Krewe of Cleopatra Parade Route

in Uptown New Orleans
  • The Krewe of Cleopatra parade will start at the intersection of Napoleon Ave. and Prytania St.
  • The parade will proceed north until St. Charles Avenue, where the krewe will turn east (right).
  • The Krewe of Cleopatra 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.
New this year! 2022 Theme "Cleopatra's Greatest Hits''
Krewe of Cleopatra logo

Founded in 1972, the first all-female krewe on the West Bank celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2012 with a movie to the East Bank, becoming the first all-female organization on the Uptown route. Their motto is: "Her beauty is timeless, her age is now...forever!"

Named after the Queen of Egypt, the krewe consists of 1,800 members. The fun begins with a Cleopatra Pre-Parade and ends with the post-parade Cleo Jubilee. In between, the queen travels down St. Charles Avenue on her royal barge.

Other krewe events during the year include a Masquerade Gala in September and a Rendezvous Ball in January.

  • Year founded:  1972
  • Membership:  1800 female riders
  • Number of floats: 21 floats including 9 tandems
  • Signature throw:  decorated acrylic glasses
  • Motto:  "Her Beauty is Timeless, Her Age is Now—Forever"