Some have called it the world’s largest block party and they are probably right!
Fifty one years ago Endymion needed some help generating a crowd at the beginning of the parade route. The Captain booked a free show with a few local bands on a stage to kick us off and things took off from there!
Beginning at noon on parade day, Samedi Gras draws 30,000+ from Mid-City neighborhoods to help kick off Endymion. Don’t miss area favorites such as Groovy 7, The Topcats and The Bucktown All Stars.
The Captain and riding celebrities arrive around 3pm to address the crowds and the Endymion Parade begins shortly after around 4:15pm.