Mardi Gras is coming to town! It’s almost time for your favorite krewes to roll out with some of the best parades in the country, and you can get a front-row seat to the fun. The festivities start on Feb. 22 when the Krewe of Hercules hits the streets at 6 p.m. and ends with the Krewe of Bonne Terre on March 5. Get the details on the best Mardi Gras parades in the Houma area.
The Krewe of Hercules will hit the streets at 6 p.m. on Feb. 22. This will be the krewe’s 35th anniversary, so expect quite a spectacle when it rolls out. Also, pay homage to King Hercules XXXV, Hercules Randy Landry, when he passes by.
You can enjoy double the fun on Feb. 23. The Krewe of Tee Caillou Mardi Gras Parade will be in Chauvin at noon. You won’t just get to see a parade either. There will be food, music, and entertainment.
Head back to Houma in time to see the Krewe of Aquarius take the streets at 6:30 p.m. This all-female krewe puts on one of the best parades in the area, and you can expect a fun theme.
There will be all kinds of cool parades leading up to the big day. You can catch the Krewe of Aphrodite on March 1, the Krewe of Mardi Gras on March 2, and the Krewe of Terreanians and the Krewe of Montegut on March 3. Then, the Krewe of Cleopatra will march along the parade route on March 4.
Attend as many as you can but be sure to save your energy for the main event.
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March 5 – Mardi Gras
March 5 is Mardi Gras, and three of the city’s best parades will take place on this date. The festivities will kick off at 11 a.m. with the Krewe of Houmas. This parade is an annual tradition, but don’t think the organizers have gotten complacent. It’s going to be bigger and better this year, with bigger floats and tons of marching bands. Get ready to dance to the beat and see some cool sights during this parade.
The Krewe of Kajuns will take over as soon as the Krewe of Houmas is finished. Expect some wild costumes, lots of beads, and some crazy good times when this krewe marches by.
Then, the Krewe of Bonne Terre will finish the day out at 4 p.m. The parade takes place in Montegut, and it’s known for its fun, family-friendly atmosphere. You can expect to see some cool trucks and floats in the parade, along with an entire royal court.
You might not want to drive to Mardi Gras parades because parking can be a nightmare. That’s one of the few times you won’t want your vehicle with you, though. Head to Barker Buick GMC in Houma, Louisiana, and get some new wheels to use when you tool around Houma and beyond. You’ll feel like you’re in your own parade when you have your new Buick or GMC.