Parades by the Covington Lions Club and the Mystic Krewe of Covington are followed by “Carnival in Covington,” a party at the Trailhead with live music, food and entertainment on the theme “Celebrating 60 Years.” The Grand Marshal is Saints player Michael Lewis.
Features traditional Mardi Gras floats, antique car clubs, multiple family vehicles, Saints Super Fans, marching groups and plentiful Mardi Gras throws. The Ride of the Brotherhood on motorcycles, the Shriners in buggies and horses from Angel’s Grove Ranch and Horse Rescue will surely dazzle the crowd. Multiple dance groups will march.
Parades are 10am to 12pm and party,12-3pm. The Covington Lions Club has brought the celebration of Mardi Gras to downtown Covington since 1959. Follows the same route as the Krewe of Olympia. Founded in 1951 by the Knights of Columbus, the Mystic Krewe of Covington was once called the “Krewe of KaaCee.”
Photos: Dan Cobb, St. John Fools of Misrule; City of Covington/Carnival in Covington Facebook page