Man Alive!!! I swear I was still throwing cups and beads in my dreams last night! Wow! We had a blast yesterday riding in the Highland Parade and the weather was PERFECT for it! There were huge crowds and they were ready for some fun! Hopefully everyone got their hands on a K945 cup or set of beads!

With that being said, Fat Tuesday is tomorrow and with that comes the closing ceremonies of this year's Mardi Gras season. It's been fantastic and I'm truly honored to have served as royalty for the Krewe of Atlas. It has been an amazing experience and we love our Krewe family! Thank you, thank you, thank you for letting us (Keith and I) represent you as the Duke and Duchess of Lagniappe Atlas IV! With that being said, I'm sure you want the details on the final parade of the year and the scoop for tomorrow. Read on dear friends, read on! Captain of Captains Doug Kochenderfer has (as always) provided us with the 411! He's also given us some of the dates for next year's season so get out your calendar and start saving the dates! Plus, if you'd like to learn more about joining a Krewe (Atlas, maybe? :)) feel free to reach out!



21st Tues., Krewe of Aesclepius Fat Tuesday parade, Pierre Bossier Mall, Parade rolls at

7:00 PM.  Lineup at 5:00 PM.  Each local Krewe can enter one Float free of charge and

Others for a nominal cost of $45.00.  For more information contact Jim Thomas

Parade Marshall at 318-222-8054 or 318-469-9832.

21st Tues., Krewe of Aesclepius Bridge Closing Ceremony, Midnight, Texas Street Bridge.

The Upstate gathering will be held at the Centaur Events Building following the parade and

Folks will move up to the Texas Street Bridge before the bridge closing.


5th Sat.,    Krewe of Harambee White Linen/Wine Tasting Party, Randell T. Moore Center,

6:00 PM, Music by Jazz Combo; D.J., Dress is Finest White, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres,

Silent Auction, Complimentary Wine, Admission $20.00.  Info number is




11th Sat.,    Krewe Les Femmes Mystique

17th Fri., Krewe of Justinian Coronation, Sam’s Town

18th Sat.,    Krewe of Artemis Coronation, 7:00 PM, CAC Building Springhill LA


22nd Sat.,    Krewe of Aesclepius Coronation, tentative


20th Sat.,    Krewe of Atlas Coronation



4th Fri.,     Royalty Mixer, assumed

5th Sat.,    12th Night Celebration

11th Fri.,     Krewe of Elders Grand Bal, actual date

11th Fri.,     Krewe of Sobek Grand Bal, Riverview Hall

12th Sat.,    Krewe of Aesclepius Grand Bal, actual date

12th Sat.,    Krewe of Artemis Grand Bal, 6:30 PM, Civic Center Springhill, LA

18th Fri.,     Krewe of Justinian Grand Bal, actual date

19th Sat.,    Krewe Les Femmes Mystique, tentative date

19th Sat.,    Krewe of Centaur Grand Bal, actual date

25th Fri.,     Krewe of Atlas Grand Bal V, actual date

26th Sat.,    Springhill Main street Mardi Gras Parade, 1:00 PM.

26th Sat.,    Krewe of Gemini Grand Bal, assumed date


1st Fri.,     Krewe of Centaur Float Loading, assumed date

2nd Sat.,    Krewe of Centaur Parade, actual date

3rd Sun.,   Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade, actual date

10th Fri.,     Krewe of Highland Bal, traditional date

10th Fri.,     Krewe of Gemini Float Loading, traditional date

11th Sat.,    Krewe of Gemini Parade, traditional date

11th Sat.,    Krewe of Dionysos Parade, traditional date

11th Sat.,    Krewe of Harambee Bal, traditional date

10th Sun.,   Krewe of Highland Parade, traditional date

12th Tues., Krewe of Aesclepius Children’s Parade, traditional date

12th Tues., Fat Tuesday Bridge Closing Ceremony