Since the founding of the Rex Organization in 1872, its traditions have helped define Mardi Gras. Rex's Proclamation invites his subjects to the grand celebration of Carnival. His royal colors of purple, green, and gold are to this day the colors of Mardi Gras, and the song played in the first Rex parade, "If Ever I Cease to Love," has become Carnival's anthem. Tomorrow, witness a historic event as Rex parades on Fat Tuesday 2020 at 10:00 a.m.!
Rex has reigned as King of Carnival since his first appearance in 1872. Many generations of New Orleanians and millions of visitors have hailed his majesty and reveled in the glorious traditions of his rule – including the jewel in Rex’s crown: his annual glittering procession of floats on Mardi Gras morning, led by his captain and lieutenants on horseback.
Visitors have come to New Orleans and enjoyed Mardi Gras year after year, and many new parading organizations have taken to the streets in a Carnival season that now stretches over two weeks. But the culmination of the celebration is still Mardi Gras day when Rex climbs onto his float and greets his subjects as his Procession passes through the streets of his kingdom.
Be there this year when Rex parades through Downtown New Orleans this Tuesday, February 25th! The Rex parade is free to attend, and all are welcome. Costumes are encouraged! For more information on Rex, please visit www.rexorganization.com.
Brookstone Park, the premier apartments in Covington, Louisiana, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event! So, lace up your shoes and get ready for a local adventure, like no other!
Tuesday, February 25, 2020—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Napoleon Avenue at South Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115