Mardi Gras Parades in
St. Tammany Parish
Mardi Gras this year is February 16, but the beloved holiday will not be observed with parades in 2021. After consulting with St. Tammany Parish health officials, first responders, and local mayors, St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper has announced that the 2021 Mardi Gras Parades will not roll in St. Tammany. Read the full announcement.
However, several special events are planned across the parish, including parades where the floats don't move in Covington, Abita Springs and Slidell, a hunt for a special throw in Mandeville, a fun walk/run & costume contest, and a variety of other virtual and outdoor events you'll find on our Event Calendar.
Around the world, Louisiana is known for Mardi Gras and the parades and parties that accompany the occasion. The Carnival momentum kicks off on January 6, (known as the Twelfth Night) and continues through February 20, 2021, the Sunday after Mardi Gras Day. The parades on Louisiana's Northshore are "Gee-rated" with an emphasis on family-fun entertainment. Parade-goers participate in the celebration by dressing in costume to match the Krewe's chosen theme (or creating one of their own.) It's Mardi Gras! Catch the spirit and you'll score some throws.