Irish Channel Parade set to roll on Saturday

It seems like the Carnival parades just passed by, and it’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish Channel Parade. On Saturday, March 16, cabbages, kisses and green bling will be flying along the parade route. The parade is scheduled for 1 p.m., starting after a noon Mass at St. Mary’s Assumption Church.

Photos: Orpheus uses its imagination

Orpheus was one of two parades to roll Monday. The krewe, founded by Harry Connick Jr. and Sr. in 1993, rolled with the theme “The Orpheus Imaginarium.” The parade featured celebrities like actor Mario Lopez, singer Trace Atkins and a few members of the New Orleans Saints – Marshon Lattimore, P.J. Williams, Michael Thomas and more.  

Rolling today: Zulu, Rex, truck parades

The sun is expected to shine over Mardi Gras, but costumes will need to an extra layer to ward off a chill. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures in the low 50s. Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club
One of the reasons the Zulu parade is so much fun to watch, even if you don’t catch a coconut, is that its riders express so much joy. The city’s premier Carnival organization founded by African-Americans, the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club has been parading since 1909. Its members include prominent politicians and business leaders, but the krewe is, as its website states, “the everyman club.”

Photos: Krewe D’Etat calls the doctor

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.

Photos: Babylon still magical after 80 years

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.