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Mardi Gras Parade Krewes

Each Mardi Gras Parade Krewe has a unique history and theme. Some have been around for decades, while others have been in existence for just a few years. Below is a full list of Mardi Gras Parade Krewes.

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Krewe of Zulu
Home page of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, well-known for its interesting history and "golden nugget" (coconut) parade throws.

Mardi Gras Indians
The Mardi Gras tradition often considered our "Black Mardi Gras". See the beautiful beaded and feathered costumes they hand-design and create throughout the entire year!

Krewe of Bacchus
Krewe of Bacchus features national celebrity monarchs each year, and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors. Its yearly exclusive Rendezvous can be seen live. Re-broadcasts now online!

Krewe of Rex
This parade krewe is the origin of many traditions of Mardi Gras, including the Carnival colors of purple, green and gold, as well as the collectible doubloon coins (introduced by Rex in 1960).

Krewe of Endymion
Endymion quickly emerged as one of Carnival's 'Super-Krewes' in 1974 with the inclusion of more floats and celebrity guests.

Other Parade Krewes:

'tit Rəx
While all of the other Mardi Gras Krewes are aiming for bigger, ‘tit Rəx has a uniquely different mission.Read More »

Krewe of Alla
Founded in 1932, the all-male Krewe of Alla is one of the largest krewes in the Westbank. They now parade on the Eastbank.Read More »

Krewe of Argus
Founded in 1972, the Krewe of Argus takes its name from the Greek god Argus, the all-seeing with one hundred eyes.Read More »

Krewe of Athena
The Krewe of Athena Carnival Club, Inc. is the newest all-female Mardi Gras Krewe in the Greater New Orleans area. Read More »

Knights of Babylon
Founded in 1939, the Knights of Babylon proudly adhere to the traditional float design, which has remain unchanged for over 60 years.Read More »

Krewe of Bacchus
Bacchus is one of New Orleans' oldest and biggest Mardi Gras krewes.Read More »

Krewe of Barkus
The Krewe of Barkus is the only Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans by and for the canine population.Read More »

Krewe of Bilge
The Krewe of Bilge is a boat parade krewe in Slidell, Louisiana.Read More »

Krewe of Bosom Buddies
The Krewe of Bosom Buddies parades through the French Quarter handing out medallions and other throws, including a unique hand-decorated bra.Read More »

Krewe of Caesar
Caesar is the largest Carnival organization in Jefferson Parish history.Read More »

Krewe of Carrollton
Carrollton is now the fourth oldest parading krewe and one of the city's most popular parades.Read More »

Krewe of Centurions
Founded in 1979, this all-male organization decided to be named after the fabled group of Roman warriors, as the Centurians were leaders of men.Read More »

Knights of Chaos
Organized in 2000, the Krewe of Chaos was formed by 200 male riders.Read More »

Krewe of Chewbacchus
Krewe of Chewbacchus is an environmentally conscious, Sci-Fi themed parade. They're also a self-described satirical space cult.Read More »

Krewe of Choctaw
Founded in 1935, The Krewe of Choctaw had their first parade in 1939, 4 years after the founding of the organization.Read More »

Krewe of Claude
The Washington Heights Tenant Association established this krewe in 1986 and focuses on service to their community. This parade kicks off the Carnival season in Slidell taking the traditional Slidell …Read More »

Krewe of Cleopatra
Founded in 1972, the Krewe of Cleopatra, named after the legendary Queen of Egypt, is the first all-female organization in the Westbank.Read More »

Krewe of Cork
Founded in 2000, the Krewe of Cork has grown into a world-famous Mardi Gras and wine industry phenomenon, celebrating wine, food and fun!Read More »

Corps de Napoleon
Founded in 1980, the Corps de Napoleon honors Louisiana's French history by taking its name from France's greatest hero, Napoleon.Read More »

Krewe of Crescent City
Founded in 1947, the trucks in the Crescent City parade hold over 3,000 male and female riders.Read More »

Krewe of Dionysus
The Krewe of Dionysus was founded in 1985 by a group of Northshore businessmen with the intention of bringing the first all male Krewe to Slidell.Read More »

Krewe of Druids
The Druids are a parade-only krewe. They do not have a bal masque or traditional royalty.Read More »

Krewe of Elks Jefferson
Founded in 1974, the Krewe of Elks-Jeffersonians is sponsored by the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks, a worldwide fraternal society dedicated to charitable deeds.Read More »

Krewe of Elks Orleans
The Elks Orleanians are a group of over 50 individually designed truck floats that parade following Rex down St. Charles Ave.Read More »

Krewe of Endymion
Endymion quickly emerged as one of Carnival's 'Super-Krewes' in 1974 with the inclusion of more floats and celebrity guests.Read More »

Krewe of Eve
The Krewe of Eve was created in 1986 when six local residents decided to form a ladies-only parade krewe.Read More »

Krewe of Excalibur
Founded in 2000, Excalibur was named for the legendary sword of King Arthur.Read More »

Krewe of Freret
The Krewe of Freret returns to parade Uptown after an absence of many years.Read More »

Krewe of Hermes
Founded in 1937, the Knights of Hermes take their name from the Greek mythos of the winged courier of the gods.Read More »

Krewe of Iris
Founded in 1917, the Krewe of Iris first stated parading in 1959 and is the oldest as well as the largest all-female Krewe in New Orleans.Read More »

Krewe of Isis
Founded in 1973, the all-female Krewe of Isis first started parading in Kenner before taking the standard Veterans Memorial Boulevard route in Jefferson Parish.Read More »

Krewe of Jefferson
Founded in 1972, the Krewe of Jefferson is the last truck parade in Jefferson Parish.Read More »

Krewe of Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc is held in the French Quarter annually on January 6 in honor of the unofficial patron saint's birthday and Twelfth Night. The parade begins at 6 sharp at Jax Brewery on the corner of Decat…Read More »

Krewe of King Arthur and Merlin
Founded in 1977 on the West Bank, King Arthur now parades on New Orleans' Uptown route. The Krewe of King Arthur's 250+ members are best known for their afternoon parade on the first Sunday of Mardi G…Read More »

Krewe d'Etat
Le Krewe d'Etat emerged in 1996 as the preeminent krewe and now boasts numerous floats with many riders.Read More »

krewedelusion is the Big Easy's newest satirical parade, with fourteen subkrewes sure to entertain.Read More »

Krewe of Little Rascals
Founded in 1983, the Krewe of Little Rascals is America's longest-running, most flamboyant children's Mardi Gras Krewe in Carnival history.Read More »

Krewe of Lyra
The Krewe of Lyra is an all-women parade that was founded in 2012. Lyra’s official call “Long Live Lyra” is answered with the response “La La La Lyra!”Read More »

Krewe of Mid-City
Founded in 1933, the Krewe of Mid-City is the 5th-oldest continuously parading organization of the New Orleans Mardi Gras season.Read More »

Krewe of Morpheus
Established in 2000, the Krewe of Morpheus is named for the Greek god of dreams.Read More »

Krewe of Muses
Organized in 2000, the Krewe of Muses is named for the daughters of Zeus and patrons of the arts and sciences.Read More »

Knights of Nemesis
The Knights of Nemesis take its name from Nemesis, the goddess of retribution in the Greek mythology.Read More »

Krewe of NOMTOC
Founded in 1951, The Krewe of NOMTOC (New Orleans Most Talked Of Club) began parading on the Westbank (Orleans Parish) in 1971.Read More »

Krewe of Nyx
The Mystic Krewe of Nyx is an all women's Mardi Gras Krewe in New Orleans. Nyx, was the Greek goddess of the night.Read More »

Krewe of Okeanos
Founded in 1949, the Krewe of Okeanos is named for the Greek god of oceans and fertile valleys.Read More »

Krewe of Olympia
The Mystic Krewe of Olympia was formed in 1965 by a group of local businessmen.Read More »

Original Krewe of Orpheus
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Krewe of Orpheus
In New Orleans, the krewe established themselves as a superkrewe with their first parade in 1994, which rolled with 700 riders, a record at the time.Read More »

Krewe of Oshun
Founded in 1996, the Krewe of Oshun is named for the Yoruba goddess of love and intimacy.Read More »

Krewe of Pandora
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Krewe of Paws
The goal of The Krewe De Paws is three fold, Have a lot of fun, bring attention to Historic Olde Towne Slidell, and to raise money for a number of worthwhile animal assistance groups.Read More »

Krewe of Pearl River Lions Club
Founded in 1953, the Krewe of Pearl River Lions Club supports the Pearl River Lions Club, a group that provides eye care for those who qualify.Read More »

Krewe of Perseus
The Krewe of Perseus is Slidell's oldest Carnival organization, and is named for the Greek hero who slew Medusa.Read More »

Phunny Phorty Phellows
Phunny Phorty Phellows is a satirical parade that annually kicks off Carnival Season as the krewe takes its ride on the St. Charles Streetcar Line January 6.Read More »

Krewe of Pontchartrain
The Krewe of Pontchartrain was organized in 1975 and was named after Lake Pontchartrain, which forms the northernmost border of New Orleans.Read More »

Krewe of Poseidon
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Krewe of Proteus
Founded in 1882 and making its debut with a parade theme based on Egyptian mythology, the Krewe of Proteus is the second oldest Krewe in Carnival history.Read More »

Krewe of Pygmalion
The Krewe of Pygmalion was founded by a group of Carnival veterans to provide a high-quality parade for the first week of the season.Read More »

Krewe of Rex
The Krewe of Rex is the originator of many traditions of Mardi Gras, including its colors of purple, green and gold, as well as the collectible doubloon coins (introduced by Rex in 1960).Read More »

Krewe of Selene
The Krewe of Selene parades in Slidell, Louisiana on the Friday night before Mardi Gras.Read More »

Krewe of Slidellians
The Slidell Women's Civic Club was founded in 1947 and formed to assist in service to the community of Eastern St. Tammany parish.  Their Krewe of Slidellians takes the traditional Slidell pa…Read More »

Société Des Champs Elysée
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Knights of Sparta
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.Read More »

Krewe of Tchefuncte
The Krewe of Tchefuncte was organized in 1973. It is a boat parade that cruises the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville, Louisiana every Mardi Gras.Read More »

The Mystic Knights of Adonis
Mystic Knights of Adonis shares only a similarity in name to The Mystic Krewe of Adonis which paraded in Orleans Parish during the 1950's.Read More »

The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale
The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale was founded in 2013 for social purposes for women to establish ties of friendship of its members and the promotion of good fellowship.Read More »

Krewe of Thoth
Founded in 1947, the Krewe of Thoth is named for the Egyptian Patron of Wisdom and the Inventor of Science, Art and Letters.Read More »

Krewe of Titans
The Mystic Krewe of Titans is a parade that takes place in Slidell, Louisiana. The krewe is composed of 125 men.Read More »

Krewe of Tucks
Organized in 1969, the Krewe of Tucks has been a crowd favorite for almost 40 years for both its irreverence and its great throws.Read More »

Krewe du Vieux
Founded in 1987, the Krewe du Vieux is one of the most anticipated krewes, with handmade mule-drawn floats and adult themes.Read More »

Krewe of Zulu
The Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club is well known for its interesting history and "golden nugget" (coconut) parade throws.Read More »

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