Krewe Mystique rolls through Downtown Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE – With clear skies and warm temperatures, Baton Rouge’s oldest Mardi Gras Krewe rolled down Downtown Saturday afternoon.
The parade for the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale kicked off at 2 p.m. Saturday following the same route through Downtown Baton Rouge as the all female Krewe of Artemis Friday night.
Mystique will leave the Baton Rouge River Center Arena at 2 p.m.. The parade will travel north on River Road to State Capital Drive then turn on 3rd Street. The floats then pass by the State Capitol Park, down 4th Street to Main Street then looping back down Laurel Street and Convention Street before finishing up on River Road.
See the interactive Google Map below for the complete parade route:
Saturday will be a touch warmer with highs in the low 70s and plenty of sunshine allowing Mystique parade-goers to perhaps wear short sleeves!
THE REST OF THE WEEKEND
The Krewe of Mystique is not the only parade happening today. The Krewe of Orion rolls at 7 p.m Saturday night. Route maps and more info are available on the krewes' websites. You can also get the full BR Mardi Gras schedule over at WBRZ.com's Mardi Gras 2016 page.
Sunday afternoon will go to the dogs (and cats) as it features the much-beloved Krewe of Mutts, set to roll at 2 p.m.
As far as the forecast goes, Sunday will be warmer with high temps venturing toward the mid-70s to really make for an enjoyable atmosphere, especially if you're bringing along the kids.
We'll have more details about each parade on the days they roll right here on WBRZ.com and in our weekend broadcasts.