One of the largest Mardi Gras parties in our city is changing up their plans for the 2020 season. After Governor Edwards announced the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is set to undergo millions of dollars of renovations, several high-ranking events at the venue need to re-think their plans.
Endymion, the largest of the Mardi Gras Superkrewes, uses the Superdome annually for their Extravaganza Ball. Now, with the renovations set to extend during carnival season, parade organizers plan to alter their parade route slightly so the Extravaganza can run smoothly at the Convention Center. Construction at the Convention Center should be done by this time.
Not to fear Mid-City residents: your route is not affected. Only the last part of the route will change. Endymion will follow its normal Mid-City route until it passes Gallier Hall on St. Charles Avenue. Then, the parade turns left on Julia Street and heads to Convention Center Boulevard before entering the Morial Center.
Endymion plans to return to the Superdome once the renovations are complete. The parade has still not announced their entertainment for next year, so be on the lookout for that announcement in the coming months ahead!