How Long Are the Mardi Gras Parades?

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Mardi Gras parade schedules tend to include start times for parades, but not end times, making it hard to predict exactly how long a parade will take. Factors that influence the duration of the parade include the length of the parade route, with longer routes taking longer to complete.

Specific krewes may offer predictions for the time it takes for their scheduled parade route to finish. For example, as of 2015, the Krewe of Morpheus estimates that it will take at least 3 hours to complete a 5-mile parade route, indicating that this parade moves at a leisurely pace of about 2 miles per hour.