Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Fat Tuesday_lowres

Zulu in 2017.


8 a.m.


Theme: Celebrating the Tricentennial Zulu Style

Floats: 42

King: Brent D. Washington

Queen: Troye Madison Washington

Throws: hand-decorated coconuts and various Zulu logo beads

Filmmaker Spike Lee rides as grand marshal of a procession celebrating New Orleans history. Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club historian Clarence Becnel serves as honorary grand marshal.


10 a.m.


Theme: L'Ancienne Nouvelle-Orleans

Floats: 27

King: announced weekend before parade

Queen: announced weekend before parade

Throws: float-specific beads, riding crops and doubloons

The procession celebrates New Orleans history, particularly the early colony. Floats depict influential people including Bienville, Iberville, the Ursuline nuns, Jean Lafitte and Henriette DeLille, as well as landmarks and historical events, such as the fire that destroyed much of the French Quarter in 1788.


10 a.m.


Theme: Argus Under the Big Top

Floats: 20

King: Michael Maenza

Queen: Alexis Carroll Hartline

Throws: plush peacocks, queen's dolls and doubloons

Argus parades with a circus theme.

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Wednesday, Feb. 7

Druids and Nyx

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Thursday, Feb. 8

Babylon, Chaos and Muses

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Friday, Feb. 9

Hermes, d'Etat, Morpheus and Centurions

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Saturday, Feb. 10

N.O.M.T.O.C., Iris, Tucks, Edymion and Isis

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Sunday, Feb. 11

Okeanos, Mid-City, Thoth, Bacchus, Napoleon, Athena and Pandora

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Monday, Feb. 12

Proteus and Orpheus

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Fat Tuesday

Zulu, Rex and Argus

Rex's celebrates 'L'Ancienne Nouvelle-Orleans'

A look at the krewe's 2018 bulletin

Parade Maps