Sunday daytime parades to start an hour early, roll with floats only

The Krewe of Freret rolls Uptown Sunday, Feb. 3, 2018.

The Krewe of Freret rolls Uptown Sunday, Feb. 3, 2018.

Three of four Mardi Gras parades scheduled to roll Sunday (March 3) in New Orleans will begin an hour early due to the threat of thunderstorms, according to the city. Also, Okeanos, Mid-City and Thoth will roll with floats only -- no bands or walking groups.

The only Sunday parade that won’t see a change in start time is the Krewe of Bacchus, which -- as of now -- is still scheduled to roll at 5:15 p.m.

The parades with adjusted start times, as announced by the city-administered NOLA Ready Twitter account, are:

  • The Krewe of Okeanos, which was scheduled to run at 11 a.m. It has been rescheduled for 10 a.m.
  • The Krewe of Mid-City, which was set to run at 11:45 a.m. It was moved to 11.
  • The Krewe of Thoth, originally planned to start at noon, which will roll at 11.

All four parades roll along the Uptown route.

According the National Weather Service, a cold front is expected to move through the area late Sunday afternoon and early evening. In addition to cooler temperatures, it is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms to the area.

Correction: The headline on an earlier version of this story incorrectly said the Krewe of Bacchus start time had been changed. As of this writing, it has not.