New Orleans knows how to have a good time especially when it comes to Mardi Gras. This year not only will the city celebrate Mardi Gras in the traditional way with parades and all-night celebrations, but it will also bring back a celebration that was started during the pandemic.

The Krewe of House Floats is returning to New Orleans for the 2022 Mardi Gras season.

The Krewe of House Floats was a response to the canceled 2021 Mardi Gras season due to the pandemic. Last year they were around 3,000 participants who decorated their homes so that people could enjoy a little bit of the Mardi Gras festivities. While there are only 1,000 house floats this year that are participating in the Krewe of House Floats, organizers are still excited about the project and hope that it still brings joy to those around the city.

Krewe of House Floats founder Megan Boudreaux said, "Long-term, we're planning how we can best coexist with existing Mardi Gras traditions and find our niche so we can continue for many years to come."

Boudreaux hopes the Krewe of House Floats will raise at least $50,000 for the Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans via its Giving Fund.

The map with the locations of all of the house floats will be released on Feb 1, 2022.

However, in the meantime, if you are looking to get in the Mardi Gras spirit then you can tune into “Mardi Gras For Y’All” on January 13, 2022, at 7 pm. This celebration will feature all the amazing things we love about New Orleans and Mardi Gras. It will be complete with performances from artists, parades, chefs, and will allow you to get in the Mardi Gras spirit no matter where you live.

New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
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Just in case you are now thinking of making a trip to New Orleans to experience my favorite season, here is a list of the 2022 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule in New Orleans:
FRIDAY, Feb 11, 2022:

French Quarter-  Krewe Bohème
SATURDAY, Feb 12, 2022:

French Quarter-
Krewe du Vieux
krewedelusion

SUNDAY, Feb 13, 2022:

Metairie- Krewe of Little Rascals

FRIDAY, Feb 18, 2022:

French Quarter-
Krewe of Cork
Metairie-
Krewe of Excalibur
Krewe of Symphony
Uptown New Orleans-
Krewe of Oshun
Krewe of Cleopatra
Krewe of Alla

SATURDAY, Feb 19, 2022:

Metairie-
Magical Krewe of Mad Hatters
Krewe of Centurions
Uptown New Orleans-
Krewe of Pontchartrain
Krewe of Choctaw
Krewe of Freret
Knights of Sparta
Krewe of Pygmalion

SUNDAY, Feb 20, 2022:

French Quarter-
Krewe of Barkus
Metairie-
Krewe of Atlas
Uptown New Orleans-
The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale
Krewe of Carrollton
Krewe of King Arthur

WEDNESDAY, Feb 23, 2022:

Uptown New Orleans-
Krewe of Druids
Krewe of Nyx
THURSDAY, Feb 24, 2022:

Uptown New Orleans-
Knights of Babylon
Knights of Chaos
Krewe of Muses
FRIDAY, Feb 25, 2022:

French Quarter-
Krewe of Bosom Buddies
Uptown New Orleans-
Krewe of Hermes
Krewe d'Etat
Krewe of Morpheus

SATURDAY, Feb 26, 2022:

Uptown New Orleans-
Krewe of Iris
Krewe of Tucks

Mid-City-
Krewe of Endymion
Kenner-
Krewe of Isis
SUNDAY, Feb 27, 2022:

Metairie-
Krewe of Athena
Uptown New Orleans-
Krewe of Okeanos
Krewe of Mid-City
Krewe of Thoth
Krewe of Bacchus
MONDAY, Feb 28, 2022, LUNDI GRAS:

Uptown New Orleans-
Krewe of Proteus
Krewe of Orpheus
TUESDAY, Mar 1, 2022, MARDI GRAS DAY:

Metairie-
Krewe of Argus
Krewe of Elks Jefferson
Krewe of Jefferson
Uptown New Orleans-
Krewe of Zulu
Krewe of Rex
Krewe of Elks Orleans
Krewe of Crescent City

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