Carnival in Covington 2020

Food, music and fun – Covington’s Mardi Gras Celebration 2020 Parade and After-Party captures it all on February 25, 2020!
Pat Gallagher, the Northshore’s famed chef, will be the Grand Marshal of Covington Lions Club Parade 2020, while Vince Vance & the Valiants will serve as the parade’s Celebrity Grand Marshal! Joining Vince on his float will be the Saints Superfans. Gallagher, Vance and the Superfans all coalesce to perfectly fulfill the overall theme of the parade:
“I Can Seafood Clearly Now 2020!”

Gallagher is a life-long St. Tammany restaurateur, known for Gallagher’s Grill in Covington and 527 Restaurant and Bar in Mandeville. He opened his first St. Tammany restaurant in Folsom in 1978.
Vance has been making music in, around and outside New Orleans for more than 40 years. He and the Valiants capture the magic of the city and its rich culture in their elaborate performances, including their super-hit, “All I Want for Christmas is You” and “I Am New Orleans.”
Covington’s Mardi Gras Parade rolls through the city’s historic downtown at 10 am on February 25, 2020, with the after-party starting at noon at Covington’s Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street.
Oscar Meyer Wienermobile to join Covington Mardi Gras Parade – The glorious, 27-foot Wienermobile will be part of Carnival in Covington’s 2020 Mardi Gras Parade, and parked next to the Covington
Trailhead (419 N. New Hampshire St.), site of the post parade party beginning around noon! For more information, visit online:

The City of Covington welcomes all parade-goers this Mardi Gras season. In an effort to provide a pleasant and enjoyable experience, the City would like to remind visitors of parking regulations as designated in Covington Code of Ordinances, Section 86-40 – Public Safety:
(g) Parking shall be prohibited along any parade route within the first 25 feet of any intersection, any neutral ground, or as properly posted. Also, the distance of parked vehicles off the edge of the roadway shall be a minimum of four (4) feet.
(h) There shall be no parking on the parade route to secure preferred parking more than 36 hours prior to the scheduled parade or 24 hours after the conclusion, postponement, or cancellation of any scheduled parade, or as properly posted.
In observance to parade parking regulations, vehicles may park prior to the parade as follows: Mardi Gras Day parade parking be begin on Sunday, February 23 at 10:00 p.m.
Updated Parade Route for 2020 Only: The parade route will move from W. 15th Ave. to W. 14th Ave. due to construction on the W. 15th Ave. Bridge.
As a reminder to those participating in the Mardi Gras festivities, please make sure to lock your vehicles and place your belongings in a safe, secure and concealed location of your automobile. The Covington Police Department will be at full force during these times to assure that our residents and visitors have a safe, fun-filled Mardi Gras. Visit

Parade Route Change for 2020 only: