2/28, Uptown, 6:00 p.m.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Hermes earns points as a nighttime New Orleans parade featuring an old-line look. This is one where what you catch should not be the thing you talk about on the way home. Instead, appreciate the artistry of the floats passing in front of you. It’ll take you back a couple of generations, at least to 1939, when this krewe first paraded. In recent years, it’s become even more special, as the krewe puts extra effort into putting on a visual spectacle, with designs by Henri Schindler.