When is the Zulu parade? Mardi Gras FAQs

When is the Zulu parade?
When is the Zulu parade? In this photo, Zulu rolls down St. Charles Avenue toward Canal Street in the New Orleans CBD Tuesday, February 9, 2016. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Question: When is the Zulu parade?

Answer: You have to get up earlier to catch Zulu. Zulu starts rolling at 8 a.m. on Mardi Gras, which in 2017 is Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The parade is hosted by the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, a prominent community organization of African-American men. The parade, however, is co-ed and open to riders of all races.

Zulu parade route

Complete 2017 parade schedule