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Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Saturday, Feb. 10

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


10:45 a.m.
Theme: 300 Reasons to Love New Orleans
Floats: 27
King: Barry Charles Guy Sr.
Queen: Rae'Lyn Denise Fazande
Throws: cups, drawstring bags with a variety of contents, and purple and gold king's medallion beads
The theme highlights famous people and events from 300 years of New Orleans history. WVUE-TV reporter Kristi Coleman serves as grand marshal, and the New Orleans Saint's Brandon Coleman rides in the procession.

10 a.m.
(Updated time) Uptown
Theme: Iris Begins a New Era
Floats: 37
King: Stephen Joseph Borrello III
Queen: Cynthia Peake Borrello
Throws: plush king cake babies, fringe skirts, hard hats, fanny packs, hand-decorated sunglasses and cups with 3-D images
The krewe begins its second century with a look at past eras. Floats depict the disco era, the Stone Age, Ice Age and the "Golden Age of Piracy."

11 a.m.
(Updated time) Uptown
Theme: 50 Shades of Gold
Floats: 36
King: Abe Stopak
Queen: Theresa Heingarten
Throws: gold mouth "grills," foam hands, toilet-shaped candy and lollipops, plush dolls, toilet paper, squirting toilets and
gold-colored and wooden doubloons
Tucks marks its 50th anniversary with a golden touch. The theme is illustrated with the floats "Golden Shower," "Golden Oldies" and "Gold Finger." Joining the krewe's signature "Funky Tucks" float are the new "Funky Uncle," "Tucks Brothel" and animated "Friar Tuck" floats. The New Orleans Dragons and Star Wars marching groups join the procession.

4:15 p.m.
Theme: Jazz — Our Gift to the World
Floats: 36
King: Jacob David Winfield
Queen: Hannah June Autin
Throws: theme magnets, glow sticks, footballs, cups, doubloons and lighted krewe wands, laser spinners, pillows, bouncing balls and throwing discs
Jon Batiste, bandleader on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, serves as grand marshal. New Orleans Saints Alvin Kamara and Marshon Lattimore and former Saint Steve Gleason ride in the procession. The theme celebrates famous jazz tunes, including "Mahogany Hall Stomp," "Tiger Rag," "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans," "Bucktown Blues," "Muskrat Ramble" and "When the Saints Go Marching In."

6:30 p.m.
Theme: Saturday in the Park
Floats: 17
King: J. Wayne Goudeau
Queen: Heather Lyn Edgens
Throws: ankh-shaped doubloons, hot pink cups, flags, bracelets and lighted items
The theme is a tribute to New Orleans City Park, and floats depict the New Orleans Museum of Art, the train, the butterfly garden and other park attractions.

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