PLEASE NOTE: There will be no New Orleans parades in 2021 due to Covid.
- The Knights of Sparta parade will start at the intersection of Jefferson Ave. and Magazine St. The krewe will then continue East (right) down Magazine, and make a left going North up Napoleon Ave.
- The parade will proceed north until St. Charles Avenue, where the krewe will turn east (right).
- 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 right on Canal and follow the road to Tchoupitoulas Street, where it will turn south (right).
- The parade will end at the intersection of Tchoupitoulas Street and Poydras Street.
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. Past throws have included medallion beads, doubloons, Spartan helmets and a top secret mystery throw.
- Year founded: 1951
- Membership: 300 male riders
- Number of floats: 17 floats