Participate in the 2015 Mardi Gras Parade!

Astropop's parade floatTuesday, February 17 is the date for the 16th Annual Clarendon-Courthouse Mardi Gras Parade! Our Mardi Gras parade is the largest in the DC area–last year, we had 50 organizations register–but sadly the weather in 2014 was darned uncooperative. We’re expecting a fine evening in 2015. As usual, the parade will start at 8pm.

The Clarendon Courthouse Mardi Gras Parade is a family-friendly event, and it’s big fun. Thousands of local residents and visitors will line the parade route along Wilson Boulevard from North Barton Street to Washington Boulevard. Participating in the parade is a great way to have fun–participants can wear masks, dress completely inappropriately, and throw stuff at people. What’s not to like? And it also happens to be a wonderful and inexpensive way to showcase your group, business, musical talents or whatever else, to cheering throngs).

The pre-parade party will start, as it always does, at Bayou Bakery; this year, they are taking the party outside from 6-9 pm, so be sure to stop by for the fun.

To register to participate in the parade or to purchase Mardi Gras beads, click here. If you have time to volunteer as a parade marshal, click here.  The Parade registration deadline is Monday, February 9th.  Bead orders must be submitted by Monday, February 2nd.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on February 17!  Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Mardi Gras 2015 will be February 17!

Astropop's parade floatThe Clarendon-Courthouse Mardi Gras Parade is scheduled for Fat Tuesday, February 17, 2015.  We had roughly 50 entries last year, but heavy snowfalls on Fat Tuesday, and on St. Patrick’s Day, forced the cancellation of the event. (See the posts below). Last year’s parade entrantswill be able to register for the 2015 parade at no charge, and we will be delighted to have you back–and hopefully with better weather!

We are working to add some new elements to the parade right now–and as soon as we confirm our new plans with the various authorities, we will keep you up to date on the latest news..Stand by for a minute…we think this parade might be the best one yet.