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 and Tropical Isle on Bourbon Street … we’ve got the Pontchartrain experience covered.
Krewe members can purchase tickets here during the Mardi Gras pre-season.
Krewe of Pontchartrain’s 46th Annual Coronation Ball
Chateau Golf & Country Club • 3600 Chateau Blvd. • Kenner, LA 70065
Thursday, February 4th, 2021 • 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 Midnight
Come celebrate the kick-off of the Krewe of Pontchartrain Mardi Gras experience at the 46th 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 The Mixed Nuts!
Tickets must be purchased separately to this event. Krewe members can purchase tickets here during the Mardi Gras pre-season.
Galatoire’s Restaurant • 209 Bourbon Street • Friday, February 5th, 2021, 11 a.m.
Continue the festivities with lunch at one of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants.
Tickets must be purchased separately to this event. Once they become available, Krewe members can purchase tickets here during the Mardi Gras pre-season.
“Balcony Beads” – Balcony Party at Johnny Whites’s Pub & Grill and Tropical Isle
Johnny White’s Pub and Grill • 718 Bourbon Street
Tropical Isle • 610 Bourbon Street
Friday, February 5th, 2021 • 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The party really gets started at these New Orleans landmarks. Hang out on balconies overlooking Bourbon Street throwing beads to the appreciative crowd.
This event is included in the price of your membership – but you’re going to want to buy some beads; purchase them here during the Mardi Gras pre-season!
Pre-Parade Breakfast – Morning of the Parade
Tipitina’s Uptown • Corner of Tchoupitoulas and Napoleon
Saturday, February 6th, 2021 • 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 46th Annual Krewe of Pontchartrain Parade
Mardi Gras’ Best Parade Route • Saturday, February 6th, 2021 • 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 – The Howlin’ Wolf
The Howlin’ Wolf • 907 St. Peter St. • Saturday, February 6th, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 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—but if you want extras for your non-member friends, purchase them here during the Mardi Gras pre-season!.