2024 Mid City Gras parade: What you need to know about parking, route, restrooms

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Mid-City nonprofit organization has returned for another year to celebrate the carnival season.

Mid-City Gras is scheduled to roll out at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, on North Boulevard. This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Squirrel,” according to Leslie Gilliland, vice president of Mid City Gras Inc.

The organization’s first parade took place in 2018. In 2021, they hosted a “reverse parade” where residents decorated their homes and handed out throws so people could still enjoy Mardi Gras.

Parade route

The parade route begins at the intersection of North Boulevard and 19th Street and continues straight down North Boulevard until it reaches Baton Rouge Community College.

Where to park and find toilets

Gilliland said parking is available on side streets north and south of North Boulevard.

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Portable toilets will be placed along the route. Four will be at the corner of 18th Street and North Boulevard and two at the corner of South Foster and North Boulevard, according to Gilliland.

Weather forecast

Sunday’s weather forecast calls for a high of 67 with some rain. Gilliland the krewe will roll, rain or shine.

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