Krewe of Orion BR parade for Red

The Krewe of Orion parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge. 

Construction in downtown Baton Rouge will force route changes for three Mardi Gras parades this weekend, police said.

The Krewe of Artemis parade on Friday and the Krewe Mystique and Krewe of Orion parades on Saturday will be affected by the construction, police spokesman Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said.

In a Facebook post, the Krewe of Orion said that the city closed part of Sixth Street for construction, requiring the route to turn on Seventh Street to go from Laurel Street to Convention Street.

See the new routes for the three parades below.

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Krewe of Artemis: Begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, in downtown Baton Rouge.

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Krewe of Mystique: Begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in downtown Baton Rouge.

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Krewe of Orion: Begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in downtown Baton Rouge.