- The Krewe du Vieux Parade Route begins on the corner of Royal & Elysian Fields in New Orleans.
- The parade will proceed down Royal St. for one block where it turns south on Frenchman Street.
- They will head down Frenchman St. until they take a right (west) on Decatur St.
- The parade will travel down Decatur through the French Quarter until making a right on St. Philip St.
- The parade will head north on St. Philip approximately 2 blocks before taking a left (west) onto Royal Street.
- They will parade down Royal St. and continue until reaching Toulouse where they take a left and head south.
- The krewe will travel down Toulouse until reaching Decatur St Where they turn right and head west.
- Once on Decatur St. they will follow it all the way down N. Peters St and into Tchoupitoulas St.
- Travelling down Tchoupitoulas St. until reaching Andrew Higgins where they take a left (south).
- Continuining a flew blocks down Andrew Higgens where the parade ends in front of the Sugar Mill.
When the Krewe of Clones (founded in 1978) decided to become more respectable, Craig "Spoons" Johnson and Don Marshall decided to keep the parade's original raucous, art-inspired spirit alive by starting Krewe du Vieux Carré.
At first, the ragtag krewe had 16 subkrewes, and a collection of mule-drawn or hand-pulled handmade floats. But by 2001, KdV had its first title float, and its membership was growing. Its numerous subkrewes with names like Krewe of C.R.U.D.E., Krewe of L.E.W.D. and Mystic Krewe of Spermes meet in the "Den of Muses," a warehouse space, to bring together their costumes and floats.
In 2006, KdV was the first parade to march post-Katrina, and garnered national attention for its tenacity and lightheartedness in the face of tragedy. That year's theme was "C'est Levee." Other themes over the years have included "Habitat for Insanity" and "Where the Vile Things Are." Their after party is called "The Krewe du Vieux Doo."
Today Krewe du Vieux is loved for its wild satire, adult themes, and political comedy, as well as for showcasing some of the best brass and jazz bands in New Orleans.