A crawfish-themed float in the Krewe of Eve Mardi Gras parade
It's Carnival Time
on The Northshore
Kevin Garrett

Northshore Parades:
Mardi Gras 2024
in St. Tammany

Around the world, Louisiana is known for Mardi Gras and the parades and parties that accompany the occasion. The Carnival momentum kicks off on January 6, (known as Three Kings Day, or Twelfth Night or the Epiphany) and continues through the Sunday after Mardi Gras Day with two fun dog parades. The Northshore parades are "Gee-rated" with an emphasis on family-fun entertainment. Parade-goers participate in the celebration by dressing in costume to match the Krewe's chosen theme (or creating one of their own.) It's Mardi Gras! Check out the Northshore parade schedule, catch the spirit and you'll score some throws at parades in Slidell, Covington, Mandeville and other local communities on The Northshore.

Celebrate Carnival in the place where free, family-fun memories are made on Louisiana Northshore.

St. Tammany Parish bakeries and restaurants serve up their version of King Cake in a multitude of creative ways.

Plan a day to get away while in New Orleans, and experience Louisiana's hidden gem.