PLEASE NOTE: There will be no New Orleans parades in 2021 due to Covid.
- The Krewe of Choctaw parade will start at the intersection of Napoleon Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans.
- The parade will proceed north until St. Charles Avenue, where the krewe will turn east (right).
- The Krewe of Choctaw 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 and follow Canal to the interesection of Tchoupitoulas and Canal Street.
- The parade turns right on Tchoupitoulas and ends at Poydras St.
Although this social club was founded in 1935, the Krewe of Choctaw didn’t have their first parade until 1939 when they bought ten old mail wagons from the U.S. Government – the chassis for the first Choctaw carnival parade floats. They used the New Orleans Sanitation garage and a U.S. Naval Station warehouse as dens before moving to their lair in Algiers.
Formerly a West Bank parade, today the Krewe of Choctaw follows the traditional Uptown route in New Orleans. It rolls on the first Saturday of the carnival season. Men, women and children are welcome to join. The krewe holds events throughout the year, including the Chief Choctaw Pub Crawl, Chief’s Red Beans & Rice Dinner, Chief Choctaw’s Big Pow Wow and an annual golf tournament.
- Year founded: 1935
- Membership: 275 male and female riders+ children
- Number of floats: 16 floats
- Signature throw: hand decorated tomahawks