Thibodaux Mardi Gras 2022 Parade Routes, Safety Tips

THIBODAUX, La. (BRPROUD) — It’s almost time to let the good times roll in Thibodaux! Police Chief Byran Zeringue shares this year’s parade route schedule as well as safety tips.

Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

  • Krewe of Shaka – February 20 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Krewe of Ambrosia – February 20 at 2 p.m.
  • Krewe of Cleophas – February 27 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Krewe of Chronos – February 27 immediately after Cleophas
  • Krewe of Ghana – March 1 at 1 p.m.

Parade routes

the Krewe’s of Shaka, Ambrosia, Cleophas & Chronos will all begin and end at Nicholls State University. Parades will begin on Audubon Ave. at Afton St. heading north. Turn left on Menard St. heading west. Turn right on Canal Blvd. north to W.2nd St., then turn left on W.2nd St. Continue on La.1 to Jackson St. South on Jackson St. merging with Canal Blvd. U-turn at the first intersection with Canal Blvd. headed north on Canal Blvd. Turn right on Gerald T. Peltier. Turn left on Bayou Ln. headed north, then right on Menard. Turn right on Audubon to end at NSU

the Krewe of Ghana will begin on Iris St. West to Rock St. Turn left on Rock St., then right on School St. School St. to Canal Blvd., then right and immediately on St. Charles St. toward North. Turn left on Menard St. to Canal Blvd. then right to W.2nd St. Turn left on W.2nd St. west to La. 1. La 1. to Jackson St., then left south on Jackson St. U-turn at the intersection of Jackson St. and Canal Boulevard. directed north. Turn right on Gerald T. Peltier, east to the end at Goode St. (the town barn)

Parking Information

Chief Zeringue said Peltier Park will be open and the public is strongly encouraged to enjoy this area. We would like to remind our community partners that campers will be restricted to parking lots only on Peltier Park property/grounds. Additionally, glass containers will not be permitted on City property along the parade route, including Peltier Park and any City property therein.

Officials would like to remind community partners to park only in designated areas along the route. Signs indicating “PROHIBITION OF PARKING” will be posted all along the course. They also ask all parade goers to lock their vehicles and remove all valuables when leaving their vehicle unattended.

Mardi Gras Safety

Chef Zeringue reminds parents and adults to watch their children closely during Mardi Gras parades. He urges adults not to put a child or themselves over the barricade to approach a moving tank.

He also asks those who are going to drink alcohol to make sure they have a designated driver. Chief Zeringue said underage drinking will be strictly enforced along the route and at after parties and reminds people that glass containers are prohibited along the parade route and on all streets and city ​​grips.

Pedestrians will be allowed to congregate on the median strip of Canal Boulevard, but no vehicles will be able to park there. No vendors will be allowed on the streets and rights-of-way of the city. The parking lot of the Canal bingo hall will be closed and barricaded to prohibit parking, strolling and/or the gathering of pedestrians.

Chef Zeringue’s Safety Tips:

  • DO NOT park along posted routes, in front of driveways, fire hydrants or anywhere you would normally not be allowed to park. And don’t forget to lock your vehicle!
  • Keep your children close to you and don’t let them wander off. Make sure they know how to stay behind parade barricades.
  • Remember that neutral (middle) ground is public property and it is illegal to block off areas for private use.
  • Glass containers are prohibited along the parade routes.
  • Never try to rush in the middle of the parade route to catch pearls.
  • Travel together, communicate where you are going, and try to designate a meeting place with your friends and family.

Additionally, Chief Zeringue urges people to take safety measures such as locking vehicles and hiding or removing valuables from view, watching pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, and not letting anyone drive or walk alone. with impaired faculties.

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