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Krewe of Iris Parade Route

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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 IrisFounded 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 the Gods, the krewe sticks to strict Carnival traditions, wearing full-length masks and white gloves. The Krewe of Iris has 900 riders, 32 floats, 12 equestian units and marching bands. Throws include emblem cups, medallion beads, ceramic Iris beads, dolls and doubloons. The Krewe Captain thows her own special doubloon which is a popular item each year.