Monday Road Trip * Bayou Mardi Gras

Welcome to another Monday in Louisiana! Today’s Road Trip takes you to the Mardi Gras : It might only be early February but the parades are already on the streets both large and small towns. We hit New Iberia’s Parade this Saturday for some family fun:

New Iberia was founded on the banks of Bayou Teche in 1779 by a group of Spaniards from Malaga. It is the only extant town in Louisiana to be founded by Spaniards during the Colonial Era. The Spanish pioneers called their town “Nueva Iberia” in consideration of their homeland. Their French neighbors along the Teche referred to the town as “Nouvelle Ibérie”.

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Bayou Mardi Gras

Downtown -New Iberia with 18 floats and seven high school bands, A great small town parade to enjoy with your family. Held last Saturday is one you don’t want to miss. Its always fun on the Bayou.

Krewe of Chewbaccchus : Science fiction

The 900-member Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is a Sci-Fi themed Mardi Gras parade, as well as a self-described satirical space cult. Chewbacchus consists of over 150 distinct subkrewes, each of which pays loving (and sometimes satirical) homage to the full spectrum of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and everything in between. Chewbacchus is a model of creative collaboration and has grown into a self-sustaining tradition.

The parade consists of roughly 100 contraptions which are either pushed, pedaled, or pulled and are built onto bicycles, homemade trailers, and shopping carts. Chewbacchus believes that green parades are the “Future of Revelry” and does not use internal combustion engines to power floats. The mad scientists who engineer the krewe’s contraptions have found clever ways to build amazing floats that don’t require petroleum products.

The Krewe of Chewbacchus also makes all of its own throws and has created hundreds of elaborately decorated bandoliers, bean bags, Frisbees, stuffed animals, and even developed a method for casting their own custom bead medallions. Was held this Saturday in New Orleans.

Krewe of Poseidon : Slidell H

This Saturday it roll down the street at 6:00 pm
Along Hwy 11 to Hwy 190 to Kensington Blvd.

What better name than “Poseidon” for a krewe in Slidell, a community surrounded by water. The co-ed Krewe of Poseidon, named after the Greek god of the sea, earthquakes and horses, has grown to be one of the largest krewes on the Northshore. They typically roll with over 600 riders and and nearly 30 floats, including super floats, tandems and doubles. Poseidon prides itself on offering keepsake throws, including tridents, medallion beads, footballs, doubloons and cups. Expect to catch lots of “light-ups.” When you attend the Krewe of Poseidon parade, you can expect to catch something out of the ordinary.

Along with being committed to fun, the Krewe of Poseidon is dedicated to supporting the Slidell community. They do so through the promotion of social interaction and philanthropy.

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