2020 Portland Mardi Gras Parade Details

Grand Marshal: Paul Knauls, The Mayor of NE Portland!

The Portland Mardi Gras Parade on Mississippi Ave is on track to be fantastic in 2020! Joyous music will keep the beat with six (6!) bands, including Brass Roots Movement, Bridge City Second Line, The Beat Goes On and the now infamous Beaumont “Bobcats” Middle School Marching Band plus many new marching groups and performers. Look for new marching groups joining this year thanks to a Multnomah County Cultural Coalition grant.

Group entry sign up: http://www.portlandmardigras.com/portland-mardi-gras-parade/

All revelers are welcome to follow the parade as part of the Second Line at the end of the parade.

Portland Mardi Gras Parade
Fat Tuesday• February 25, 2020
7:00 – 8:00pm (Lineup is at 6 PM)
Route: N. Mississippi Avenue
The Parade will begin at Humboldt Street., near Neil Kelly Company & Victoria Bar, and will roll down Mississippi Avenue to end at N. Cook St., near Ecliptic Brewing.
Parade start: Corner of N. Albina Avenue & Humboldt Street
Parade ends: Cook St. & Mississippi Avenue

Kid’s Costume Contest: 6pm at Luke’s Frame Shop on Albina. Join the parade at 7pm

Afterparty at Mississippi Studios with live Cajun Zydeco music (8pm, $5, 21+ only)

Beads & Bling:
We’re an eco-friendly parade – The Portland Mardi Gras Parade hands out recycled beads known as ABC beads (already been caught). Most come from New Orleans but neighbors are welcome to drop off your old ABC Mardi Gras beads and they will be cheerfully redistributed at this year’s 2020 parade.
Drop off locations are:

The Rambler, 4205 N Mississippi Ave,
Mississippi Pizza & Pub, 3552 N Mississippi Ave

The Mysti Krewe will hand out 100 signature mini umbrella “throws” as is the custom, to deserving well costumed watchers.

Parade Sponsors:
Mysti Krewe of Nimbus (MKON) Portland Mardi Gras Parade
Multnomah County Cultural Coalition
Historic Mississippi Ave Business Association
Mississippi Pizza & Pub
The Rambler
Sidecar 11
Victoria Bar

Parade Contributors:  Ecliptic Brewing, Trailhead Credit Union, Gumbo Gifts & Gallery, UCHU Sushi and Fried Chicken, Miss Delta Restaurant,

Parade Support:  Paxton Gate, ReBuilding Center, Luke’s Frame Shop, Sunlan Lighting, Neil Kelly Company, The Q Center, Mississippi Studios

King Paul Ronan Leads the Mardi Gras Parade


Guess the 2020 Theme and Win Tickets!

Guess the Theme for the 2020 Mardi Gras Ball
Guess the Theme for the 2020 Mardi Gras Ball Contest

Guess the Theme and Win Tickets!
From now until midnight January 5th we’ll drop clues in social media posts and in our email newsletter. Send your guesses to: PORTLANDMARDIGRAS@GMAIL.COM with the subject line: GUESS THE THEME. First correct guess (or closest guess) will win 2 tickets (a $60 value) to the Mardi Gras Ball on February 22nd, 2020. Sign up for our newsletter! Follow us on Instagram! Find us on Facebook! We’re on Twitter, too!
Read up on our previous themes (see the top menu). Why do we announce the theme on January 6th? or just buy tickets already to the 2020 Ball!

2018 Summer events with the Krewe

We’re participating in many Portland community events this spring and summer! Look for the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus at:

April 28th: 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade – The Krewe joins the parade for the first time and brings the Joie to 82nd Avenue!

May 12: Doggie Dash – Mysti Krewe of Barkus – All donations benefit the Oregon Humane Society

June 2nd: Portland Rose Festival Starlight Parade Nightime parade of lights!

June 11th: NW Pride Parade – our second year of participating in Downtown Portland