Mandeville is the central spot in St. Tammany Parish, just moments off the Causeway (the 24-mile long bridge connecting the New Orleans area and Louisiana's Northshore). Family-friendly parades are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the crowds of the city.
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The Mande Milkshakers walking group heralds the return of Carnival season to the Northshore with a parade and party on the Twelfth Day of Christmas. The procession along the Mandeville lakefront starts at Jackson St. and ends at the Mandeville Trailhead for a free party featuring live music and performances, food and refreshments. Donors receive a wristband for Louisiana Seafood Pastalaya, King Cake and Abita Beer and root beer. The parade and party are free and open to the public. The philanthropic marching group has supported local organizations at hundreds of events, raising thousands for various charities.
This popular all-women's krewe founded in 1986 parades through the streets of Mandeville at night with over 400 members in elaborately decorated sweatshirts. The parade includes an annual competition of local and out-of-state marching bands, dozens of floats and lots of throws for a fun family night. Starts near the junction of Hwy 22 and US 190 and follows W. Causeway Approach above Monroe St., crosses 190 and ends on E. Causeway Appr.
This pup parade along the Mandeville lakefront features costumed dogs and their humans competing for prizes, a free concert (corner of Coffee and Carroll Streets), pet adoptions with local rescue groups, food and drinks, and fun activities for the whole family. Dozens of nonprofits, rescue organizations and vendors will exhibit, helping to raise awareness and critical funding for local and regional animal welfare organizations. Founded in 2020, the parade is sponsored by the City of Mandeville and Old Mandeville Business Association.
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