KATRINA 10 COMMEMORATIVE PARADE

In commemoration of ten years since Hurricane Katrina, the Foundation for Louisiana will co-host with the Katrina 10 Commemoration a traditional second line parade spanning uptown and downtown New Orleans. The Katrina 10 Commemorative Parade will begin at approximately 5:15PM on August 29 and will culminate with a public block party outside of Ashe Cultural Arts Center (1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.) from 6:30 to 8PM.

The parade will include two lines – an uptown line that marches at 5:15PM and starts at Booker T. Washington High School (1201 S. Roman Street), and a downtown line that marches at 5:30PM and starts at Louis Armstrong Park (corner of Basin Street and S. Peters). The two parade lines will meet at Charity Hospital then march together to the K10 Commemoration: Power of Community event at the Smoothie King Center, stopping briefly as the event is ending (approximately 6:30PM).

Parade Information


Line-up Downtown: 5:00 p.m. start at 5:30 | Line-up Uptown: 4:50 p.m. leave at 5:15 pm

DOWNTOWNERS begin at Armstrong to Charity Hospital to the Smoothie King Center to Ashe Cultural Center

UPTOWNERS begin at Booker T. Washington High School to Charity Hospital to the Smoothie King Center to Ashe Cultural Center

DOWNTOWN: 1.51 miles


Start: Louis Armstrong Park – Corner of Basin St. and St. Peters (.70 miles to first stop)
Beverage Station

Out to Basin St., on to Elk Place

Elk Place turns to Loyola Ave., right turn to Tulane Ave.

Tulane Ave. on to S. Villere St., U turn on Tulane Ave.

Stop: Charity Hospital – 1532 Tulane Ave.
Beverage Station meet Uptowners

Continue on Tulane Ave. to Loyola Ave., right turn on Loyola Ave.

Out to Girod St. turn right on Girod St.

Stop: The Smoothie King Center
Beverage Station Loyola and Girod
(.81 miles to next stop)

Out to Girod St., right turn on Loyola Ave., on to Howard Ave.

Howard Ave., to O.C. Haley Blvd.

Stop: Ashe Side Cultural Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd.

O.C. Haley & Felicity
Beverage Station

UPTOWN (2.02 miles)


Start:  Booker T. Washington High School – 1201 S. Roman St. (1.21 miles to first stop)
Beverage Station

Out to Earhart Blvd.

Left turn onto Loyola Ave.

Beverage Station—Loyola and Earhart

Loyola Ave. on to Tulane Ave., left turn on Tulane Ave.

Tulane Ave. on to S. Villere St., U turn on Tulane Ave.

Stop:   Charity Hospital – 1532 Tulane Ave.

Beverage Station meet Downtowners

Continue on Tulane Ave. to Loyola Ave., right turn on Loyola Ave.

Out to Girod St. turn right on Girod St.

Stop:  The Smoothie King Center
Beverage Station- Loyola and Girod
(.81 miles to next stop)

Out to Girod St., right turn on Loyola Ave., on to Howard Ave.

Howard Ave., to O.C. Haley Blvd.

Post-Parade Block Party


O.C. Haley Blvd. between Terpsichore and Felicity Streets – 7 p.m.