Carnival in Covington Parade & After Party

Downtown Covington

Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Tuesday, February 25, 2020




Covington’s big parade rolls Mardi Gras Day, Tuesday, February 25 at 10 a.m. from the start at the city’s Justice Center.

Pat Gallagher's 527, the Northshore’s famed chef, will be the Grand Marshal of Covington Lions Club Parade 2020, while Vince Vance & the Valiants will serve as the parade’s Celebrity Grand Marshal and musical guests! Joining Vince on his float will be Saints Superfans. How great is that!

Covington’s Mardi Gras Day parade is open to participation for all. And by “all” we mean you, your family, your bunch of friends, a civic group, club, your band, neighborhood, or business can join, to either walk or march, ride a truck float of your own making, a decorated vehicle or a traditional Mardi Gras float (available as an entire float, a partial float or an individual spot on a float.

But, you must sign up to lineup. The signup is super easy and online! The needed forms and all are here:

The after party starts when the parade ends, about noon at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street, and lasts until 4 p.m. Featured will be booty-shaking music by Vince Vance, dancing, traditional New Orleans second-lines, an array of tasty food, all kinds of beverages, activities for children, and much more.

The Carnival in Covington Lions Club Parade is supported and made possible by Covington Lions Club, Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, Abita Roasting Company - Covington, City of Covington, City of Covington - Office of Cultural Arts & Events, Mark Johnson, Cleco, Christwood Retirement Community, Covington Business Association, Louisiana Northshore, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, Brooks' Bike Shop, Southern Hotel ~ Covington, Louisiana, Brown Family Orthodontics, St. John Fools of Misrule, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co., St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Ochsner Medical Center, Covington Garage, Litchfield Cavo LLP, Dan Johnson, CPA, Pinecrest Memorial Gardens,Select Properties Ltd. of Metairie, Hern Krew and dozens of dedicated volunteers.

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