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NEW ORLEANS, La. (Jan. 25, 2016) — New Orleans is once again hosting more than 30 colorful Mardi Gras parades during the 2016 Carnival season leading up to Fat Tuesday on February 9, 2016.Contrary to what is often portrayed in media coverage of Mardi Gras, the parades are actually very family-friendly. Bourbon Street lives up to the more wild reputation, but the parades roll down wider streets in residential districts and nearby communities, and police officers work hard to ensure that the crowd stays festive but not crazy.Each parade carries the name of a different "Krewe" which sponsors its own parade.


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The following schedule lists parades within New Orleans for the two primary weekends of Carnival. Additional parades are held in the region, including a dozen parades in the nearby community of Metairie.2016 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
Friday, January 29, 2016•6:00 PM Krewe of Oshun•6:00 PM Krewe of CleopatraSaturday, January 30, 2016
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•1:00 PM Krewe of Pontchartrain•2:00 PM Krewe of Choctaw•2:30 PM Krewe of Freret•6:00 PM Knights of Sparta•6:45 PM Krewe of PygmalionSunday, January 31, 2016•11:00 AM Krewe of Femme Fatale•12:00 PM Krewe of Carrollton•1:00 PM King Arthur•2:00 PM Krewe of Alla•2:00 PM Mystic Krewe of BarkusWednesday, February 3, 2016•6:30 PM Krewe of Ancient Druids•7:00 PM Mystic Krewe of NyxThursday, February 4, 2016•5:30 PM Knights of Babylon•6:30 PM Knights of Chaos•6:30 PM Krewe of MusesFriday, February 5, 2016•6:00 PM Krewe of Hermes•6:30 PM Le Krewe d"Etat•7:00 PM Krewe of MorpheusSaturday, February 6, 2016
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