NOTE: The date, time and route have not yet been confirmed for the 2016 year!
- The boat parade begins at Marie's Marina and travels South on the Tchefuncte River.
- The parade will continue for about a half mile, before making a 180° turn starboard
- Parade ends at Riverside Park South near where St. Francis Street meets Water St.
The Krewe of Tchefuncte was organized in 1973. It is a boat parade that cruises the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville, Louisiana every Sunday before Mardi Gras.
While most Mardi Gras Krewe’s charge yearly dues and have a closed membership, the Krewe of Tchefuncte is open to all boaters on a first come basis for a small registration fee.
The boat parade celebrates maritime life on the historic river. The town of Madisonville was founded in 1817. It is one of the oldest communities in Louisiana and is the oldest permanent settlement in St. Tammany Parish.