Mardi Gras Parade Krewes
Each Mardi Gras Parade Krewe has a unique history and theme. Some have been around for decades, while others have been in existence for just a few years. Below is a full list of Mardi Gras Parade Krewes.
Featured Parade Krewes
Krewe of ZULU
Home page of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, well-known for its interesting history and "golden nugget" (coconut) parade throws.
Mardi Gras Indians
The Mardi Gras tradition often considered our "Black Mardi Gras". See the beautiful beaded and feathered costumes they hand-design and create throughout the entire year!
Krewe of Bacchus
Krewe of Bacchus features national celebrity monarchs each year, and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors. Its yearly exclusive Rendezvous can be seen live. Re-broadcasts now online!
Krewe of Rex
This parade krewe is the origin of many traditions of Mardi Gras, including the Carnival colors of purple, green and gold, as well as the collectible doubloon coins (introduced by Rex in 1960).
Krewe of Endymion
Endymion quickly emerged as one of Carnival's 'Super-Krewes' in 1974 with the inclusion of more floats and celebrity guests.
Other Parade Krewes:
Knights of Babylon
The Knights of Babylon were found in 1939, by a group of professionals called The Jeter’s Club that wanted to stage a first-class parade for … » Read More
Knights of Chaos
Organized in 2000, the Krewe of Chaos is formed by 200 male riders.
It is believed that the krewe's name refers to the cessation of the par… » Read More
Knights of Nemesis
The Knights of Nemesis take its name from the goddess of retribution in the Greek mythology.
In 2004, a group of one-time members from the Krew… » Read More
Knights of Sparta
Founded in 1952, the Knights of Sparta take their name from the city-state in southern Greece, renowned for its simple, stoic ways and exemplary di… » Read More
Founded in 1996, Le Krewe d'Etat features 21 floats, including a special signature High Priest Float. Its floats adhere to a traditional s… » Read More
krewedelusion is the Big Easy's newest, satirical parade. krewedelusion keeps its annual theme a secret until the actual day of the parade… » Read More
Krewe du Vieux
Born of the remains of the Krewe of Clones, which began parading in 1978, Krewe du Vieux marched for the first time in 1987. When the Krewe of Clon… » Read More
Krewe of Alla
The all-male Krewe of Alla originally formed in 1932. Since then, the krewe has staged a total of more than 75 annual street parades, one 75th… » Read More
Krewe of Ancient Druids
Established in 1998, the Ancient Druids take their name from the priest class of ancient Celtic societies who connected their people with the gods … » Read More
Krewe of Argus
The Krewe of Argus, founded in 1972 now includes 600 male, female and child riders, has 30 floats and marching bands. Rolling on Mardi Gras Day in … » Read More
Krewe of Atlas
The Krewe of Atlas is founded on the principles of equality for all. Their principal belief is that Mardi Gras is something that should be celebrat… » Read More
Krewe of Bacchus
Early in 1968, the Krewe of Bacchus broke with Carnival tradition by staging a Sunday night parade with bigger and more spectacular floats than any… » Read More
Krewe of Barkus
The Krewe Of Barkus isn’t like your other Mardi Gras Parade. This one has gone to the dogs. Man’s best friend is the center of thi… » Read More
Krewe of Bilge
The Krewe of Bilge is a Mardi Gras boat parade in Slidell, Louisiana, which throws to paradegoers from the middle of Slidell waterways! Some g… » Read More
Krewe of Caesar
Founded in 1979, the Krewe of Caesar takes the name of an actual historical figure rather than a myth.
Formed by more than 800 men and women me… » Read More
Krewe of Carrollton
Founded in 1924 by a group of local businessmen, Carrollton has a long-standing tradition of rolling exactly at its designated time.
The krewe … » Read More
Krewe of Centurions
Founded in 1979, the all-male Krewe of Centurions decided to name themselves after the fabled group of Roman warriors and leaders of men.
Origi… » Read More
Krewe of Chewbacchus
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is a Sci Fi themed parade width over 600 dues paying members and more than 50 homemade parade contraptions. … » Read More
Krewe of Choctaw
Founded in 1935, The Krewe of Choctaw had their first parade in 1939, 4 years after the founding of the organization.
Although the krewe took t… » Read More
Krewe of Cleopatra
Founded in 1972, the Krewe Of Cleopatra celebrates their 40th anniversary by moving from the Westbank to the Eastbank. The all-fema… » Read More
Krewe of Cork
Founded in 2000, the Krewe of Cork has grown into a world-famous Mardi Gras and wine industry phenomenon. Krewe members gather on select… » Read More
Krewe of Crescent City
Founded in 1947, the trucks in the Crescent City parade hold over 3,000 male and female riders.
The trucks each represent a different Carnival … » Read More
Krewe of Dionysus
The Krewe of Dionysus was founded in 1985 by a group of Northshore businessmen with the intention of bringing the first all-male krewe to Slid… » Read More
Krewe of Elks Jefferson
Founded in 1974, The Krewe of Elks-Jeffersonians is sponsored by the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks, a worldwide fraternal society dedicat… » Read More
Krewe of Elks Orleans
Founded in 1935, the Krewe of Elks Orleans is the oldest and largest of all the truck float krewes.
The Elks Orleans are a group of over 50 ind… » Read More
Krewe of Endymion
The Krewe of Endymion is one of the three Super Krewes. Super Krewes are defined by their stunning use of visuals and floats laced with brand new t… » Read More
Krewe of Eve
The Krewe of Eve was created in 1986 when six local residents decided to form a ladies-only parade krewe. The Krewe of Eve began with 260 ladies, a… » Read More
Krewe of Excalibur
Founded in 2000, Excalibur was named for the legendary sword of King Arthur.
Formed by approximately 250 men and women members, the Krewe of Ex… » Read More
Krewe of Hermes
Founded in 1937, while America suffered through the Great Depression, a group of New Orleans businessman met to come up with a solution to the wide… » Read More
Krewe of Iris
Founded in 1917, the Krewe of Iris first stated parading in 1959, and it is the oldest and largest all-female krewe in New Orleans.
Named … » Read More
Krewe of Isis
Founded in 1973, the all-female Krewe of Isis first started parading in Kenner before taking the standard Veterans Memorial Boulevard route in Jeff… » Read More
Krewe of Jefferson
Founded in 1972, the Krewe of Jefferson is the last truck parade in Jefferson Parish.
Krewe Of Jefferson was founded by former captain of the K… » Read More
Krewe of King Arthur and Merlin
Founded in 1977 on the West Bank, King Arthur now parades on New Orleans' Uptown route.
The Krewe of King Arthur's 450+ members are bes… » Read More
Krewe of Little Rascals
Founded in 1983, The Krewe of Little Rascals is America's longest-running, most flamboyant children's Mardi Gras krewe in Carnival his… » Read More
Krewe of Lyra
The Krewe of Lyra, is a coed social networking organization and Mardi Gras Krewe based out of Mandeville. They were founded in 2012, originall… » Read More
Krewe of Mid-City
Founded in 1933, the Krewe of Mid-City is the 5th-oldest continuously parading organization of the New Orleans Mardi Gras season. Often called &quo… » Read More
Krewe of Morpheus
Established in 2000, the Krewe of Morpheus is named for the Greek god of dreams.
The krewe strives to be inclusive in membership, and is formed… » Read More
Krewe of Muses
Organized in 2000, the Krewe of Muses is named after the legendary daughters of Zeus. In Greek mythology, muses were patrons of the arts and scienc… » Read More
Krewe of Napoleon
In 1980, the Krewe of Napoleon was created in 1980 to provide Jefferson Parish with fun and different Mardi Gras festivities.
The Corps de Napo… » Read More
Krewe of NOMTOC
Founded in 1951, the Krewe of NOMTOC (New Orleans Most Talked Of Club) began parading on the Westbank (Orleans Parish) in 1970.
Their inaugural… » Read More
Krewe of Nyx
The Mystic Krewe of Nyx, founded in 2012 is one of the newest Krewe’s to parade in New Orleans Mardi Gras. It is an all-women's Mard… » Read More
Krewe of Okeanos
Founded in 1949, the Krewe of Okeanos is named for the Greek god of oceans and fertile valleys.
The Krewe was originally formed to bring the ca… » Read More
Krewe of Olympia
The Mystic Krewe of Olympia was formed in 1965 by a group of northshore businessmen that wanted to bring a New Orleans style parade to the… » Read More
Krewe of Orpheus
Founded in 1993, the Krewe of Orpheus takes its name from the musically-inclined son of Zeus and Calliope. Founding members included Harry Connick,… » Read More
Krewe of Oshun
Founded in 1996, the Krewe of Oshun is named for the Yoruba goddess of love and intimacy.
The organization provides its members and families wi… » Read More
Krewe of Perseus
The Mystick Krewe of Perseus of Slidell is the city's oldest Carnival organization, founded in 1970, and is named for the Greek god who slew Me… » Read More
Krewe of Pontchartrain
The Krewe of Pontchartrain was organized in 1975 and was named after Lake Pontchartrain, which forms the northernmost border of New Orleans.
Th… » Read More
Krewe of Proteus
Founded in 1882, the Krewe of Proteus is the second-oldest krewe in Carnival history. Their floats even still use the original chassis from the 188… » Read More
Krewe of Pygmalion
Founded in 2000, Pygmalion takes its name from the Greek legend of a Cypress king who sculpted a statue of the sea nymph Galatea. So real and beaut… » Read More
Krewe of Rex
The Rex parade is an annual attraction of traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras and considered a centerpiece of the festival because of the Krewe&rsqu… » Read More
Krewe of Selene
The Krewe of Selene parades in Slidell, Louisiana on the Friday night before Mardi Gras. It came into existence in 1998, founded by a group of loca… » Read More
Krewe of Tchefuncte
The Krewe of Tchefuncte was organized in 1973. It is a boat parade that cruises the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville, Louisiana every Sunday before… » Read More
Krewe of Thor
The Krewe of Thor, organized in 1974, is named for the Norse god of thunder and patron of peasants and warriors.
Formed by 500 male and female … » Read More
Krewe of Thoth
Founded in 1947, the Krewe of Thoth is named for the Egyptian Patron of Wisdom and Inventor of Science, Art and Letters. The krewe's original p… » Read More
Krewe of Titans
The Mystic Krewe of Titans is a parade that takes place in Slidell, Louisiana. The Krewe is one of the newest parading organizations in Slidel… » Read More
Krewe of Tucks
The Krewe of Tucks first began in 1969 as a group of Loyola University students. The name "Krewe of Tucks" comes from the name of a now n… » Read More
Krewe of Zeus
Founded in 1958, the Krewe of Zeus was the first to stage a nightime parade in the suburbs of Jefferson Parish, where it holds the title of oldest … » Read More
Krewe of Zulu
Early in 1909, a group of laborers who had organized a club named "The Tramps" went to the Pythian Theater to see a musical comedy perfor… » Read More
The Mystic Knights of Adonis
Founded in 1999, The Mystic Knights of Adonis shares only a similarity in name to The Mystic Krewe of Adonis which paraded in Orleans Parish during… » Read More