Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Sunday, Feb. 4_lowres

The Captain of the Krewe of Carrollton leads the parade.

Femme Fatale

11 a.m.

Uptown

Theme: Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale Takes Broadway

Floats: 18

Queen: Kimberly Prater McPherson

Throws: plush compacts, Femme Fatale dolls, lip-themed beads and bracelets, money clips, flasks, koozies, footballs and cups

The theme saluting Broadway shows is illustrated with floats depicting Chicago, Annie, Beauty and the Beast, Camelot and Cats. The procession features the krewe's dance troupe, the CherChez La Femme. The Buffalo Soldiers 9th and 10th Cavalry Association lead the parade.

Carrollton

Noon

Uptown

Theme: A Stroll in the Park

Floats: 25

King: Frederick Guy Fleming Jr.

Queen: Madeline Jane Cheramie

Throws: train- and boot-shaped doubloons, shrimp boots, footballs, throwing discs, medallion beads and cups

The theme celebrates parks and floats, including "Celebration in the Oaks," "Riding the Train" and "Butterfly Gardens."

King Arthur

1:15 p.m.

Uptown

Theme: New Orleans — Beginning to Present

Floats: 44

King Arthur: Wayne Michael Farlough

Queen Guinevere: Brandi Christine Bernard

Throws: hand-decorated Holy Grails, krewe squeaky toys (ducks, pigs, dogs and raccoons), temporary tattoos, plush toys, vehicle magnets and cups

The first weekend's largest parade gives a nod to New Orleans' tricentennial with its theme. Floats depict landmarks and names from the city's history, including Louis Armstrong, the Cabildo, Audubon Zoo and the National World War II Museum. The Big Easy Roller Girls skate in the parade.

Alla

2:30 p.m.

Uptown

Theme: Alla Ask'd For You

Floats: 20

King: Jeffrey P. Wilke

Queen: Rebecca Boyer Remetich

Throws: plush swords and animals, hand-painted medallion beads, lighted beads, doubloons and pink ribbon doubloons, head boppers and cups

The theme "Alla Ask'd for You" brings the Audubon Zoo to the parade route. Floats depict panda bears, flamingos, butterflies, tropical fish and more. New Orleans Baby Cakes General Manager Cookie Rojas Jr. rides as grand marshal. The krewe's overhauled "Allagator" float caps the procession.


Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Friday, Feb. 2

Oshun, Cleopatra and Excalibur

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Saturday, Feb. 3

Adonis, Pontchartrain, Choctaw, Freret, Sparta, Caesar and Pygmalion

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Sunday, Feb. 4

Femme Fatale, Carrollton, King Arthur and Alla

Mardi Gras 2018: walking parades Feb. 2-4

Rolling with the Krewe of Cork, 'tit Rex, Chewbacchus and Barkus

Cyndi Lauper headlines Family Gras 2018

The festival returns to Metairie Feb. 2-3

Parade maps