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Krewe of Iris Parade Route

in Uptown New Orleans
  • The Krewe of Iris parade will start at the intersection of Napoleon Avenue and Carondelet Street in New Orleans.
  • The parade will proceed south until St. Charles Street, where the krewe will turn east.
  • The Krewe of Iris will follow St. Charles all the way to Lee Circle, around the circle and back on St. Charles northward to Canal Street.
  • At Canal, the parade will turn northwest on Canal and follow the road to Burgundy Street, where the parade will turn around and proceed on the opposite side of Canal Street southeastward.
  • The krewe will follow Canal to Tchoupitoulas Street, where the parade will turn south.
  • The parade will follow Tchoupitoulas to the intersection with Poydras Street, and here the parade will end.

Krewe of Iris The Krewe of Iris is the oldest and one of the largest female Carnival organization for women. Holding strong to the honored Mardi Gras traditions in its tableau ball and parade, Iris members always wear white gloves and masks, maintaining the "mystery" of the season. The Krewe takes its name from Iris, the goddess of the rainbow and the messenger of the gods in classical Greek mythology.

Parading through the streets of New Orleans since 1959, the Krewe of Iris includes 1500 members participating in a Carnival celebration featuring bands and entertainment from across the United States, 12-tandem floats, and 37 floats. Noted for its unique throws, including hand decorated sunglasses and king cake babies, the Krewe throws a diversity of beads, cups, doubloons, and Iris-themed items. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017, the Krewe of Iris looks forward to a tableau and parade that preserves its tradition while setting new standards for fun and frivolity.

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