Saturday rain threat juggles North Shore parade schedule

Slidell's Mystic Krewe of Titans is moving from Saturday night (Feb. 23) to Sunday due to the threat of rain on Saturday.

Slidell's Mystic Krewe of Titans is moving from Saturday night (Feb. 23) to Sunday due to the threat of rain on Saturday.

The forecast of dicey weather on Saturday (Feb. 23) has prompted two North Shore parades to reschedule to Sunday.

In Slidell, the Mystic Krewe of Titans will move from Saturday night to 5 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 24), the city and police department said.

In Abita Springs, the Push Mow parade will move from its usual Saturday morning start to 1 p.m. Sunday, parade representatives said.

Slidell’s Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne, a walking parade for dogs, will go on as scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, a krewe spokeswoman said.

In Covington, Mayor Mike Cooper said at this time there are no changes to the start time of the Krewe of Olympia, although officials are closely monitoring weather forecasts. Olympia is scheduled to roll at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Juggling Titans’ parade date will also mean a change for the Krewe of Dionysus in Slidell on Sunday. Dionysus will start an hour later, moving from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Dionysus and Titans will take the traditional Slidell route, beginning at Pontchartrain and Spartan drives and ending at Gause and Kensington boulevards. The Slidell Police Department said the route will remain closed to vehicles between the parades.

The Push Mow parade in Abita Springs has moved from Saturday (Feb. 23) to Sunday due to the threat of rain on Saturday.

The Push Mow parade in Abita Springs has moved from Saturday (Feb. 23) to Sunday due to the threat of rain on Saturday.