Thibodaux PD Shares Krewe of Ghana Route, Safety Tips
The Krewe of Ghana takes to the streets of Thibodaux on Mardi Gras Day, starting at 1 p.m.
The parade will start on Iris St. west to Rock St. Turn left on Rock St., then right on School St. School St. to Canal Blvd., then right and immediately onto St. Charles St. headed north. Turn left on Menard St. to Canal Blvd. then right up to W.2nd St. Turn left on W.2nd St. headed west to La. 1. La 1. To Jackson St., then left south on Jackson St. U-turn at the intersection of Jackson St. and Canal Blvd. headed north. Turn right on Gerald T. Peltier, headed east until end at Goode St. (the city barn).
Unlike years past, Thibodaux Parade Routes will not have designated “Family Fun Zones” along the route. However, Peltier Park will be open and the public is highly encouraged to take advantage of this area. We would like to remind our community partners that Campers will NOT be allowed anywhere on Peltier Park Property/Grounds. In addition, glass containers will not be allowed on any City Property along the parade route, including Peltier Park and all City Property that boards it.
The Thibodaux Police Department would like to remind community partners to only park in designated areas throughout the route. There are marked “NO PARKING” signs displayed along the entire route. They also ask all parade goers to lock their vehicles and remove all valuables when leaving their vehicle unattended.
Parents and adults are reminded to monitor their children closely. If something falls short of the barricade, do not put a child or yourself over the barricade to try to approach a moving float.
The Thibodaux Police Department will be assisted by other Law Enforcement Agencies during this Mardi Gras season, to help with logistical and safety measures. If alcohol is in your plans, please be sure to designate someone who is sober to be the designated driver. With assistance from numerous outside Agencies, Chief Bryan Zeringue assures the public that they will be utilizing every asset available to cover traffic points, bicycle patrol and floating perimeter units.
Underage drinking will be strictly enforced along the route and at the after parties. Remember, glass containers are prohibited along the parade route and on all City Streets and City right-of-ways.
Pedestrians will be allowed to gather on the median of Canal Boulevard, but no vehicles will be allowed to be parked there. No vendors will be allowed on City Streets and City right-of-ways. The Canal Bingo Hall parking lot will be closed and barricaded to prohibit parking, loitering and/or gathering of pedestrians.
• DON’T park along the posted routes, in front of driveways, fire hydrants, or anywhere you would not normally be allowed to park. And be sure to lock your vehicle!
• Keep your children close, and don’t let them wander off. Be sure that they know to stay behind the parade barricades.
• Remember, the Neutral Ground (median) is public property, and it is illegal to block off areas for private use.
• Glass containers are prohibited along parade routes.
• Don’t ever try to rush out into the middle of the parade route to grab beads.
• Travel together, communicate where you are going, and try to designate a meeting spot with friends and family.
Chief Zeringue and the Thibodaux Police Department wishes everyone a safe and Happy Mardi Gras!