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Annual Events, Mardi Grass - Krewe of Tchefuncte
Boats, Floats, and Push Mows
on Louisiana's Northshore

More Local Mardi Gras Parades

The towns of St. Tammany Parish are filled with quirkiness, character and charm. During Carnival season, the community parades capture their personalities to the nth degree with floats, boats, and locals. See the show and explore the family fun across Louisiana's Northshore, just 40-minutes from New Orleans' French Quarter. 

Pearl River

Krewe of Pearl River Lions Club

Sunday, Feb. 9 at 1 pm
Walking Parade

This popular day parade is a whole-town celebration, with 12-15 floats, Pearl River High School's band, cheerleaders and clubs, as well as churches, civic groups, and families who just love a parade. Begins at Pearl River High School and continues south on Highway 41, turning left at the light onto Hwy. 11 and ending at the Pearl River Town Hall on Willis Alley. Founded in 1953, this krewe supports the Pearl River Lions Club charity, which provides eye care for qualifying individuals.


Krewe of Tchefuncte

Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1 pm 
Boat Parade

The colorful boats-only floating parade founded in 1973 cruises the Tchefuncte River, starting at Salty’s Marina, then heads downriver and turns around to dock on both the north and south sides of the Hwy 22 bridge. King Neptune’s Marching Society precedes the boat parade by marching down Water Street to the reviewing stand.

Abita Springs​

Abita Queen Bees at Abita Springs Push Mow Parade

Krewe of Push Mow

Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 pm
Walking Parade

Dozens of humorously themed homemade floats, many based on lawn equipment, take part in this rousing cruise through the heart of town. Lasts about an hour, finishing with an after-party disco at the Trailhead plaza. Prizes awarded for the kids' costume contest (12 and under). Starts at Abita Middle School down Main Street to Pine to Level; right turn before cafe onto Hickory, left on Main back to school. Roads leading into Abita Springs close about 1:30.


Krewe of Bush

Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 am
Float & Walking Parade

Fun parade of trucks, boats, floats, horses and ATV's held on the Saturday before Mardi Gras. Free for your krewe to ride, roll or walk - bring your own throws and line up by 8:30am. Paraders line-up at Bush Recreation Center on Hwy 41, parade travels from Bush Cowart, Watts Thomas Rd. and Hwy. 41 returning to the recreation center.


Krewe of Folsom

Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 2 pm
Float & Walking Parade

This eclectic krewe invites the public to participate in its parade of decorative floats, vintage vehicles, four wheelers, cars, trucks, horses, horse-drawn wagons, vintage tractors, and RV's. Starts and ends at Magnolia Park, 13296 LA-40 near Olive St., and follows to Cleveland, along Hwy. 25 to Jackson St. and back.


Krewe of Chahta - Lacombe Mardi Gras

Krewe of Chahta

Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 1 pm
Float Parade

Named for Chahta-Ima High School, which many of the founding members attended and which itself is named for St. Tammany’s founding father, Fr. Adrien Rouquette, is comprised of floats, cars, marching units, and horse groups. Starts at the Morocco Room and follows US 190 north to 17th Street, Fish Hatchery Rd., and ends at Lacombe Nursing Home. Founded in 1989.