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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:

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 great spots to catch the parade are at The Dock of …Read More »

Krewe of Mona Lisa and MoonPie
Established in 1984, the Krewe of Mona Lisa and Moonpie is a Slidell, Louisiana based parading group. They are the original walking parade in the southwestern Louisiana city. The Krewe say…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 Clones decided to become more respectable, Craig "…Read More »

Krewe Delusion
krewedelusion is the Big Easy's newest, satirical parade. krewedelusion keeps its annual theme a secret until the actual day of the parade. This unique parade krewe is the root organizatio…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 history. Named after the famous group of kids from TV…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 Medusa. Perseus hosts a ball and a thirteen-floa…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 selected Fridays, usually the first Friday of each month…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 with a year-round venue for wholesome family enterta…Read More »

Krewe of Cleopatra
  Founded in 1972, the Krewe Of Cleopatra celebrates their 40th anniversary by moving from the Uptown to the Eastbank. The all-female Krewe will kick off Mardi Gras season by marching…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 Excalibur's medieval theme lends itself to grand…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, after its founding members threw a party and invite…Read More »

Krewe of Athena
The Krewe of Athena Carnival Club, Inc. is the newest all-female Mardi Gras club in Jefferson Parish. The carnival group was incorporated as the Krewe of Athena Carnival Club, Inc. in March of 2014. S…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 the 1950's. Adonis was the epitome of mal…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 Krewe of Gladiators and several long-time carnival par…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. The Krewe of Pontchartrain consists of more than 275…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 the name of a Native American tribe that inhabited …Read More »

Krewe of Freret
The Krewe of Freret is a New Orleans based co-ed krewe that with a focus on preserving Mardi Gras tradition, supporting local businesses and conducting service events that benefit the city. …Read More »

'tit Rex
‘tit Rəx is New Orlean’s first and only MicroKrewe. A group of artists, businesspeople, teachers, workers and bon vivants founded ‘tit Rəx in 2009 in a response to the super kre…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 disciplines. The Knights of Sparta, an all-male …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 members, Caesar is the largest Carnival organization…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 northshore community so that the rural residents …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 Slidell, formed in 2009. The Krewe is composed of 12…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 beautiful was the statue to Pygmalion, he fell helpless…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. The krewe's ball, the CHEWBACCHANAL, is in the…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 has weathered the tests of time through its nearly…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 best known for their afternoon parade on the first Su…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 anniversary parade, one Gretna Kick-Off parade, a…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 Slidell. The club’s royalty is selected at the C…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 Mardi Gras. While most Mardi Gras Krewe&rsquo…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 this parade through the streets of the French Quarter…Read More »

Krewe of 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 and nature. The Ancient Druids are a parade-on…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 Mardi Gras Krewe, embracing women of diverse backgroun…Read More »

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 the public. They continue that tradition today usi…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 sciences, as well as sources of inspiration for artists,…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 parading career of the venerable Krewe of Momus, an o…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 widespread woes of the time, a solution that only New …Read More »

Krewe d'Etat
Founded in 1996, Le Krewe d'Etat features 21 floats, including a special signature High Priest Float. Its floats adhere to a traditional style of design that impart Le Krewe d'Etat'…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 local professional women. Their first year began with …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. Originally formed by a partnership of businessmen from …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 by more than 500 male and female riders. This kre…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 parade had six floats, six bands, six marching un…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 for the Goddess of the Rainbow and Messenger to th…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 non-existen uptown pub where two college students d…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 technology and celebrity Grand Marshals. Their para…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 Jefferson Parish. Comprised of 250 riders and 21 f…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 carnival to St. Claude Avenue, the founder’s n…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 "The best day parade in Mardi Gras," Mid-Cit…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 parade route was designed specifically to serve peo…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 anything previously seen in Carnival. They then decid…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 Napoleon's primary mission is to honor New Orleans…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 1880's. The Krewe of Proteus parade is based …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, both the junior and senior. In New Orleans, t…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 performed by the Smart Set. The comedy included a skit e…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’s rich and colorful themes, maskers in original …Read More »

Krewe of Grela
  Founded in 1947, The Krewe of Grela takes its name from the comunity where the parade passes through, Gretna, LA. It was the first krewe to hold a parade on the Westbank of Jefferson…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 Jefferson Parish, it follows the Veterans Memorial…Read More »

Krewe of Lyra
The Krewe of Lyra is a coed social networking organization and Mardi Gras Krewe based on the Northshore. They were founded in 2010, originally as an all-women organization. Last year, they went…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 individually designed truck floats that parade follow…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 organization. The krewe sets no overall theme for …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 Krewe Of Jason wanted to bring Mardi Gras to Jeffer…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 dedicated to charitable deeds. Following the Krewe of…Read More »