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Phunny Phorty Phellows Parade Route


in Uptown New Orleans
  • The Phunny Phorty Phellows load the streetcar at the Willow Streetcar Bar on S. Carrollton. From there, the krewe rides the streetcar down S. Carrollton to St. Charles Avenue.
  • The streetcar makes Lee Circle to Canal before heading back down St. Charles.
  • The streetcar then heads back down St. Charles to S. Carollton—where they end at Willow Streetcar Barn.

Instead of throwing a traditional parade with floats, the Phunny Phorty Phellows also ‘Herald the Arrival of Carnival,’ the krewe loads up on a street car and rides all way the down St. Charles Ave. - from Uptown to Canal Street - and back. The Phellows, who first took to the streets in 1878 (with a long break that lasted from 1898 until 1981) is known for its satirical parades. Krewe members often dress in costumes that reflect topical issues. During their ‘parade,’ the Phunny Phorty Phellows have been known to drink champagne, eat king cake, and throw the first beads of the season!

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