New Orleans: Mardi Gras celebrations in full swing
NEW ORLEANS - Carnival season reaches its peak on Fat Tuesday, when New Orleans parade-goers take to the streets to catch beads and party with NOLA krewes.
Despite the celebrations, this year's Mardi Gras festivities have been overshadowed by grief following the deaths of two parade-goers who were hit and killed by floats.
That's why even as traditional parades take place, Krewe-members and parade-goers alike will take extra safety precautions as the observe Mardi Gras.
According to WWL-TV, Fat Tuesday's parades are listed as follows:
The Krewe of Zulu
Get your coconuts! Zulu kicks off the parading at 8 a.m. at Jackson and S. Claiborne and ends at the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club at Orleans and N. Broad.
This year's theme is centered around film.
The Krewe of Rex
The Krewe of Rex starts Uptown for 10 a.m. and rolls through Uptown and into the CBD.
Krewe of Argus
The Krewe of Argus will once again roll along the streets of Metairie on Mardi Gras Day at 10 a.m.
Krewe of Lions
The Covington Lions Club parade will roll around the city of Covington's traditional Mardi Gras Day parade route at 10 a.m.
There's also the Krewe of Houmas in Houma at 1 p.m., and of course the truck parades the following the Krewe of Rex on the New Orleans Uptown route!