Mardi Gras Valentines – Cleopatra Makes it Real!

Mardi Gras Valentine’s parades in Uptown New Orleans

February 14th, 2020 – Valentine’s Day date night and the Oshun, Cleopatra and Alla parades rolled on the streets of Uptown New Orleans.

Energetic marchers entertained the crowd

The first parade of the evening was the Oshun Parade and the marchers energetically kept the pace of the parade.

Blaine and Holly Kern – Grand Marshalls of Alla

Alla had a special treat for the parade goers with Blaine and Holly Kern as Grand Marshalls. The Kerns are one of the major forces of Mardi Gras in New Orleans from storing floats during off season to running logistics during the parades.

Queen Cleopatra’s boyfriend sneaking up the float behind his Queen.

The real show stealer on Valentine’s Night was when Queen Cleopatra’s boyfriend snuck up onto the float behind her. He positioned himself on the step below and kneeled.

Queen Cleopatra receives a surprise Valentine’s Day gift and request

He proffered a ring and popped a question and with a kiss the Krewe of Cleopatra made it a real Valentine’s Mardi Gras parade to remember!

With a kiss they sealed the deal, a beautiful Mardi Gras Valentine!

For more photos from the Oshun, Cleopatra and Alla parades, check out our 2020 Mardi Gras New Orleans Photo Albums.

For Thousands more photos from Mardi Gras 2020, check out our 2020 Mardi Gras photo albums. If you are going to take any of our photos for your Facebook or for other use, please shoot a request to the copyright owner, John N. Collins, via his Facebook like his Fan Page, Follow him on TwitterYouTube and Instagram and if you see him on the street, say hi!

Before you head off to the main photo albums though, here are a few more from the parades to whet your appetite.

laissez les bon temps rouler!

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