Slidell Officials and Carnival Krewes agreed to use a lone parade route for almost all 2011 Slidell Parades.

They also agreed to work toward condensing the Slidell Carnival season from six to four weeks prior to Mardi Gras. Primarily impacted by this move would be Claude and Slidellians, traditionally the first two krewes to roll each season in Slidell. Saturday and Sunday parades, and piggybacked scheduling, were among the options discussed. “The ideal situation for the city of Slidell is for you guys to get together and work it out, not for us to tell you what to do,” City Councilman Bill Borchert said.

Slidell has a new parading Krewe debuting in 2011, the all male Krewe of Titans.