Mar 022019
 

The There’s No Place Like Home depicts New Orleans as one of the dream destinations. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Morpheus rolled with the theme “Dream Destinations” on Friday, March 1. Morpheus, named from the Greek god of dreams, celebrates illusion and fantasy.

A rider on the captains and officers’ float scans the crowd. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 022019
 

Krewe D’Etat’s Dictator waves to his subjects during Friday’s parade on St. Charles Avenue. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Friday, Krewe D’Etat rolled with the theme “Paging Dr. Etat,” taking their usual satirical stabs at national and local cultural and political topics. These included the expansion of Louis Armstrong Airport and the growing field of Democratic candidates for president in the 2020 election.

The ImpoPence float mocks Vice President Mike Pence. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 022019
 

St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church presents its 25th Annual Jazz Service, an Uptown Mardi Gras tradition led by Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band.

All are invited to this one-of-a-kind worship service at 9 a.m. and the following king cake reception this Sunday, March 3, at the church, 7100 St. Charles Ave. at Broadway. This is a free community event.

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Mar 022019
 

People cheer for beads from Hermes’ tile float “Court Music of Louis XIV” rolls down St. Charles Avenue on Friday, March 2. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Friday, the Mystic Krewe of Hermes gave the city the first of three parades to roll on the Uptown route. The krewe paraded with the theme “Court Music of Louis XIV.”

The masked captain of Hermes leads the krewe down St. Charles Avenue on Friday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 022019
 

With a 20 percent chance of rain, there’s a chance the Krewe of Iris’ special relationship with the goddess of the skies will keep riders and revelers dry along the parade route today. The National Weather Service on Friday also predicted a high near 75 and a calm wind, meaning the throws will fly freely toward their intended targets.

The Krewe of Iris rolls on St. Charles Avenue in 2018. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 012019
 

People reach for throws from the “Shame” float during the Krewe of Muses parade on Thursday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 012019
 

Riders on the Jesters float wave to the crowd during the Krewe of Babylon on Thursday, Feb. 28. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

After a two-hour delay because of a steady downpour that canceled the Krewe of Chaos parade, Babylon took to the streets for its 80th anniversary parade. It started in the rain, but the strength of the parade caused the skies to clear.

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Mar 012019
 

There’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, about 30 percent before 11 p.m., the National Weather Service predicts, with a low around 64 degrees. It’s looking a little better than other parade nights this week, so Hermes, d’Etat and Morpheus are expected to roll on time.

For updates, see the city’s parade tracker. You can also text MARDIGRAS to 888777 to get updates on your phone. Descriptions and route maps for tonight’s parades are below. Plus you can find need-to-know parade day information here and parking and transportation information here.

The Krewe of Hermes rolls on Magazine Street in 2018. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 282019
 

The crowd on Magazine Street for the Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The city has announced changes to tonight’s parade schedule. The rain in the forecast has forced the city to delay the three evening parades. Babylon, Chaos and Muses will now roll later than originally scheduled: Babylon at 7, followed by Chaos and Muses.

The National Weather Service reports that an unsettled flow pattern from the west will bring rain and some storms in the New Orleans area throughout the next few days. Showers and thunderstorms are expected for the remainder of this evening.

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Feb 282019
 

The Krewe of Nyx rolls on Magazine Street on Wednesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Nyx rolled with 44 floats on the Uptown parade route on Wednesday night, avoiding most of the rain and showering Uptown in a sea of pink beads, toys and purses.

The Krewe of Nyx “Paris” float rolls on Magazine Street on Wednesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 282019
 

The Krewe of Ancients Druids roll on Magazine Street on Wednesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Despite a brief downpour as the parade started, the Krewe of Ancient Druids kicked off the second weekend of parades on the Uptown route with a theme of “Druids Fly.”

The Krewe of Ancients Druids “Fly Paper” float rolls on Magazine Street on Wednesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 272019
 

The final week of the Carnival season opens with the Ancient Druids, a highly secretive all-male krewe that presents a parade with old-line elegance, and the Krewe of Nyx, an exuberant all-female krewe that has grown exponentially to become the newest superkrewe. The two krewes are known for taking jabs at each other with their floats.

The parades follow the same route, starting on Jefferson and Magazine and turning on Napoleon before rolling on St. Charles Avenue into the CBD. See the route map below.

The National Weather Service gives Wednesday evening a 30 percent chance of showers, with a low around 64 degrees. For updates on the parades, see the city’s parade tracker. For need-to-know parade day information, see here.  For parking and transportation information, see here.

The Druids roll on Magazine Street in 2018. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 252019
 

The Krewe of Carrollton rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Sunday morning, throwing signature shrimp boots that delighted parade-goers. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Carrollton explored the “Treasures of the Sea” on Saturday morning as their parade rolled on the Uptown route.

A rider in the Krewe of Carrollton taunts the Napoleon Avenue crowd with a shrimp boot on Sunday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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