Family Friendly Mardi Gras in Hammond Louisiana

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Family Friendly Mardi Gras in Hammond Louisiana

When: January 29, 2016
Hours: 6:30 pm
Where: Downtown Hammond, Louisiana

Who: Everyone and Anyone

Tickets: Free Admission
Who to ContactThe Krewe of Omega

The Carnival or Mardi Gras season, is a variation of the traditional manner of preparing for the start of the Lent, starts on Epiphany (January 6).  It is a season of parades, balls (some of them masquerade balls), and king cake parties. 

While New Orleans is well known for it's Mardi Gras revelry and questionable behavior for plastic trinkets, it's not a family friendly atmosphere in the French Quarter.  On the Northshore, a good family choice is the Krewe of Omega parade.  The Krewe of Omega will roll through downtown Hammond January 29th 2016.  150 riders on 11 professional floats compliment the usual mix of beads and throws, marching bands, social groups and general merrymaking.  


The Krewe of Omega is the oldest Mardi Gras parading organization in Tangipahoa Parish.  They have been parading since 1986, hence this year's theme of "Omega Turns Thirty".   

It's too late to get on board this year, but you can check out the organization and become a member here.


The parade route starts and ends at Southeastern Louisiana University.  If you are in the area come out and catch some beads!


Lana Mosley

Keller Williams Realty Services

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Lana Mosley, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Services
710 SW Railroad Ave, Ste C
Hammond, LA 70403
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Comments (3)

Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Lana, this sounds like a fun event and for the entire family, even better! 

Jan 11, 2016 04:01 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Family friendly, sounds like a good option. Welcome to the Rain, it's great to meet you, Lana. Thanks for the follow too, I have returned the favor. ( Debb)

Jan 21, 2016 01:11 AM
Lana Mosley
Keller Williams Realty Services - Hammond, LA
Building my empire one listing at a time.

Thanks for the comment!  I was thinking about doing a post on the non-family friendly parades in New Orleans...but I KNOW I couldn't post any interesting pictures and I am not sure just what I could say...LOL!

Jan 22, 2016 07:45 AM