The Mystic Krewe of Olympia will now roll at 4 p.m. on Saturday (February 3). Roads will close at 3 p.m.
The decision to move up the start time for the Covington parade by one hour was made by Krewe Captains based on predicted weather forecasts for Saturday.
Unfortunately, due to the Krewe sharing floats and resources with other parades and other events being scheduled in the days leading up to Mardi Gras, rescheduling the parade for another date is not an option.
“Once planned, significant changes to parade schedules are complex due to float and participant group sharing between parade krewes as well as public safety manpower and equipment sharing and scheduling,” Chief Mike Ferrell said. “I know this was a difficult decision for the captains of the Krewe.”