New Orleans Parade Basics

There's no need to wait until Mardi Gras.
You can throw your own parade!

A parade truly embodies the spirit of everything New Orleans. Kern Studios has organized and produced hundreds of parades, and offers a parade management team to throw parades outside of the Mardi Gras season. The excitement of throwing beads to anticipating crowds, dancing to brass bands, and riding on an authrentic Mardi Gras float is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most!  Whether it’s a small corporate retreat, a large convention, or a smaller private party, Kern will bring the revelry of Mardi Gras to your group.

Kern takes out 100% of the guesswork.

Kern can offer a completely turn-key event, just bring your group and get ready to for the party! Kern Studios will provide a full proposal that includes the following:

  • Submission and filing of all City permit requirements
  • Kern Parade management that will guide an appropriate route, staging location, and timing that meets all city requirements.
  • Booking of New Orleans Police Department to escort floats and operate a safe event with rolling street closures.
  • Providing floats of appropriate size that meet city requirements
  • Optional custom signage, props, banners,
  • Optional services of providing costumes, entertainers, brass bands, marching bands
  • Optional Beads and throws to excite and entertain the crowds.
Excited crowds wait for beads to be thrown at the 2019 Herbalife Convention.
Shiprocked hosted their own parade throughout Bourbon Street the night before their guests departed on a 7-day cruise