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Knights of Sparta Parade Route

in Uptown New Orleans
  • The Knights of Sparta parade will start at the intersection of Napoleon Avenue and Perrier Street in New Orleans.
  • The parade will proceed north until St. Charles Street, where the knights will turn east.
  • The Knights of Sparta 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 parade will follow Canal to Tchoupitoulas Street, where it will turn south.
  • The parade will end at the intersection of Tchoupitoulas Street and St. Joseph Street.

SpartaThis years theme: A Knight at the Tonys
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 krewe, first paraded in 1981 in Orleans Parish. The Knights are still known for their elaborate bal masque tableaus and for their traditional, yet innovative, street parade on the first Saturday on the Carnival parade season. This organization is formed by more than 350 male riders.

Their 2014 parade paid tribute to famous couples and is called "Isn't it Romantic." This parade includes historic touches like flambeaux and mule driven floats. "Their throws include medallion beads, doubloons, Spartan helmets and a top secret mystery throw.

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