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 parades roll on February 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th and 21st. Mardi Gras 2020 is Tuesday, February 25th.
All parades will officially start on Pontchartrain Drive at Spartan Drive. Mardi Gras crews WILL NOT begin throwing beads, etc., until Pontchartrain Drive, so please do not set up or park along Spartan Drive. On parade days, visit the Slidell Police Department's Facebook page for live updates and video feed.
Saturday, FEB 8
Krewe of Bilge – 12 PM
Theme: Fun Vacations
Boat parade founded in 1978 by Eden Isles subdivision residents who costumed and decorated their boats to parade along the canals, this krewe now boasts over 400 members. Starts at Marina Café on Harbor Dr. and Robin's Dockside Wharf. Visit website for complete route.
Krewe of Poseidon - 6 PM
Theme: Louisiana Saturday Night
This co-ed krewe was founded in 2015 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. 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.
Sunday, FEB 9
Krewe of Slidellians – 1 PM
Theme: Birds of a Feather
Founded in 1947, the Slidell Women's Civic Club was formed to foster social, cultural, civic welfare and community service in eastern St. Tammany Parish. The parade 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.
Mystic Krewe of Perseus – 1:30 PM
Theme: 50th Golden Jubilee
Founded in 1970, Perseus hosts a thirteen-float parade with riders donning his or her own handmade costume. The Krewe’s 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 15
Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne – 10 AM
Theme: Bad to the Bone
Slidell’s Krewe for Canines donates any proceeds to its Olde Towne parade to various local animal-loving non-profit organizations. 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
Theme: A Perfect 10
This coed krewe 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. Starts in Fritchie Park.
Sunday, FEB 16
Krewe of Dionysus – 1 PM
Theme: Ain't There No More
The krewe's 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, turns north on Front St (Hwy 11), then east on Gause Blvd (Hwy 190) and heads towards I-10 to Kensington Blvd, ending at Rouse's.
Friday, FEB 21
Krewe of Selene – 6:30 PM
Theme: New Orleans Staycation
Founded in 1998, the all-women’s night parade features hand-made, elaborately decorated purses as its signature throw, lighted star wands and a variety of specialty beads. Follows the traditional Slidell parade route. Selene closes the Carnival parade season in Slidell. Dedicated to community outreach year-round, the Krewe of Selene supports Slidell Ladies for Liberty by sending items to troops overseas, running a food drive to support Second Harvest Food Bank, and organizting Project Christmas, which helps local families in need.
LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER!