Feb 5, 2024 - Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras parade

The Mardi Gras parade schedule was a little wonky, and someone may need to do something about That Tree, but New Orleans still turned out for a busy slate of parades this weekend.

What happened: From the French Quarter to the North Shore, the metro area was alive with glitter, costumes and joy, even if things got a little damp.

Take a glance at some of this weekend's parades below.

See the full parade schedule as we enter Deep Gras, the busiest days of the season.

Friday, Feb. 2: Cork, Cleopatra, Oshun

Patrick van Hoorebeek gestures toward the camera with an oversized wine goblet.
The Krewe of Cork's Royal King Patrick van Hoorebeek parades through the French Quarter on Feb. 2. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
A woman dressed like grapes waves at the camera.
All grapes, no wrath in the Krewe of Cork. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
A parade reveler dressed like a taxi cab/cabernet mashup.
Taxi cabernet, anyone? Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
French mime-dressed revelers parade in the French Quarter.
Oui do love this look. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
A scene shot of the Krewe of Cork parading in the French Quarter.
Krewe of Cork coming through. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
Dancers from the Sirens pose for the camera.
The Sirens march in Cleopatra. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
Women on decorated chaise lounges parade down the route.
The Chaissez Ladies rolled down the route for Cleopatra. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
A man smiles over his child's shoulder atop a parade ladder.
All smiles on the parade route. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
Two revelers pose for the camera on the parade route.
You say waiting on a parade. I say tailgating in sequins. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
A baton twirler smiles at the camera.
Baton twirling for Cleopatra. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
Five women in costume smile and pose for the camera.
All glammed up waiting on Oshun. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
Float riders toss trinkets from Cleopatra.
The ladies of Cleopatra. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images

Saturday, Feb. 3: Krewe of Freret

Juveile smiles from the top of a Mardi Gras float.
Juvenile riding a Juvenile float. Need we say more? Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
Boyfriend waves from a float.
Hi, Boyfriend! Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
A float rides down a wet parade route.
The Big Chief float hits the route. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images

Sunday: Barkus

A costumed parade-goers holds a pug, wearing hair curlers.
This pug had her hair and makeup done for the parade. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
A Chihuahua wears a wig while its owner holds it.
We didn't ask, but we assume the hair color is natural. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
NOPD chief Anne Kirkpatrick smiles at the camera as she walks the parade route with a mini pony.
NOPD Chief Anne Kirkpatrick led Barkus with Patch, the department's new mini-horse. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
A bulldog smiles with its owner on a parade float.
Barkus' theme was "Pawsitiviely Pink," an ode to Barbie. But this dog is just Ken. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
A woman holds a glass of champagne and pets her dog. Both wear crowns.
All dogs are royalty. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
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