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.
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Celebrating 70 years, this popular day parade is a whole-town celebration. The parade features 12-15 floats, Pearl River High School band, cheerleaders and clubs, church and civic groups, and families who love a parade. Founded in 1953, this krewe supports the Pearl River Lions Club charity, which provides eye care for qualifying individuals. Begins at Pearl River High School, 39110 Rebel Ln, and continues south on Highway 41, turning left at the light onto Hwy. 11 and ending at the Pearl River Town Hall, 39460 Willis Alley.
The colorful boats-only parade celebrates 50 years of cruising the Tchefuncte River. Starts at Salty’s Marina, heads downriver and turns around to dock on both sides of the Hwy 22 bridge. King Neptune’s Marching Society precedes the boat parade by marching down Water Street to the reviewing stand. www.kreweoftchefuncte.com
Dozens of humorously themed homemade floats, many based on lawn equipment, take part in this rousing cruise through the heart of Abita Springs. The parade lasts about an hour, finishing with an after-party at the Trailhead. Viewers are encouraged to costume to compete for prizes. Starts at Abita Middle School. Roads leading into Abita Springs close 30 minutes prior to the parade. Parking is free but scarce, so viewers are encouraged to carpool or ride your bike into town via the Tammany Trace.
Fun parade of trucks, boats, floats, horses and ATVs held on the Saturday before Mardi Gras. Free for your krewe to ride, roll or walk, just bring your own throws and line up by 8:30 a.m. at the Bush Recreation Center on Hwy 41. The parade travels from Bush Cowart, Watts Thomas Rd. and Hwy. 41, returning to the recreation center.
This eclectic krewe rolls each year through the quaint town on Mardi Gras Day with decorative floats, vehicles, four wheelers, horses, horse-drawn wagons and more. The public is invited to participate. Starts at Railroad Avenue and ends at Highway 40.
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