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  • With the help of concerned citizens and many local charity organizations, Mardi Gras krewes in Houma, LA recycle a large number of their beads and throws each year. This is a major benefit to the environment given that each individual Mardi Gras float may dispense tens of thousands of beads and other throws during a single parade.

 

 

 

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Mardi Gras 2018 is Tuesday, February 13th


Houma's Parades, Krewes & Mardi Gras Calendar

Benevolent and civic-minded krewe organizations are the heart and soul of most public Mardi Gras celebrations, and Houma is no exception. Boasting more than a dozen parades each year, Houma is the second largest Mardi Gras celebration in Louisiana. During the days leading up to Mardi Gras there may be multiple krewe-sponsored parades/events every day (midday, afternoon, and evening).

Each parade is filled with colorful floats, marching bands, cars, trucks, service organizations, costumed performers, and krewe members throwing literally tens of thousands of beads, coins, balls, novelties, and other throws.

In Houma, many locals gather throws during Mardi Gras and then gift them to their favorite charities, who in turn sell them back to local krewes for use in the next year’s Mardi Gras. In this way, money is earned for local charities and beads get recycled, reducing the need to manufacture more beads.

Crowds gather all along Houma's multiple parade routes to witness the spectacle and catch as many throws as possible. But if you are willing to pay a nominal entrance fee, the balcony at Mahoney’s Bar is centrally located and an excellent vantage point to watch the parades along the Westside Route.


2017 Houma, Louisiana Mardi Gras Calendar

1st Weekend

Friday, February 17, 2017

6.00pm
Krewe of Hercules

No route information provided.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

12.00pm
Krewe of Tee Caillou in Chauvin

No route information provided.


6.30pm
Krewe of Aquarius Parade

No route information provided.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

12.00pm
Krewe of Hyacinthians Parade

No route information provided.


Time: following Krewe of Hyacinthians

Krewe of Titans Parade

No route information provided.




2nd Weekend

Friday, February 24, 2017

6.30pm
Krewe of Aphrodite Parade


No route information provided.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

6.30pm
Krewe of Mardi Gras Parade

No route information provided.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

12.30pm
Krewe of Terreanians Parade

No route information provided.


2.00pm
Krewe of Montegut Parade

No route information provided.


LUNDI GRAS - Monday, February 27, 2017

6.30pm
Krewe of Cleopatra Parade

No route information provided.





MARDI GRAS DAY

FAT TUESDAY, February 28, 2016

11.00am
Krewe of Houmas Parade
Houma, LA

No route information provided.


Time: following Krewe of Houmas

Krewe of Kajuns Parade

No route information provided.


4.00pm
Krewe of Bonne Terre Parade

Houma, LA

No route information provided.



Houma Mardi Gras calendar information provided by the Houma Convention & Visitors Bureau.




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