There will be five Mardi Gras parades rolling through Thibodaux from Sunday until Fat Tuesday, so Thibodaux Police Chief Bryan Zeringue offered information on how to safely navigate the city during the festivities.
The names and times of the parades are as follows:
- Krewe of Shaka – Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
- Krewe of Ambrosia – Sunday at 2 p.m.
- Krewe of Cleophas – Sunday, Feb. 23 at 12:30 p.m.
- Krewe of Chronos – Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.
- Krewe of Ghana – Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.
All parades, except for the Krewe of Ghana, will follow the same route, according to Zeringue.
The routes will not have designated “Family Fun Zones,” but Peltier Park will be open to the public. Campers will not be allowed in that area, and glass containers are prohibited on city property, Zeringue wrote.
Zeringue provided the following list of safety tips:
- Don’t park along the posted routes, in front of driveways, fire hydrants or anywhere you would not normally be allowed to park.
- Lock your vehicle.
- Keep your children close, and don’t let them wander off. Be sure that they know to stay behind the parade barricades.
- Remember, the Neutral Ground, or median, is public property, and it is illegal to block off areas for private use.
- Glass containers are prohibited along parade routes.
- Don’t ever try to rush out into the middle of the parade route to grab beads.
- Travel together, communicate where you are going and try to designate a meeting spot with friends and family.