With mild winter weather prevalent this year across the South, and the Mardi Gras season upon us from Lake Charles to Pensacola, … February is an ideal time to assign surveillance.
In many instances, when you come across claims that appear to be fraudulent or embellished in some way, it is smart to take advantage of good weather to document exactly what claimants are capable of doing.
This applies to an average day, and it goes double for festive events such as the full slate of Mardi Gras parades, carnival balls, and outdoor parties to which we’re all accustomed at this time of year.
Claimants who suggest their injuries prevent them from being able to do even a half-days work can often-times be found carting family and friends around town to a full day of parades… standing on their feet for hours on end, carrying ladders, ice chests, and hefting bags of beads to and from parade routes.
The mass of people affords QIGPI’s investigators an ideal way to “blend in” and produce highly effective surveillance without claimants giving one notice.
Whether you own a business, are self-insured, an insurance agent, or responsible for employees, a Workers Comp investigation can help ensure all claimants are entitled to the compensation they receive.
If you’re confronted with numerous accident reports and subsequent injury claims, … Mardi Gras provides an ideal time to conduct activity checks and surveillance.
Using a private investigative agency, like QIGPI, can help you speed your time to resolution on your most frustrating cases.
Mardi Gras events this year start on Saturday, February 11, 2017 and run through the big day on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
We see a rush of calls leading up to Mardi Gras each year. Get your surveillance on the books, and we’ll provide you with the details you need to support the case. Scroll below to see the full slate of Mardi Gras parades for 2017.
Mardi Gras Schedule 2017 – Brought to you by QIGPI
Friday, Feb 10
New Iberia – Bayou Mardi Gras Parade. Historic Downtown, 102 W Main St., New Iberia. 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 11
Slidell – Krewe of Bilge 12:00pm
Slidell – Krewe of Poseidon 1:00pm
Slidell – Krewe of Mona Lisa and MoonPie 7:00pm
French Quarter – Krewe du Vieux 6:30pm
French Quarter – krewedelusion – 7:00 p.m.
Minden, LA – 5:30 p.m. Parade
Sunday, Feb 12
Metairie – Krewe of Little Rascals 12:00pm
Slidell – Krewe of Slidellians 1:00pm
Slidell – Krewe of Perseus 1:15 p.m.
Golden Meadow – Krewe of Des Petite 1 p.m.
Friday, Feb 17
French Quarter – Krewe of Cork 3:00pm
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Oshun 6:00pm
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Cleopatra 6:30pm
Metairie – Krewe of Excalibur 7:00pm
Metairie – Krewe of Athena 7:30pm
Mandeville – Krewe of Eve 7:00pm
Baton Rouge – Krewe of Artemis Parade; 7pm Downtown
Houma – Krewe of Hercules @ 6:00pm
Pineville – 7 p.m. – Pineville Light the Night Parade
Saturday, Feb 18
Woodworth – noon – Town of Woodworth Mardi Gras Parade
Slidell – Krewe of Paws 10:00am
Slidell – Krewe of Titans 6:30pm
Westbank – The Mystic Knights of Adonis 11:45am
Madisonville – Krewe of Tchefuncte 1:00pm
Chalmette – Knights of Nemesis 1:00pm
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Pontchartrain 1:00pm
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Choctaw – 2:00 p.m.
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Freret – 2:30 p.m.
Uptown New Orleans – Knights of Sparta 6:00pm
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Pygmalion 6:15pm
Marigny – ‘tit Rəx 5:00pm
Marigny – Krewe of Chewbacchus 7:00pm
Metairie – Krewe of Caesar 6:00pm
Covington – Krewe of Olympia 6:00pm
Carencro Mardi Gras Parade.
Lafayette – Krewe des Chiens Parade for Dogs. Downtown, Lafayette, LA. 2 p.m.
Lafayette – Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 6:30 p.m.
Lake Arthur – Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade. Lake Arthur.
Morse – L’Anse/Mermentau Cove Courir de Mardi Gras – 8 a.m.
Baton Rouge – Krewe Mystique de la Capitale; 2 pm
Shreveport – Krewe of Centaur: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017
Houma -Krewe of Tee Caillou in Chauvin @ 12pm
Houma -Krewe of Aquarius @ 6:30pm
Larose, LA – Le Krewe of Des T-Cajuns – 12 p.m.
Sulphur – 2 p.m. – Cypress Street through the S-Curve to South Huntington Street
Sunday | Feb 19
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Femme Fatale 11:00am
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Carrollton – 12:00 p.m.
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of King Arthur and Merlin – 1:00 p.m.
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Alla – 2:00 p.m.
Slidell – Krewe of Claude 1:00pm
Slidell – Krewe of Dionysus – 1:00 p.m.
French Quarter – Krewe of Barkus 2:00pm
Scott – Scott Mardi Gras Parade. City of Scott. 1 p.m.
Jeanerette – Krewe of Ezana Jeanerette Mardi Gras Parade. Canal, MLK & Main St, Jeanerette. 1 p.m.
Baton Rouge – Krewe of Mutts; 10 a.m.
Bossier City – Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 – 12 – 4
Shreveport/Bossier – Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017
Larose, LA – Krewe of Versailles – 12 p.m.
Thibodaux – Krewe of Shaka – 12:30
Thibodaux – Krewe of Ambrosia – 2 p.m.
Lake Charles – 1 p.m. – along the Lake Charles Civic Center at 1 p.m.
Grand Marais Children’s Mardi Gras Parade, Grand Marais 3:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday | Feb 22
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Druids 6:30pm
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Nyx 7:00pm
Alexandria – noon – LSUA Mardi Gras Parade
Thursday, Feb 23
Uptown New Orleans – Knights of Babylon 5:30pm
Uptown New Orleans – Knights of Chaos 6:15pm
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Muses 6:30pm
Friday | Feb 24
French Quarter – Krewe of Bosom Buddies 11:30am
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Hermes 6:00pm
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe d’Etat 6:30pm
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Morpheus 7:00pm
Slidell – Krewe of Selene 6:30pm
Metairie – Krewe of Centurions 7:00pm
Mandeville – Original Krewe of Orpheus 7:00pm
Lafayette – “Kick Off” Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 6 p.m.
Downtown Opelousas Mardi Gras Celebration. Delta Grand Theatre, 120 S Market St., Opelousas.
Le Festival de Mardi Gras at Cajun Field, Lafayette
Houma – Krewe of Aphrodite @ 6:30pm
Golden Meadow – Krewe of Athena – 7 p.m.
Morgan City – Krewe of Adonis Parade, Feb. 24, 2017, Morgan City, 7 p.m
Saturday | Feb 25
Westbank – Krewe of NOMTOC 10:45am
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Iris 11:00am
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Tucks 12:00pm
Mid-City – Krewe of Endymion 4:15pm
Metairie – Krewe of Isis 6:30pm
Lafayette – Krewe of Bonaparte Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 6:30 p.m.
Lafayette – Children’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 12:30 p.m.
Youngsville – 11 a.m. Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade. Public Works building to Fountain View, Youngsville. 337-856-4181.
Lake Fausse Pointe Mardi Gras Parade. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, 5400 Levee Rd., St. Martinville. 2 p.m.
Jennings Mardi Gras Festival & Parade. Founder’s Park, 341 N Main St., Jennings.
Rayne, LA – 2nd Annual Rayne Mardi Gras Parade, American Legion Drive, Rayne, LA 70578 – 3 p.m.
Church Point – 8:30 a.m. – Church Point 56th Courire De Mardi Gras, Saddle Tramp Club House 1036 East Ebey Street, Church Point, LA 70525 and Children’s Courir du Mardi Gras, Church Point
Baton Rouge – Krewe of Spanish Town Parade; noon Downtown
Elton – Mardi Gras Run, Coushatta Reservation, Elton, 7 am
Shreveport/Bossier – Krewe of Gemini: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Houma – Krewe of Mardi Gras @ 6:30pm
Lockport – Krewe of Apollo – 12 p.m.
Golden Meadow – Krewe of Atlantis – 12 p.m.
Larose – Le Krewe of DuBon Temps – 6:30 p.m.
Natchitoches – 5:30 p.m. – Krewe of Dionysus Mardi Gras Parade
Bayou Vista – Krewe of Dionysus Parade, Feb. 25, 2017, 2 p.m. Bayou Vista
Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 25, 2017, Baldwin, noon
Cypremort Point Parade, Feb. 25, 2017, Cypremort Point, 1 p.m.
Alexandria – 10 a.m. – AMGA 21st Annual Children’s Parade
Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade, Baldwin, 12 noon
Sunday, Feb 26
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Okeanos 11:00am
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Mid-City 11:45am
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Thoth 12:00pm
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Bacchus 5:15pm
Metairie – Corps de Napoleon 5:00pm
Eunice Lil’ Mardi Gras. Eunice Rec Complex, 461 Sittig St., Eunice. 337-457-7389, CajunTravel.com.
Shreveport/Bossier – Krewe of Highland: Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017
Houma – Krewe of Terreanians @ 12:30pm
Houma – Krewe of Montegut @ 2:00pm
Thibodaux – Krewe of Cleophas – 12:30 p.m.
Thibodaux – Krewe of Chronos – 1:30 p.m.
Golden Meadow – Krewe of Nereids – 6 p.m.
Livonia – 1 p.m.- Livonia Carnival Association Parade
Duson Mardi Gras Parade, Duson, 12 noon
Henderson Mardi Gras Parade, 12:30 pm
Krewe de St. Martin/Krewe de Chien Parade, Breaux Bridge, 1:00 pm
Krewe of Galatea Parade, Morgan City, 2:00 pm
Church Point – Church Point Adult Courir (Parade to Follow) 9:00 a.m.
Monday, Feb 27
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Proteus 5:15pm
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Orpheus 6:00pm
Lafayette – Queen Evangeline’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 6 p.m. 800-346-1958, GoMardiGras.com.
Eunice – Lundi Gras Boucherie. Lakeview Park & Beach, 1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Eunice. 337-457-2881, CajunTravel.com.
Houma – Krewe of Cleopatra @ 6:30pm
Batchelor – 1 p.m. – Krewe of Old River Landing Lundy Gras Parade
Krewe of Amani Parade, Feb. 27, 2017, Patterson, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb 28
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Zulu 8:00am
Uptown New Orleans- Krewe of Rex 10:00am
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Elks Orleans follows
Uptown New Orleans – Krewe of Crescent City follows
Metairie – Krewe of Argus 10:00am
Metairie – Krewe of Elks Jefferson follows
Metairie – Krewe of Jefferson follows
Covington – Krewe of Lyra 10:00am
Lafayette – King Gabriel’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 10 a.m.
Lafayette – Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 1 p.m
Lafayette – KADN Fox 15 Independent Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 2:30 p.m.
Lafayette – Southwest Mardi Gras Association Pageant & Ball. Heymann Performing Arts Center and Frem F. Boustany Convention Center, 1373 S College Rd., Lafayette, LA
Couteau – Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade. Francis Romero Memorial Park & LA 88, Coteau. 1 p.m.
Loureaville – Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade. Main St., Loreauville. 2 p.m.
Iota – Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival. Downtown, Iota. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Kaplan – Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown, Kaplan. 337-643-6554.
Opelousas – 9 a.m. Half-Fast Krewe of Frank Mardi Gras Parade. 600 E Landry St., Opelousas.
Sunset – Sunset Mardi Gras Parade. Oak Tree Park Dr., Sunset.
Crowley – 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. – 17TH CARNIVAL D’ ACADIE , #11 North Parkerson Ave (Down Town) Crowley, LA
Bossier City – Krewe de Les Femmes Mystique Children’s Mardi Gras Parade: Fat Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
Houma – Krewe of Houmas @ 11:00am
Houma -Krewe of Kajuns following Houmas
Houma -Krewe of Bonne Terre @ 4:00pm
Gheens – Krewe of Gheens – 11 a.m.
Galliano – Krewe of Neptune – 12 p.m.
Thibodaux – Krewe of Ghana – 1 p.m.
Thibodaux – Krewe of Maasai – 2 p.m.
Chackbay – Krewe of Choupic – 1 p.m.
New Roads – 11 a.m. – Community Center of Pointe Coupee Parade
New Roads – 2 p.m. – New Roads Lions Club Parade
Franklin Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 28, 2017, Franklin, 1 p.m.
Krewe of Hephaestus Parade, Feb. 28, 2017, Morgan City, 2 p.m.
Le Festival de Mardi Gras at Cajun Field, Lafayette
Basile Mardi Gras Run, Basile, 7 am with Fais Do Do at 2 pm
Courir de Mardi Gras de Grand Mamou, 6:30 am, Mamou
Courir de Mardi Gras, Eunice, 8 am & Parade 3 pm
Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade, Loreauville, 2:00 pm
Sunset Mardi Gras Parade, Sunset, 2 pm
Carnival d’Acadie Parade, Crowley, 3 pm