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Krewe of Tucks Parade Route

Print Route
in Uptown
  • The Krewe of Tucks parade will start at the intersection of Napoleon Avenue and Magazine Street in New Orleans.
  • The parade will proceed north until St. Charles Street, where the krewe will turn east.
  • The Krewe of Tucks 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 the interesection of Canal and Decatur Street, where the parade will end.

Krewe of TucksThe Krewe of Tucks first began in 1969 as a group of Loyola University students. The name "Krewe of Tucks" comes from the name of a now non-existen uptown pub where two college students decided to start their own krewe after failing at their attempt to become white flambeaux carriers.

The parade has grown immensely over the years. Originally it was a night time parade of pick-up trucks. In 1983, the parade became a daytime event, and in 1986 the parade's course finally reached downtown.

Since its founding, Krewe of Tucks has a reputation of a rag-tag group. While the group has grown, they made sure to never lose their sense of humor and maintains their “Animal House” reputation. They are recognized for its irreverence and satirical floats, including the King's Throne, a giant toilet.

Past Krewe of Tucks kings include actors John Candy and Eugene Levy.