Parades here start rolling Friday in Morgan City
Six Mardi Gras parades will be held in the Tri-City area in succession starting Friday.
The Krewe of Adonis will hold the first parade of the season and the area’s only nighttime procession at 7 p.m. Friday.
The krewe has decided to flip its route. This year the parade will start at Victor II Boulevard’s intersection with Myrtle Street and proceed down Victor II to Clothilde Street, Ninth Street, Marguerite Street, Sixth Street, Onstead Street, Federal Avenue and end at Brashear Avenue.
Next on tap is the Krewe of Dionysus’ parade on Saturday. This year’s parade will be held at 2 p.m. in Bayou Vista.
Participants will line up on the corner of Jupiter and Delmar streets, and the procession will turn right on Delmar to Venus, Saturn, Southeast Boulevard, Canal Street, Teche Road, Fairmont, back to Southeast and turn right onto Belleview and proceed to its starting point on Jupiter Street where it will disband.
The women’s Krewe of Galatea will hold its annual parade at 2 p.m. Sunday in Morgan City.
The procession will organize on Second Street under the U.S. 90 Grizzaffi Bridge and proceed north to Onstead Street, Sixth Street, Marguerite Street (where a toast will take place at the reviewing stand), Ninth Street, Clothilde Street and Victor II Boulevard, ending at the auditorium.
The Krewe of Amani will hold its Lundi Gras parade at 2 p.m. Monday.
The procession will line up at Patterson High School and proceed down La. 182 (Main Street) and end at the Place Norman Shopping Center. Anyone interested in parading with the krewe should call 985-395-5583. The fee is $25 per entry and a driver’s license with proof of insurance is required.
Two local parades will be held simultaneously on Fat Tuesday to bring a close to the local carnival season.
The Krewe of Hephaestus will parade at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Morgan City.
Participants will organize at the corner of Sixth and Sycamore streets in Morgan City, proceed down Sixth Street to Marguerite Street, Ninth Street, Clothilde Street, and Victor II Boulevard, ending at the auditorium.
The Siracusa/Greenwood Mardi Gras Community Parade will also be held at 2 p.m. Fat Tuesday in the Siracusa Subdivision near Morgan City.
Participants will line up on Siracusa Road at 1 p.m. and proceed to James Street and Grace Street before ending at the Siracusaville Recreation Center.
Anyone wishing to participate in the community parade or for information should call Leroy Trim or Kimberlin Frank at 385-4224, or Mary Jones at 519-6971.