What about Northshore Mardi Gras?

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Mardi Gras parades aren't happening in New Orleans, and Jefferson Parish parades look unlikely, but what about the Northshore?

"In St. Tammany Parish as far as I know, everything's a go," said Mardi Gras Guide publisher Arthur Hardy. "It appears that St. Tammany's a lot more ready to parade than Orleans and perhaps Jefferson."

Hardy says a couple of Northshore parades, Perseus and Slidellians, have already canceled, but the krewes of Selene, Poseidon, Titans, and Dionysus are all planning to roll the weekend of February 5-7.

While officials south of the lake have been grappling with how to safely present a carnival parade and keep crowds and participants socially distanced, Hardy says officials on the Northshore so far appear confident they can pull it off.

"It's more possible to socially distance in St. Tammany than it is on St. Charles Ave.," Hardy pointed out.

And one south-of-the-lake krewe is still on the schedule: Hardy says the Knights of Nemesis in St. Bernard are determined to give it a shot. They are scheduled for the first Saturday, February 6.