Catch Blue Jays Parading This Mardi Gras Season

Posted January 29, 2016 / Last updated May 26, 2016

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BlueJayBand_2013_Carrollton-08_1Parade-goers can watch and cheer on Blue Jays in five parades this Mardi Gras season. Jesuit’s MCJROTC, Blue Jay Marching Band, Blue Jay Jazz Band, Cheerleaders, and Jayettes will march and perform in Sparta, Carrollton, Hermes, Bacchus, and Mid-City parades. With much appreciation, parent volunteers accompany their Blue Jays along the route.

See the chart below for details. *Actual start times may vary.

Date Group Parade Start Time*
Saturday Jan. 30 MCJROTC Sparta 6 p.m.
Sunday Jan. 31 Blue Jay Marching Band, Jayettes, Cheerleaders Carrollton Noon
Friday Feb. 5 MCJROTC Hermes 6 p.m.
Sunday Feb. 7 Blue Jay Jazz Band Mid-City 11:45 a.m.
Sunday Feb. 7 Blue Jay Marching Band, Jayettes, Cheerleaders Bacchus 5:15 p.m.

Endymion Parade Parking – Saturday, Feb. 6

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jesuit will offer parking for parade goers on a first-come, first-served basis. Drivers should enter from Banks Street and will be directed to a spot from there. Parking is $20 (cash only) for the entire day, and the lots will be monitored by New Orleans Police Department officers. The $20 fee will also include access to a portable restroom on the premises.