Endymion parade shifts from Saturday to Sunday following Bacchus

Strong thunderstorms and heavy rain accompanied by brisk wind gusts forecast for Saturday afternoon have forced the Krewe of Endymion to abandon its traditional route past thousands of fans that were expected to pack sidewalks and neutral grounds along Orleans and Carrollton avenues and Canal Street, and shift to a Sunday night roll on the Uptown route.

The huge Mardi Gras parade that usually attracts more than a million viewers along its Mid-City route will follow a second superkrewe, Bacchus, according to Dan Kelly, president of Endymion.