Endymion rolled for the first time in 1967 and, oh my, how we’ve grown!

Endymion is one of only three Super Krewes, and with upwards of 3,000 riders, it is by far the largest parade with the largest crowds in Mardi Gras! Endymion features 37 floats. Many are tandem units with up to nine sections, meaning Endymion rolls on over 80 chassis! The motto of the Krewe is “Throw Until it Hurts” and we toss over 15 million throws along the parade route!

A Message From Endymion Performer: Tim McGraw

Saturday Febuary 22nd @ 4:15

We begin at 4:15 on Orleans Avenue with Samedi Gras which may well be the world’s largest block party! More than 40,000 Mid-City residents gather with food, beverages, friends and family to welcome us and help kick off Mardi Gras’ Main Event!

Endymion rolls on the Mid City route and features several signature floats.  Our newest float, Club Endymion is a tribute to our home – the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The ETV float beams live crowd shots on a gigantic 20’ x 9’ LED screen. And Pontchartrain Beach, Then and Now is the largest float in Mardi Gras at over 300 feet long with over 250 riders and nine sections!

2020 Endymion Parade Route

Endymion is Mardi Gras’ Main Event!

Endymion is the only parade that rides to and through the Mercedes Benz Superdome where the Endymion Extravaganza is held and what a party it is! After the gigantic floats, Endymion continues the tradition of providing the finest entertainment in Mardi Gras. Past performers include Steven Tyler, Rod Stewart Pitbull, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5 and many, many others! Eleven regional and national bands entertain 20,000+ until 3:30 am!

This year we will move to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as the Superdome is undergoing renovations in preparation for the 2024 Super Bowl. Learn More >