BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Krewe of Orion will roll out at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. This is the 24th year the parade has traveled to Baton Rouge.

This year’s theme is “In Our Wildest Dreams.” Throws include medallions and the parade’s signature footballs. The route starts and ends near the Raising Cane’s River Center.

Tickets for the 2023 Masquerade are sold out, but ticket sales will open later this year for the 2024 Masquerade.

Krewe Mystique de la Capitale rolls out earlier in the day at 2 p.m.

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The Krewe of Orion will start at 6:30 p.m. on South River Road and go up to the River Road by the Capitol Annex. The parade will turn onto Third Street and then go down Fourth Street. From Fourth Street, the train will turn onto Main Street and go toward Ninth Street. It will turn onto Ninth and then turn again onto Laurel Street. The parade will head down Laurel Street until it turns down Sixth Street. The parade will go down Sixth Street and then turn right onto Convention Street. The parade will head down Convention Street and end back on South River Road.


There is a 30% chance of rain, and the day will be cold. The temperature is expected to reach the upper 50s.


Metered parking is available in the downtown area. Parking can also be found near the Raising Cane’s River Center.