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Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Sunday, Feb. 4

Femme Fatale, Carrollton, King Arthur and Alla



Femme Fatale
11 a.m.
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.

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.
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.

2:30 p.m.
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

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