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Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Fat Tuesday


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

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