Lafcadio's Mardi Gras season parade set Saturday in French Quarter

Mardi Gras season fans and food lovers will be able to enjoy the Krewe of Lafcadio parade Saturday (Feb. 6) in the French Quarter. The procession begins at 2 p.m.

The krewe is named for Lafcadio Hearn, who wrote about New Orleans' culture, food and corruption in the late 1800s. The krewe's first parade was in 2012. Since then, wooden spoons have been the procession's signature throw.

Lafcadio Map

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