Take Part in a Good Old Fashioned Walking Mardi Gras Parade
Generally when you think of Mardi Gras parades, you think of big floats with people throwing beads. However, on Fat Tuesday, you can take part in a traditional New Orleans style walking parade in downtown Shreveport!
Join other Mardi Gras revelers Mardi Gras evening, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:30pm. The 2nd Annual Fat Tuesday in Shreve Town Walking Parade will leave from the front of the historic Shreveport Municipal Auditorium.
Organizer Cynthia Keith describes it as a parade as being in the tradition of a New Orleans Jazz Funeral procession. Here's what the invitation says:
Come dressed for a wild and wacky time on Fat Tuesday, Feb 13th, you ARE the parade! The free half mile parade includes 6 interactive stops that you will be a part of.
We’ll meet at 6:30pm and dance our way into the Oakland Cemetery in the tradition of a New Orleans Jazz Funeral procession at 7pm. We’ll honor those that never had a funeral, those that died from the Yellow Fever epidemic. Enjoy a dramatic role-play and interpretive dance in the new gazebo, then onto the Yellow Fever Mound for a blessing of the mass grave.
Other interactive stops include the Ogilvie Weiner Mansion to hear its history and enjoy a recreation of a song from a famous personality that once played in its upscale Florentine Nightclub and the Logan Mansion for a brief history and special Mardi Gras throws tossed from its balcony. The walking parade continues through the parking lot between Austen Place and the Municipal with a few more presentations along the way including a flash mob you won’t want to miss. The event winds up at Minicine Event Venue at 846 Texas Avenue to enjoy Karaoke, a little Voodoo, with yellow edibles and beverages.