The Krewe of Oshun Kicks Off the Mardi Gras Season with a Parade and Festival

The 2020 Mardi Gras season will bring a new parade and festival to North Baton Rouge, and you are invited to join in the fun! That’s right—the all-new Oshun Parade will be held on Saturday, February 8th.

This year’s inaugural theme is Wakanda Now: Celebration, Prosperity, and Expansion. The parade rolls in historic Scotlandville, championing the culture and heritage of North Baton Rouge. It will shoelace the world-renowned Southern University Human Jukebox marching band, as well as five to seven local high school bands—three of which have won national awards.

This parade will also showcase the famous Mardi Gras Indians and feature for the first time publicly the historic black cowboys of Baton Rouge on their horses. The parade concludes with an all-out festival, complete with games, activities, food, contests, music and performances, and a battle of the bands from local high schools.

“The krewe's goals are to encourage people to visit north Baton Rouge and to establish a quality, new Mardi Gras parade for the city,” says Byron Washington, chairman of NBRNow, the organization behind the new parade. NBRNow is an organization promoting grassroots development and advocacy of north Baton Rouge neighborhoods. In the works for about three years, Washington concluded, “NBRNow hopes to use the Krewe of Oshun as one tool to help brand the North Baton Rouge community.”

Krewe of Oshun will be used to recognize the area, expose people to a large, diverse part of Baton Rouge and offer one more Mardi Gras celebration to the city. Be a part of the Inaugural Krewe of Oshun as we provide a perfect time for our community to come together. For more information, please call (225) 963-0801 or visit

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Event Time/Date:
Saturday, February 8, 2020—12:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Krewe of Oshun Parade
Howell Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807

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