Endymion and Zulu have both changed their traditional Mardi Gras parade routes to avoid the Hard Rock Hotel collapse site at the corner of Canal and Rampart Streets in New Orleans.

At a press conference on Monday, Endymion President Don Kelly said the krewe is happy that the new route will stay in Mid-City.

"We're able to parade where we want to parade," said Kelly. "We have a few glitches we have to work through, but I think the entire 3,200 member krewe is very excited we're able to be in mid-city, where we want to be."

Endymion will start at City Park and Orleans Avenue and take the following route:

  • Proceed down Orleans Avenue
  • Right on North Carrollton Avenue
  • Left on Canal Street
  • Right on Elk Place
  • Continue onto Loyola Avenue
  • Left on Poydras Street
  • Right on St. Charles Avenue
  • Left on Julia Street
  • Right on Convention Center Boulevard
  • END: Convention Center

Zulu is changing its parade route as well to avoid the Hard Rock collapse.

The parade will start at its traditional spot on Jackson Avenue then:

  • Proceed down Jackson Street
  • Left on St. Charles Avenue
  • Left on Poydras Street
  • Right on Loyola Street
  • Continue onto Elk Place
  • Continue onto Basin Street
  • Continue onto Orleans Avenue
  • END: Orleans Avenue and North Broad Street

Endymion is scheduled for Saturday, February 22 at 4:15 pm while Zulu rolls on Tuesday, February 25 at 8:00 am.