Contact Us

504-561-5726 (Fax)

Mailing address
Krewe of Pontchartrain, Inc.
P.O. Box 56305
New Orleans, LA


The 2018 Krewe of Pontchartrain Parade will be held Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.


The Krewe of Pontchartrain Experience

The Krewe of Pontchartrain Mardi Gras experience is much more than just our terrific parade. The fun starts the Thursday before Mardi Gras season officially begins, and our activities continue through that Sunday. From the black-tie celebration of the Coronation Ball ... to the celebration luncheon at world-renowned Galatoire's restaurant ... to the Second Line parade down Bourbon Street ... to the Balcony Party at Johnny White's Bar on the corner of Bourbon and Orleans ... to the Captain's Coffee in a historic French Quarter courtyard... we've got the Pontchartrain experience covered.

Krewe of Pontchartrain’s 43rd Annual Coronation Ball

Chateau Country Club
3600 Chateau Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70065
Thursday, February 1st, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 12:00 Midnight

Come celebrate the kick-off of the Krewe of Pontchartrain Mardi Gras experience at the 43rd annual Coronation Ball. The evening begins with our tableau, where we present King and Queen Pontchartrain XL along with their court. Then, after a delicious buffet dinner, we dance the night away to the sounds of Jubilation!

You will need to purchase a ticket to this event. Call 504-561-5724 for tickets or for more information.

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Celebration Luncheon

Galatoire’s Restaurant
209 Bourbon Street
Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Continue the festivities with lunch at one of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants.

Tickets must be purchased separately to this event. Call 504-561-5724 for tickets or for more information.

Balcony Party

Johnny White’s Pub and Grill
718 Bourbon Street
Friday, February 2nd, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The party really gets started at this New Orleans landmark. Hang out on the balcony overlooking Bourbon Street throwing beads to the appreciative crowd.

(This event is included in the price of your membership)

Pre-Parade Breakfast – Morning of the Parade

Tipitina’s Uptown
Corner of Tchoupitoulas and Napoleon
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Let’s get ready to roll! We meet at world-famous Tipitina’s for breakfast, to put on our costumes, and to load and board the floats!

(This event is included in the price of your membership).

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Krewe of Pontchartrain Parade

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
1:00 p.m.

You're now in your costume on your float, rolling down Napoleon Avenue. The crowd is in a frenzy, screaming "Throw me something, Mister" and doing their best to convince you to throw them beads. You try to throw to everyone, but there are just too many people. You make the turn on to St. Charles Avenue. The band is playing, and the crowd is dancing to the music. You're throwing as fast as you can to the eager throngs of parade-goers, from kids on ladders to great-grandparents, all with arms raised and with one goal - to catch the beads you're throwing. You roll down St. Charles Avenue, through the Central Business District, and turn on to world-famous Canal Street, in the heart of the city, for an exciting finish to a fantastic ride.

After-Parade Party – Immediately following the Parade

Location: The Ugly Dog Saloon
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

After the ride, enjoy great food and an open bar while jammin’ to the sounds to our DJ. This is a great way to wind down after a thrilling ride down St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street.

(This event is included in the price of your membership).

Captain’s Coffee

French Quarter Courtyard
Sunday, February 4th, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Spend the morning in a courtyard in the historic French Quarter partaking in coffee and pastries.

(This event is included in the price of your membership).