PLEASE NOTE: There will be no New Orleans parades in 2021 due to Covid.
- The Krewe of Chahta begins at Highway 190 on the corner of Mill Road, heading west.
- They then follow Highway 190 and take a right at 17th Street.
- They continue until Beulah Street, where they turn left.
- The parade continues for two blocks and turns right on Jefferson Street.
- After continuing for two blocks, the parade turns left onto Fish Hatchery Road (Davis Avenue).
- The krewe continues until the Lacombe Nursing Centre, where they disband.
Founded in 1989, the Krewe of Chahta’s was named for Chahta-Ima High School in Lacombe on the North Shore. It all started in 1989 by a group of friends who had gathered at a local watering hole called The Morocco Room. Many of the founding members of the krewe attended the school named for St. Tammany’s founding father, Fr. Adrien Rouquette. Except for the year after Hurricane Katrina, the krewe has presented an annual Carnival ball since 1996. This parade is comprised of floats, cars, marching units and horse groups.