Chahta, which began as an idea in 1989 among friends, will celebrate its 26th anniversary this year. Its name was chosen in honor of Chahta-Ima High School, where many of the founding members studied. Chahta's theme this year is "Spirit of the Wind."
- Did you see the parade? Share your photos and observations with other readers in the comment stream, below.
- Want to keep the party going? There are lots of parades to come, and we have compiled an easy-to-use guide to each one.
- Of course, parades aren't much fun if you are hungry or thirsty. To fix that problem, see the online restaurant guide and bar guide compiled by our staff critics. There's even a Mardi Gras healthy eating guide for those of you getting into the healthy-in-2016 groove.
- For a complete list of 2016 Mardi Gras season parades, check out MardiGras.com.