The Krewe of Orion’s 17th annual Mardi Gras parade will roll in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. The parade theme for 2017 is “It’s Good to be the King”.

Parade goers will be treated to a line of exciting, colorful traditional lighted and tractor-pulled floats. Following the parade theme, “It’s Good to be the King”, floats will be decorated to depict a well known “king”.  On the floats, masked and costumed riders will throw plenty of themed parade medallions, Krewe of Orion signature footballs, cups, plush items, Orion doubloons, lighted throws, and beads. Marching bands and riding and marching units will be among the great sights and sounds at this wonderful family-oriented parade.

You can download the full size route here.