Slidell, Louisiana in St. Tammany Parish is the annual Northshore home of raucous big truck Mardi Gras parades, where you'll catch tons of throws, and dance along with marching bands and DJs.
Slidell Mardi Gras Parades roll on January 27th, February 3rd, 4th, and 9th. Mardi Gras 2018 is Tuesday, February 13th.
Saturday, JAN 27
Krewe of Bilge – 12 PM
Theme: A Day at the Races
Boat parade founded in 1978 by a few local residents who costumed and decorated their boats to parade along the canals of the Eden Isles subdivision, the krewe now boasts over 400 members. Starts at Marina Café and Robin's Dockside Wharf. Visit website for route.
Krewe of Poseidon - 6 PM
Theme: Fright Night
This co-ed krewe was founded in 2015 as a day parade with a goal of providing the citizens of Slidell and the surrounding areas with an exceptional parade indicative of the traditions and history of New Orleans Mardi Gras. Now a nighttime parade, floats will include Aliens, Dracula, Frankenstein, Gargoyles, Ghosts, Mummies, Werewolves and other scary creatures of the night. Has 560 members, 28 floats (mostly double-deckers), marching bands and mortc. Starts at the intersection of Berkley Street and Spartan Drive, and follows a route northwest to Highway 11, northeast to Hwy 190, and east through town just past the intersection of 190 and Kensington Boulevard.
Krewe of Slidellians - 1 PM
Founded in 1947, the Slidell Women's Civic Club was formed to foster community service in eastern St. Tammany Parish and is open to the community for riders and sponsorships. The Krewe of Slidellians kicks off the Mardi Gras season in Slidell. Parades along Pontchartrain Dr. from Spartan Dr. to Hwy. 11, then along Front St. to Gause Blvd. and ending at Lindberg Dr.
Mystic Krewe of Perseus – 1:30 PM
Founded in 1970, Perseus hosts a thirteen-float parade with riders donning his or her own handmade costume. The Krewe’s 170 members throw hand-decorated plastic crabs, crab beads, slap bracelets, and cups. Route loads up at Fritchie Park and begins at Salmen High School. Immediately follows Slidellians’ parade.
Saturday, FEB 3
Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne – 10 AM
Theme: To the Rescue!
Slidell’s Krewe for Canines donates any proceeds to its Olde Towne parade to various local animal-loving non-profit organizations. Two Saturdays before Mardi Gras. celebrating pet rescues and adoptions. This year's theme: To the Rescue! Celebrating pet rescues and adoptions, you and your pup can dress up as a favorite Superhero or everyday hero. Decorate a wagon, stroller or cart and stock up on the throws! The route is approx 1 mile.
(Please do not throw candy or food that will be harmful to the dogs.)
Mystic Krewe of Titans – 6:30 PM
Comprised of 325 members, Titans was established in 2010 by a group of Carnival veterans who wanted to bring the merriment of Mardi Gras to the streets of Slidell in a high-quality, family-oriented, nighttime parade. The only co-ed krewe that parades at night. Starts in Fritchie Park.
Sunday, FEB 4
Krewe of Dionysus – 1 PM
Theme: Dionysus World Premiere
The krewe's 250+ members celebrate Dionysus, also known as Bacchus, the god of wine. Parading through the streets of Slidell since 1985, it begins on Spartan Drive at Fritchie Park and travels to Pontchartrain Drive.
Friday, FEB 9
Krewe of Selene – 6:30 PM
Theme: Selene Through 20 Years
The all-women’s night parade celebrates their 20th anniversary. This year’s 18-float procession, built by Mardi Gras Decorators, is entitled “Selene Through 20 Years.” Floats depict themes from the Krewe’s past parades like “This is How We Roll,”, “Selene Goes on Vacation,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow," etc. The Grand Marshals are the City of Slidell’s First Ladies, Mrs. Glenda Drennan, wife of Mayor Freddie Drennan, and Mrs. Dania Fandal, wife of Chief of Police Randy Fandal. A special float is dedicated to past royalty, Queens and Kings from the past 20 years.
Hand-made elaborately decorated purses are Selene’s signature throw, and parade-goers can also catch lighted star wands and a variety of specialty beads. Queen Selene XX and King Selene XX is chosen at the krewe's annual Coronation Ball (December 9, 2017).
Dedicated to community outreach year-round, the Krewe of Selene supports Ladies for Liberty by sending items to troops overseas, a food drive to support Second Harvest Food Bank, and Project Christmas, which helps local families in need.
LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER!