Slidell’s Krewe of Dionysus celebrated its 30th anniversary, parading under sunny skies on Sunday. Reigning from high on the royal Mardi Gras floats were King Dionysus XXX Brad Rummel and Queen Dominique Elizabeth Frisard.
Leading the parade this year was Grand Marshall Harrison Perry, a seventh grade student at Slidell Junior High. The 280-member krewe rolled with 18 floats to the theme of “Made for Each Other.”
“Foods & Festivals,” “Bikers & Babes,” and “Batman & Robin” were just a few of the float themes, according to Bill Baird, a charter member of the organization and one of its officers.
To make sure Slidell’s last daytime parade of the season did not go by uncelebrated, thousands lined the traditional parade route. Delicious aromas wafted from grills, while children played in the streets waiting for the floats and bands to pass their spot.
The Krewe of Selene will cap the Slidell Mardi Gras Parade schedule on Friday night (Feb. 13). It will begin at 6:30 p.m. and follow the traditional parade route.