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The Krewe of Pontchartrain Mardi Gras experience is much more than just our terrific parade. The fun starts the Thursday before Mardi Gras season officially begins, and our activities continue through that Sunday. From the black-tie celebration of the Coronation Ball … to the celebration luncheon at world-renowned Galatoire’s restaurant … to the Second Line parade down Bourbon Street … to the Balcony Party at Johnny White’s Bar on the corner of Bourbon and Orleans … we’ve got the Pontchartrain experience covered.

Krewe of Pontchartrain’s 44th Annual Coronation Ball

Chateau Golf & Country Club  •  3600 Chateau Blvd.  •  Kenner, LA 70065
Thursday, February 21, 2019  •  7:00 p.m. – 12:00 Midnight

Come celebrate the kick-off of the Krewe of Pontchartrain Mardi Gras experience at the 44th annual Coronation Ball. The evening begins with our tableau, where we present King and Queen Pontchartrain along with their court. Then, after a delicious buffet dinner, we dance the night away to the sounds of Jubilation!

You will need to purchase a ticket to this event. Call (504) 655-9816 for tickets or for more information.

Celebration Luncheon

Galatoire’s Restaurant  •  209 Bourbon Street  •  Friday, February 22, 2019, Noon

Continue the festivities with lunch at one of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants.

Tickets must be purchased separately to this event. Call (504) 655-9816 for tickets or for more information.

Balcony Party at Johnny Whites’s Pub & Grill

Johnny White’s Pub and Grill  •  718 Bourbon Street
Friday, February 22, 2019  •  3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The party really gets started at this New Orleans landmark. Hang out on the balcony overlooking Bourbon Street throwing beads to the appreciative crowd.

(This event is included in the price of your membership)

Pre-Parade Breakfast – Morning of the Parade

Tipitina’s Uptown  •  Corner of Tchoupitoulas and Napoleon
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.  •  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Let’s get ready to roll! We meet at world-famous Tipitina’s for breakfast, to put on our costumes, and to load and board the floats!

(This event is included in the price of your membership).

The 44th Annual Krewe of Pontchartrain Parade

Mardi Gras’ Best Parade Route  • Saturday, February 23rd, 2019. •  1:00 p.m.

You’re now in your costume on your float, rolling down Napoleon Avenue. The crowd is in a frenzy, screaming “Throw me something, Mister” and doing their best to convince you to throw them beads. You try to throw to everyone, but there are just too many people. You make the turn on to St. Charles Avenue. The band is playing, and the crowd is dancing to the music. You’re throwing as fast as you can to the eager throngs of parade-goers, from kids on ladders to great-grandparents, all with arms raised and with one goal – to catch the beads you’re throwing. You roll down St. Charles Avenue, through the Central Business District, and turn on to world-famous Canal Street, in the heart of the city, for an exciting finish to a fantastic ride.

After-Parade Party –  Ugly Dog Saloon

The Ugly Dog Saloon  •  Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Immediately following the Parade)

After the ride, enjoy great food and an open bar while jammin’ to the sounds to our DJ. This is a great way to wind down after a thrilling ride down St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street.

(This event is included in the price of your membership).