Thibodaux Police keeping Mardi Gras safe
The Thibodaux Police Department in trying to keep this a safe Mardi Gras season and in doing so asks for the following rules to be followed by parade viewers:
Parade viewers shall stay on the proper side of barricades, and when there are no barricades please stay at a safe distance from floats and parade marchers. We also ask parade viewers not to put their arms, hands, or legs through the barricades. Also no standing or sitting on the barricades.
It shall be unlawful for any person(s) to block a state / and or city right-of-way with any vehicle, trailer bed, or a temporary viewing structure. All vehicle can and will be towed at the owners cost. Also, it is unlawful for any person(s) to move a positioned barricade.
It shall be unlawful to possess silly string or its equivalent within 300 feet of any parade route within the City Of Thibodaux on any day a parade is scheduled.
In order to provide safe viewing of parades it shall be unlawful for any person to hold a child over the age of six (6) years or an adult in his or her arms or on his back or shoulders within ten (10) feet of a carnival float or other parade vehicles.
It is unlawful for any person to intentionally damage a parade float.
Anyone caught throwing objects at float riders shall be, depending on the severity, a violation of battery laws of the State of Louisiana Criminal Code.
It shall be unlawful for any person who is not a member of a carnival organization or a contracted participant to follow a float or band during the course of the parade.
It shall be unlawful for any person to use or possess any type of “Glass Container(s)” within a distance of five hundred (500) feet of a carnival parade route, Two (2) hours prior, during, and one (1) hour following a carnival parade. Property excluded, are ones not burdened with public right-of-way.
Loud profane music will not be tolerated.
The Thibodaux Police Department also request, for safety reasons that all pets be left at home.
A violation of the City Of Thibodaux’s “Mardi Gras” Ordinances may cause the violator to be ticketed or arrested. Again, the Thibodaux Police Department and the City Of Thibodaux ask that all parade participants obey the City Ordinances so that everyone can enjoy a safe and injury free Mardi Gras season.
The Thibodaux Police Department asks, for people to travel and walk in groups for safety. For small children, placing a note inside their pockets with a name and contact number would help the police reunite them with a family member in case of separation. Last, we ask that you do not leave any valuables in plain view inside vehicles, and if anyone sees anybody driving while intoxicated to call Thibodaux Police Department at (985) 446-5021.
2008 MARDI GRAS PARADE SCHEDULE
Thibodaux Mardi Gras Parades
Sunday, January 27th – Krewe of Ambrosia- 12:30PM
Sunday, January 27th – Krewe of Shaka- 2:00PM
Sunday, February 3rd – Krewe of Cleophas- 1:00PM
Tuesday, February 5th – Krewe of Ghana- 11:00AM
Tuesday, February 5th – Krewe of Chronos- 1:00PM