Krewe of Dionysus 2025 Mardi Gras Parade
    Dates: February 23, 2025
    Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: Starts near Fritchie Park at corner of Spartan & Pontchartrain Drives
    Address: Slidell, LA 70458

The Krewe of Dionysus celebrates their 40th year of rolling through the streets of Slidell with their parade on Sunday, February 23, 2025, at 1 p.m. This year's theme: "Back to the Beach."

As in years past, Dionysus--also known as Bacchus, the god of wine and inspired madness--will be throwing specialty Krewe logo and signature items, beads and doubloons from the Royal Escorts as they part the crowds for their King and Krewe.

The Krewe of Dionysus was founded in 1985 by a group of Northshore businessmen with the intention of bringing the first all-male Krewe to Slidell. The club's royalty is selected at the Coronation ball where the king and queen are chosen from the Krewe's maids and members of the King's Club.

The parade starts at the corner of Spartan Drive and Pontchartrain Drive (Hwy 11), then heads north on Pontchartrain Drive into the heart of Slidell passing many of Slidell’s staple businesses such as Ace Insurance, Castaway’s and the Southside Cafe. The parade route then quickly jogs north and continues up Front Street (Hwy 11) until it reaches Gause Boulevard, one of Slidell’s signature streets.
The parade then takes a turn east onto Gause Boulevard (Hwy 190) and heads towards the interstate (I-10), passing Slidell Memorial Hospital, Cross Gates Athletic Club followed by Copeland’s restaurant and The NOLA Southern Grille before terminating near the Midtown Square Shopping Center (Hobby Lobby and Office Depot).

Krewe of Dionysus 2025 Mardi Gras Parade
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  • Starts near Fritchie Park at corner of Spartan & Pontchartrain Drives
  • Free