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Krewe of Endymion Parade Route

Print Route
in Mid-City
  • The Krewe of Endymion parade starts at the interesction of City Park Avenue and Orleans Avenue.
  • From there they travel down Orleans Avenue to the intersection with N. Carrolton Avenue.
  • They take a right onto Carrollton and take that street until it intersects with Canal Street.
  • The Krewe travels down Canal Street through Mid City until they reach St. Charles Avenue.
  • At St. Charles Avenue, they take a right and follow it until the intersection with Howard Avenue at Lee Circle.
  • They take Howard Avenue until taking a right Loyola Avenue.
  • There is a left turn on to Dave Dixon Drive.
  • Their next turn is a left on to Liberty Street
  • That is followed by a right onto Julia Street.
  • They take a right on to Le Rouge Lane.
  • There is another right on to Dave Dixon Drive.
  • Their last turn is on LaSalle Street and into Champions Sqaure at the Superdome.

Krewe of EndymionThe 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 parade has become one of the largest of the eighty parades during Mardi Gras. It is so popular that locals and those in the know begin saving their viewing spots in the early morning hours, even though the parade doesn’t happen until the evening.

Endymion gets its name from the figure of Greek mythology, the most handsome of men and the god of youth and fertility.

First parading in 1967, Endymion quickly emerged as one of Carnival's 'Super-Krewes' in 1974 with the inclusion of more floats and celebrity guests.

Past celebrity guests have included

  • KC and the Sunshine Band
  • Suzanne Somers
  • Captain & Tennille
  • Kool & the Gang
  • Fats Domino
  • Tom Jones
  • Dolly Parton
  • Heather Locklear
  • Roy Orbison
  • Smokey Robinson
  • John Goodman
  • Steven Seagal
  • The Beach Boys
  • Chuck Norris
  • David Schwimmer
  • Emeril Lagasse
  • Britney Spears
  • Marisa Tomei
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Kevin Costner

 

2013 was a big year for the Krewe of Endymion as they rolled out the world's largest Mardi Gras Float and featured pop star Kelly Clarkson as the celebrity grand marshall. The record breaking float was 330 feet long, held 230 riders and cost $1.2 million to build.

Their 2013 theme was “Ancient  Mysteries.”  Their super-tandem floats depicted mysteries as Noah's Ark, Atlantis, King Author and many more. The floats carried over 2,650 masked revelers that they said "bombarded the enthusiastic crowds with MILLIONS of strands of Mardi Gras beads and Endymion 2013 collectible throws.”