Best Mardi Gras Parades in New Orleans

There are many Mardi Gras Parades in New Orleans. Some are old, some are new, some are super-krewes, some are old-line krewes. Here is a list of the favorite Mardi Gras Parades as listed by my family and friends. Poll:What is your favorite Mardi Gras Parade?Vote for one of the following:
  • Rex
  • Bacchus
  • Endymion
  • Zulu
  • Muses
  • Krewe D' Etat
  • Orpheus
  • Proteus
  • Phunny Phorty Phellows
  • Chaos
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  • 01 of 08
    ••• The Ambassador. (c)2007 Charlyn Chisholm

    Zulu always parades on Mardi Gras morning and is the first to roll every year with Mr. Big Stuff, The Ambassador, several other great characters.

  • 02 of 08
    ••• King Rex Float. (c)2007 Patricia Vincent

    Rex, it the King of Carnival. The Krewe of Rex rides on Mardi Gras morning.

  • The Krewe of Rex
  • See the photos of Rex
  • 03 of 08
    ••• The Krewe of Muses Shoe Float. (c)2007 Sharon Keating
    Krewe of Muses, an all women krewe has a giant shoe float instead of a Queen's float.
  • 04 of 08
    ••• Endymion Float. (c)2006 Sharon Keating

    The Krewe of Endymion is a Mid-City Super Krewe that always rides the Saturday before Mardi Gras

  • The Krewe of Endymion
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  • 05 of 08
    ••• Bacchus Rides!. (c)2006 Sharon Keating

    The Krewe of Bacchus is the Super Krewe that rolls on the Super Sunday before Mardi Gras.

  • The Krewe of Bacchus
  • Photos of Super Sunday
  • 06 of 08
    ••• Smokey Mary's Engine. (c)2007 Sharon Keating

    The Krewe Of Orpheus was founded recently by Harry Connick, Jr. and friends.

  • The Krewe of Orpheus
  • See the photos
  • 07 of 08
    ••• The Captian of Proteus. (c)2006 Sharon Keating

    The Krewe of Proteus is an old line parade

  • The Krewe of Proteus
  • 08 of 08
    ••• Krewe d'Etat. (c)2006 Patricia Vincent

    The always satirical Krewe D'Etat is a favorite that rolls on the Friday before Mardi Gras.

  • Krewe D'Etat
  • See the Photos