Krewe of Bilge Mardi Gras 2023 Boat Parade
    Dates: February 4, 2023
    Time: 12:00 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: Eden Isles and Clipper Estate Subdivisions
    Address: Slidell, LA 70458

The Krewe of Bilge will float through the neighborhoods of Eden Isles and Clipper Estates for its 45th annual Mardi Gras parade on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. The popular boat parade starts at 12:00 p.m. This year's theme is "Rolling Through the Decades."

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.

The boat parade starts at Marina Café on Harbor Dr. and ends The Dock. From the Marina Café, the parade passes through the marina basin past The Dock and then turns north and enters what is known as the "Clipper Canal." Then to Firehouse Canal boats travel north along the Eden Isles side of the canal to the East Eden Isles Blvd. bridge where it changes course. The parade then goes south retracing its route down the canal back toward Hwy 11 (Pontchartrain Blvd.) and to the West Eden Isles Blvd. bridge.

*Good spots for the public to see the parade and catch throws are The Dock off Lakeview Drive, along Highway 11 on the east side of the parade route at the Firehouse on Marina Drive.

Photos: Krewe of Bilge Facebook page

Krewe of Bilge Mardi Gras 2023 Boat Parade
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  • Eden Isles and Clipper Estate Subdivisions
  • Free