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Krewe of Argus Parade Route

in Metairie
  • The Krewe of Argus parade will begin at the intersection of Veterans Boulevard and Houma Boulevard.
  • The parade will go east on Veterans Memorial Boulevard until it reaches Severn Avenue, where it will turn north.
  • The Krewe of Argus will travel up Severn to the intersection of Severn and 12th Street, where the parade will turn around and head south.
  • At Veterans Memorial Boulevard, the parade will once more turn east.
  • The parade will follow Veterans all the way to Bonnabel Boulevard, where the parade will turn turn north once again.
  • At the intersection of Bonnabel and Feronia Street, the krewe will turn around and head south to Veterans once more.
  • On the final leg of the parade route, the krewe will travel east to the intersection of Veterans and Martin Behrman Avenue, where the parde will end.

Krewe of ArgusThe 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 Boulevard route in Metairie. A very family-oriented parade, King Argus is regarded by many in the same light as King Zulu and Rex of New Orleans. One favorite float is "George Rodrigue's Blue Dog," which throws stuffed Blue Dogs.

The name Argus comes from Greek Mythology. Argus was an all-seeing God with one hundred eyes. Argus observed Zeus cheating on his wife, the Goddess Hera. Zeus ordered Hermes to cut the head off of Argus. Hera, seeing this, took the hundred eyes off of Argus and put them on the tail of her peacock, where they remain today. That is why the peacock is the logo of the Krewe of Argus.

Originally, the Krewe honored as its Empresses entertainment celebrities like Barbara Eden, Phyllis Diller and Shirley Jones. In 1985, Argus' male and female membership instituted a new custom of selection Kings and Queens from its own membership.

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