Endymion rolled for the first time in 1967 and, oh my, how we’ve grown!
Endymion is one of three Super Krewes, and with more than 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 ’til it Hurts” and we estimate that we toss over 15 million throws along the parade route!
We begin on Orleans Avenue with Samedi Gras which may well be the world’s largest block party! More than 30,000 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 with even more introduced often! 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!
Endymion is the only parade that rides to and through the Mercedes Benz Superdome for the Endymion Extravaganza, 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, Pitbull, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5 and many, many more! Eleven regional and national bands entertain 20,000+ until 3:30 am!
Endymion is Mardi Gras’ Main Event!