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Zulu, Rex, Elks, and Crescent City

Tuesday, March 4, 2025 at 8:00 AM

Mardi Gras Day starts out with the Zulu parade. Characters such as 'Mr. Big Stuff' and the 'Witch Doctor' bequeath the most-prized golden coconuts to those who are truly lucky. Other throws include medallions, spears, and an abundance of stuffed animals and toys for the little ones. Following Zulu is 'King of Carnival' Rex, the oldest and most venerable Krewe in New Orleans. Founders of the Mardi Gras colors of purple (justice), green (faith) and gold (power), Rex reigns over Mardi Gras with beauty and generosity. Finishing up the day are the Truck Krewes of Elks and Crescent City.

For all of the Mardi Gras parades, you'll have a commanding comfortable view from our grandstand seating in the 500 block of St. Charles Avenue. Equipped with restroom and within easy access to downtown parking and to a large selection of food and beverages, the Royal Grandstand is available for all Orleans parades, from February 21, 2025 thru Mardi Gras Day.

Grandstand seating for the popular parades go quickly, so order today!