWE OF ANCIENT DRUIDS: 6:30 p.m., Uptown New Orleans
  • KREWE OF NYX: 7 p.m., Uptown, New Orleans, kreweofnyx.org

THURSDAY, FEB. 4

  • KREWE OF ROUX: 4 p.m., University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, upc.louisiana.edu
  • KNIGHTS OF BABYLON: 5:45 p.m., Uptown New Orleans, knightsofbabylon.com
  • KNIGHTS OF CHAOS: 6:15 p.m., Uptown New Orleans
  • KREWE OF MUSES: 6:30 p.m., Uptown New Orleans, kreweofmuses.org

FRIDAY, FEB. 5

  • KREWE OF BOSOM BUDDIES: 11:30 a.m., French Quarter, New Orleans
  • ORIGINAL KREWE OF ORPHEUS: 6 p.m., Mandeville
  • KREWE OF HERMES: 6 p.m., Uptown New Orleans, semrehcl.accountsupport.com
  • KREWE OF TROUBADOURS: 6:30 p.m., Lafayette
  • LE KREWE D??ETAT: 6:30 p.m., Uptown New Orleans
  • KREWE OF SELENE: 6:30 p.m., Slidell, kreweofselene.net
  • KREWE OF APHRODITE: 6:30 p.m., Houma
  • KREWE OF SOUTHDOWNS: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge, southdowns.org
  • KREWE OF ATHENA: 6 p.m., Metairie
  • KREWE OF ATHENA: 7 p.m., Golden Meadow.
  • KREWE OF ADONIS: 7 p.m., Morgan City
  • KREWE OF CENTURIONS: 7 p.m., Metairie, kreweofcenturions.com
  • KREWE OF MORPHEUS: 7 p.m., Uptown, New Orleans, kreweofmorpheus.com

SATURDAY, FEB. 6

  • KREWE OF BUSH: 9 a.m., Bush
  • KREWE OF NOMTOC: 10:45 a.m., Westbank, New Orleans, nomtoc.org
  • KREWE OF IRIS: 11 a.m., Uptown New Orleans, kreweofiris.org
  • YOUNGSVILLE MARDI GRAS PARADE: 11 a.m., Youngsville
  • KREWE OF SPANISH TOWN: noon, downtown Baton Rouge, spanishtownmardigras.com
  • BALDWIN MARDI GRAS PARADE: noon, Baldwin
  • KREWE OF TUCKS: noon, Uptown New Orleans, kreweoftucks.com
  • KREWE OF APOLLO: noon, Lockport
  • CHILDREN’S PARADE: 12:30 p.m., Lafayette
  • KREWE OF TCHEFUNCTE: 1 p.m., Madisonville
  • KREWE OF MARINGOUIN: 1 p.m., Maringouin
  • CYPREMORT POINT MARDI GRAS PARADE: 1 p.m., Morgan City
  • KREWE OF TICKFAW BOAT PARADE: 2 p.m., Tickfaw River, Livingston Parish
  • LAKE FAUSSE POINTE MARDI GRAS PARADE: 2 p.m., Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, St. Martinville
  • KREWE OF DIONYSUS: 2 p.m., Berwick.
  • JENNINGS MARDI GRAS PARADE: 4:30 p.m., Jennings
  • KREWE OF ENDYMION: 4:15 p.m., Mid-City New Orleans, endymion.org
  • KREWE OF BONAPARTE: 6:30 p.m., Lafayette

KREWE OF ISIS: 6:30 P.M., METAIRIE

KREWE OF MARDI GRAS: 6:30 P.M. HOUMA

  • LE KREWE DE BON TEMPS: 6:30 p.m., Larose

SUNDAY, FEB. 7

  • KREWE OF OKEANOS: 11 a.m., Uptown New Orleans, kreweofokeanos.org
  • KREWE OF MID-CITY: 11:45 a.m., Uptown New Orleans, kreweofmidcity.com
  • KREWE OF THOTH: noon, Uptown New Orleans, thothkrewe.com
  • DUSON MARDI GRAS PARADE: noon, Duson
  • KREWE OF ATLANTIS: noon, Golden Meadow
  • HENDERSON MARDI GRAS PARADE: 12:30 p.m., Henderson
  • KREWE OF TERREANIANS: 12:30 p.m., Houma
  • KREWE OF CLEOPHAS: 12:30 p.m., Thibodaux
  • LIVONIA CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION PARADE: 1 p.m., Livonia
  • KREWE OF CHRONUS: 1:30 p.m., follows Cleophas, Thibodaux
  • KREWE OF GALATEA: 2 p.m., Morgan City
  • KREWE OF MONTEGUT: 2 p.m., Montegut
  • KREWE OF NAPOLEON: 5 p.m., Metairie, corpsdenapoleon.com
  • KREWE OF BACCHUS: 5:15 p.m., Uptown New Orleans, kreweofbacchus.org
  • KREWE OF NEREIDS: 6 p.m., Golden Meadow
  • KREWE OF COMOGO: 7 p.m., Plaquemine, kreweofcomogo.org

MONDAY, FEB. 8 (LUNDI GRAS)

  • LUNDI GRAS PARADE: 11 a.m., Batchelor, (225) 492-3474
  • KREWE OF AMANI: 2 p.m., Patterson
  • KREWE OF PROTEUS: 5:15 p.m., Uptown New Orleans, kreweofproteus.com
  • KREWE OF ORPHEUS: 6 p.m., Uptown New Orleans, kreweoforpheus.com
  • KREWE OF PANDORA: 7 p.m., Metairie
  • QUEEN EVANGELINE’S PARADE: 6 p.m., Lafayette
  • KREWE OF CLEOPATRA: 6:30 p.m., Houma
  • KREWE OF XANADU: 6:30 p.m., Labadieville

TUESDAY, FEB. 9 (MARDI GRAS)

  • KREWE OF ZULU: 8 a.m., Uptown New Orleans, kreweofzulu.com
  • HALF FAST KREWE OF FRANK’S PARADE: 9 a.m., Opelousas
  • KING GABRIEL’S PARADE: 10 a.m., Lafayette
  • KREWE OF REX: 10 a.m., Uptown New Orleans, rexorganization.com
  • KREWE OF ELKS ORLEANS: follows Rex, Uptown New Orleans
  • KREWE OF CRESCENT CITY: follows Elks Orleans, Uptown New Orleans
  • KREWE OF GRELA: 10 a.m., Gretna
  • KREWE OF COVINGTON LIONS CLUB: 10 a.m., Covington
  • KREWE OF COVINGTON: follows Lions, Covington
  • KREWE OF LYRA: follows Covington, Covington
  • KREWE OF ARGUS: 10 a.m., Metairie, kreweofargus.com
  • KREWE OF JEFFERSON: follows Argus, Metairie
  • KREWE OF ELKS JEFFERSONIANS: follows Jefferson, Metairie
  • COMMUNITY CENTER OF POINTE COUPEE PARADE: 11 a.m., New Roads
  • GRAND MARAIS MARDI GRAS PARADE: 11 a.m. Jeanerette
  • KREWE OF HOUMAS: 11 a.m., Houma
  • KREWE OF KAJUNS: following Houmas
  • KREWE OF GHEENS: 11 a.m., Gheens
  • KREWE OF NEPTUNE: noon, Golden Meadow
  • KREWE OF COTEAU: 1 p.m., Coteau, (337) 577-5099
  • FRANKLIN PARADE: 1 p.m., Franklin
  • LAFAYETTE MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL PARADE: 1 p.m., Lafayette
  • KREWE OF CHAHTA: 1 p.m., Lacombe
  • KREWE OF CHOUPIC: 1 p.m., Chackbay
  • KREWE OF GHANA: 1 p.m., Thibodaux
  • KREWE OF FOLSOM: 1:30 p.m., Folsom
  • KADN/KLAF INDEPENDENT PARADE: 2 p.m., Lafayette
  • KREWE CHIC-A-LA-PIE PARADE: 2 p.m., Kaplan
  • FAMILY AFFAIR MARDI GRAS PARADE: 2 p.m., Loreauville, (337) 229-6001
  • EW ROADS LIONS CLUB PARADE: 2 p.m., New Roads, (225) 638-3311
  • KREWE OF HEPHAESTUS: 2 p.m., Morgan City
  • SUNSET MARDI GRAS PARADE: 2 p.m., Sunset
  • CARNIVAL D’ACADIE PARADE: 3 p.m., Crowley
  • KREWE OF BONNE TERRE: 4 p.m., Montegut

SUNDAY, FEB. 14

  • MYSTIC KREWE OF MARDI PAWS: 2 p.m., Mandeville

Compiled by Judy Bergeron