Weekend Parade Outlook, Pics from Krewe du Vieux

Last Saturday night (January 19), the Krewe du Vieux rang in the Mardi Gras season, rolling through the French Quarter and the Marigny in all its gaudy grandeur. Photographer Kim Welsh caught the salacious spectacle. Check out her shots from the (in)appropriately themed Krewe du Vieux Comes Early below.

This weekend 17 parades will roll throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area. Here’s a quick look at the schedule:

Date and KreweLocationTime
Friday, January 25
Krewe of OshunUptown6:00pm
Krewe of CleopatraUptown6:30pm
Saturday, January 26
The Mystic Knights of AdonisWest Bank11:45am
Krewe of BilgeSlidellNoon
Krewe of PontchartrainUptown1:00pm
Krewe of ChoctawUptownFollows Pontchartrain
'tit RexMarigny5:00pm
Knights of SpartaUptown6:00pm
Krewe of PygmalionUptown6:45pm
Krewe of Mona Lisa and MoonPieSlidell7:00pm
Krewe of ChewbacchusMarigny8:00pm
Sunday, January 27
Krewe of CarrolltonUptownNoon
Krewe of PerseusSlidell1:00pm
Krewe of King Arthur and MerlinUptown1:15pm
Krewe of BarkusFrench Quarter2:00pm
Krewe of DionysusSlidell2:00pm
Krewe of ThorMetairie2:00pm

Krewe du Vieux, 2013, Mardi Gras, Kim Welsh, photo

Krewe du Vieux 2013 (photo: Kim Welsh)

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All photos courtesy of Kim Welsh. See more shots from the New Orleans music scene on OffBeat’s Flickr page.