NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Krewe of Pontchartrain starts on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. in Uptown New Orleans. It follows the traditional Uptown parade route, starting at the intersection of Jefferson Ave. and Magazine St. From there, the parade rolls to Napoleon Ave. and makes a left. Once it reaches St. Charles Ave., the parade makes a right and heads all the way past Lee Circle to Canal St. The krewe makes a U-turn at Burgundy St., heads back down Canal St., and then makes a right on Tchoupitoulas St., ending at Poydras St.
The Krewe of Pontchartrain was organized in 1975 and is named after Lake Pontchartrain, which forms the northernmost border of New Orleans.
The Krewe of Pontchartrain consists of both men and women whose goal is to provide a quality Mardi Gras parade for the citizens of New Orleans and its guests.