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Costumed marchers dance on Oak Street during Mid-Summer Mardi Gras in 2011. (Sabree Hill, file photo)

Mid-Summer Mardi Gras XXXIII is coming to the sweltering streets of the Carrollton neighborhood on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The Krewe of OAK and a slew of subkrewes, both satirical and saucy, begin and end their parade at the Maple Leaf on Oak Street. From Oak, it heads up Carrollton Avenue to Palmer Park, where the revelers stop for an hour or so to dance to brass band music.

The event starts with a balcony ceremony at the Maple Leaf, 8316 Oak St., at 7 p.m. At 7:30, King Robustus XXXIII and Queen Anne will lead the bands and costumed revelers to Palmer Park. At about 9:15, the parade will head back to Oak Street via Carrollton.

The theme of this year’s parade is “Wild in the Wetlands.”

Parking and traffic in the Leonidas and Carrollton neighborhoods will be affected. For blocked driveways or other parking concerns, call 504-658-8100.

The parade route is below:

START: Oak and Joliet Streets
Proceed down Oak Street
Left on S. Carrollton Avenue
Left into Palmer Park
Proceed up S. Carrollton Avenue
Right on Oak Street
END: Oak and Dante Streets

The Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade begins and ends on Oak Street, traverses Carrollton Avenue and stops in Palmer Park. (

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